From the Spring 2019 edition of Skylight. On January 14-16, 2019, the Graduate Theological Union hosted a regional consultation on the theme of interreligious theological education as part of a larger study of “Current and Future Directions in Theological Education.” The three-year project, designed to cultivate sustained reflection and conversation on theological education at the field level, is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, and overseen by Lancaster Theological Seminary. Given its leadership in interreligious theological education, the GTU was an outstanding choice to host this particular event. Three GTU faculty members were among the presenters at the consultation. Dean Uriah Kim’s presentation on interreligious theological education and institutional change articulated some of the challenges the [...]
From the Fall 2018 edition of Skylight. Bill Zangeneh-Lester is a man with a mission: a mission to bring the GTU’s model of interreligious and interdisciplinary engagement to the 30,000 students at American River College (ARC), a community college in Sacramento. Even as he completes his GTU dissertation on the topic of interreligious learning in civic spaces, Zangeneh-Lester is already putting this scholarship into action as chair of the Department of Humanities and Religious Studies and director of the Honors Program at ARC, where he has taught since 2015. In the process, Zangeneh-Lester is furthering the impact of the GTU’s work to expand interreligious dialogue and understanding, [...]
March 31, 2017 The Walter & Elise Haas Fund has provided the GTU a grant to support the CIS and CJS in their joint Madrasa-Midrasha programming for this year. We are pleased to announce the student research grant recipients: Mahjabeen Dhala (CIS), “Exploring the Role of Female Activism in Islamic and Jewish Tradition,” Ahmad Ibrahim Moss (CIS) “Imagining an Islamic Liberation Theology in a Post-Truth World,” and group grant recipients Bat Sheva Miller (CJS), Mahjabeen Dhala (CIS) and Jonathan Homrighausen (JST/SCU/GTU), “Abrahamic Hevruta: Developing Pedagogies of Interfaith Education.” Congratulations!
February 24, 2017 The Walter & Elise Haas Fund has provided the GTU a grant to support the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies in their joint programming for this academic year. We are pleased to announce grants for students working on an interreligious research project related to Judaism and Islam. Grants will range from $250 to $500 for individual projects and $500 to $1000 for joint projects, which are strongly encouraged. Student must be in the GTU MA, ThD or PhD degree program focusing on Jewish Studies and/or Islamic Studies and/or have registered for a CJS [...]