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)
- Introduction - Dr. Uriah Kim (GTU Interim President), on the meaning of spiritual care, and the role of the GTU and similar institutions in times of crisis.
- March 27, 2020 – Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, Director, Interreligious Chaplaincy Program, on spiritual care, resilience, and community in these days of uncertainty
- April 3, 2020 – Dr. Deena Aranoff (Center for Jewish Studies)
- April 10, 2020 – Dr. Kate Barush (GTU/JST-SCU)
- April 17, 2020 – Dr. Rita Sherma (Center for Dharma Studies) and Dr. Devin Phillip Zuber (Center for Swedenborgian Studies)
- April 24, 2020 – Dr. Munir Jiwa (Center for Islamic Studies)
- May 1, 2020 – Dr. Braden Molhoek (Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences)
- May 8, 2020 – Dr. Elizabeth S. Peña (Center for the Arts & Religion)
- May 15, 2020 – Dr. Wendy Arce (Associate Dean of Students)
- May 22, 2020 – Dr. Uriah Kim, closing reflections
See all these essays and more on the GTU Voices blog
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.