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Spiritual Care and Ethical Leadership for Our Times

Spiritual Care and Ethical Leadership for Our Times

Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Faith, Resilience, Culture, and Community in an Age of Uncertainty

The novel coronavirus pandemic of 2020 requires individuals, organizations, communities, and governments worldwide to navigate an unprecedented set of circumstances. Throughout the spring of 2020, this initiatve will feature written reflections and videos from scholars, spiritual leaders, and cultural critics from across the GTU, exploring the meaning of spiritual care, ethics, and leadership from a broad array of interreligious and interdisciplinary perspectives. We will also be curating resources to help you build and maintain community in a time of social distancing. 

Watch the Latest Video from this Series

Dr. Deena Aranoff, Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the GTU, offers video reflections as part of our "Spiritual Care and Ethical Leadership for Our Times" series. As the Passover holiday approaches, Dr. Aranoff asks, "How can we find sacred time in an age of pandemic?" Return each Friday at noon for new content.

A Tentative Schedule of Contributors
(New material will be posted each Friday at Noon PST through May 22, 2020)

See all these essays and more on the GTU Voices blog

Reflections from Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, Director of the Interreligious Chaplaincy Program at the GTU.

You can participate live on Zoom at noon PST: https://gtu.zoom.us/j/3288611370

Reflections from Dr. Deena Aranoff, Director of Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the GTU.

Return to this page after noon on April 10, for reflections from Dr. Kate Barush the Thomas E. Bertelsen Jr. Associate Professor of Art History and Religion at the Jesuit School of Theology

Return to this page after noon on April 17, for reflections from Dr. Rita Sherma from the Center for Dharma Studies at the GTU and Dr. Devin Zuber from the Center for Swedenborgian Studies.

Return to this page after noon on April 24, for reflections from Dr. Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU.

Return to this page after noon on May 1, for reflections from Dr. Braden Molhoek, from the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences at the GTU.

Return to this page after noon on May 8, for reflections from Dr. Elizabeth S. Peña, Director of the Center for the Arts and Religion at the GTU.

Return to this page after noon on May 15, for reflections from Dr. Wendy Arce, Associate Dean of Students at the GTU.

Return to this page after noon on May 22, for reflections from Dr. Uriah Kim, Interim President, Dean, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the GTU.

A Religion and Art Historian's Perspective on this an Age of Uncertainty

In this online event, Dr. Kathryn Barush, presents a religion and art perspective on faith, resilience, culture, and community in this age of uncertainty. You can find both a video reflection and blog from her on our website after noon PST on April 10, 2020.

Online Event

Two Faith Perspectives in our Time of Uncertainty

In this online event, Dr. Rita Sherma, Director of the Center for Dharma Studies at the GTU and Dr. Devin Phillip Zuber of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies, present their perspectives in these days of uncertainty. You can find both a video reflection and blog from them on our website after noon...

Online Event

A Muslim Perspective on Spiritual Care and Ethical Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty

In this online event, Dr. Munir Jiwa of the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU, presents on spiritual care, resilience, and community in these days of uncertainty. You can find both a video reflection and blog from him on our website after noon PST on April 24, 2020.

Online Event