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GTU Diversity Welcoming Reception

For Students, Faculty, Staff of Color and International Students, Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, September 26, 4:30-6:00pm

Badé Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Drive

Hosted by GTU Consortium Student Affairs Office. Contact Kathleen Kook, GTU Dean of Students,

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Liturgy News
Wednesday, 5:15 Mass, Spanish Liturgy
Thursday, 5:15 Service with Lay Presider
Presider Schedule Week of September 24-29
Monday, September 24, 8:00am Kabutta
Tuesday, September 25, 8:00am Masikini 5:15pm Murphy
Wednesday, September 26, 8:00am Zezika 5:15pm Garcia Pintos
Thursday, September 27, 8:00am Mayaki/Kamanzi 5:15pm Carlos Rodriguez
Friday, September 28, 8:00am Rabotovao 5:15 Clerveau
Saturday, September 29, 8:30am Vu

JST Announcements
  • We are in the process of putting together the JST Photo Directory. Current JST students, please fill out the attached form to let us know your current information and what you would like included. If you don't fill out the form, we will place all your directory information from ecampus (name, address, phone, and e-mail) and your photo from your SCU ID card.
    Current JST faculty, staff and students, if you wish to submit a different photo, please send to The photo must be a headshot only, against a plain background. 
    Due date: Monday, October 1.

JST Events

Zoom GTU Library Orientation
JST Orientation Week
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Mass of the Holy Spirit and Welcome Back BBQ
5:15pm, Gesu Chapel

Mission Church at Night

SCU Events 

How to Do Good AI and Data Science (By Living Your Ethics)
12:00-1:00pm, Charney Hall, Room 102

DJ Patil served as the first Chief Data Scientist of the United States and is now a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations. In this talk, he will address the juncture between ethical ideas and practice in the field of data science, and the urgent need for the development of corporate cultures that embed considerations of fairness, the proper use of data, and the harm that can be done by inappropriate use of data, as key parts of product development.
Co-sponsored by The AI for Social Impact Speaker Series, HTLI, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and the Artificial Intelligence Club at Santa Clara Law.

The Ethics of Narrative Inquiry in Medicine
12:00-1:00pm, Wiegand Room, Vari Hall

Dr. Harter engages with the ethics of narrative inquiry as a framework for interventions in medical contexts, including a narrative medicine curriculum for medical students, a documentary series on creativity in healthcare, and a podcast series for a health communication journal.
In association with the DeNardo Lectureship; Co-sponsored by the Department of Communication and the Department of Women's & Gender Studies

A Conversation Between ‘Enemies’ in the Abortion War
7:00PM-8:30pm, St. Clare Room, Harrington Learning Commons

Two national experts -- one pro-choice and one pro-life -- talk about abortion; a possible post-Roe v. Wade world; and their friendship.
Co-sponsored with the SCU Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and St. Thomas More Society SCU Law

SCU Campus Climate Survey: How do we move forward?
6-8pm; OML 832 Market St, Santa Clara

Join us for continuing conversations about identity and inclusion.

GTU News and Events

GTU Library Workshops

The GTU Library offers many workshops throughout the semester to help students with research, writing and citation.  The Zotero workshops feature a free online service for keeping track of bibliographic citations. They also offer workshops on finding resources for biblical and theological research, writing Biblical exegesis paper, and doing research from a distance.  

GTU Library Book Store
10:00 am - 3:00 pm, plaza in front of GTU Library

It's time for the GIANT ANNUAL LIBRARY BOOKSALE. Come in honor of St. Jerome (the patron saint of librarians) and stock up on theology books. $2 for hardcover, $1 for paperback. No early birds please. Light refreshments served.

GTU Diversity: A Welcoming Reception for Students, Faculty, Staff of Color and International Students, Faculty and Staff
4:30 - 6:00, Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion

This event is hosted by the GTU consortium student affairs offices. For more information, contact Kathleen Kook, GTU Dean of Students,

Lex Orandi, Lex Vivendi et Via Media: Christian Worship for the 21st Century
7:45 pm Denniston Refectory, 2450 LeConte.

Dr. Lim Swee Hong, Associate Professor of Sacred Music at Emmanuel College of Victoria University of the University of Toronto, Canada. Respondent: Dr. Jamie Apgar.

How might churches revitalize liturgical practice in the light of socio-cultural changes in the present era? While the tradition is a rich repository of the Christian faith, it is not realistic to keep the existing liturgical practices without addressing its imperialistic ethos. Fundamentally speaking, liturgical contextualization or inculturation is not about recovering local cultural elements to showcase Christianity as a politically correct movement on the world’s stage. Rather, the adaptive processes seek to facilitate the germinating or rooting of local Christianity – that is, a faith expression that has its genus in contextual reality that values both its Christian heritage and its local reality.

CPE Day @ the GTU
1:30-3:30, Dennison Common Room, CDSP

All those interested in CPE are welcome and encouraged to attend. Representatives from ACPE certified CPE programs throughout the greater Bay Area will be available to share information regarding each ACPE center and the CPE educational process.

For more information, speak with Deborah Ross,

Where To From Here? A Private Event
DSPT, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley, CA 94708, 10:00AM-3:00PM

You are cordially invited to join us for an insightful conversation with DSPT Alumni and Fellows on how MA degrees in Philosophy and Theology can be relevant to a range of disciplines in the world today. This event is designed to help students discern their path after graduation and will illuminate the kind of work our graduates pursue after DSPT. This program specifically targets disciplines that are of interest to students graduating with MA Philosophy and MA Theology degrees.

In order to plan both lunch and breakout sessions, please RSVP on our website at:

Job Announcements and More

Summer Ethical Leadership Fellowship for Graduate Students and New Clergy

FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Seminary is non-denominational and open to graduate students studying to be religious leaders or scholars (whether in a seminary, divinity, rabbinical, Muslim Chaplaincy, or other program). By studying professional ethics at the sites of Nazi actions, our Fellows experience the importance of professional ethics in an immersive, powerful, and personal way.

The Fellowship is fully funded, and we will be awarding the 2019 FASPE Seminary Fellowship to 12 to 18 applicants. 
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program and preparing to serve as religious leaders (whether in a seminary, divinity, rabbinical, Muslim Chaplaincy, or other program) OR have received such a degree between May 2017 and January 2019. 

To learn more about FASPE and to apply, please visit: 

Completed applications are due: Monday, December 17.

Catholic Theological Society of America Dolores Christie Convention Scholarship

This scholarship covers costs of travel, room and attendance for students going to CTSA.  Deadline for submission: Oct. 1.

Housing Opportunity

Elderly gentleman seeking companion. Housing available in exchange for companionship.  Home is located in the Elmwood Area of Berkeley, by the Claremont Hotel.  A spacious room, private bathroom and a great study space will be provided in exchange for your companionship. Looking for someone with a good heart, good interpersonal skills, who enjoys conversing and would be willing to make coffee in the morning.  He already has a caregiver, so you would be there to be a presence in the morning and at night, and to converse with him occasionally.  

Please contact Alicia Ephraim for more information, (415) 999-8007.

Call for Editors

Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology

Positions available for editorial staff, including Copy Editor and the Peer-Review Board of Department Editors for Sacred Texts, Theology and Ethics, and Religion in Practice/Practical Theology. Apply by contacting the managing editor,, and list your disciplines or subjects of expertise. Based on this, the editorial staff will send you relevant submissions for peer-review.  Current doctoral students, doctoral alumni and friends of the GTU (scholars who may be faculty in the GTU or at other institutions) are invited to apply for these positions.

Call for Papers
5th Asia Pacific GTU Student Forum
October 15, 2018

Invitation for Doctoral students (STD or PhD) working on topics or themes relevant to Asian-Pacific contexts to present their projects.  Send to the director of the Asia Project, or the program coordinator, Presenters do not have to be Asian descendants but papers must have an Asia Pacific connection. Please include your name, school, area and title of your project.  Decisions will be announced on Oct. 1. For any inquiries, please contact the program coordinator, Marinda Chan,

Presentation abstract (300-500 words) due by September 25.

Call for Papers: Society for Phemenology of Religious Experience

Topical Issue of Open Theology: Phenomenology in Dialogue: Religious Experience, Visuality and the Lifeworld

Submissions due by September 30.

Call For Papers
2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, American Academy of Religion, Western Region
Arizona State University, March 2-3, 2019
2019 Annual Conference Theme: Religion and Resistance
Sections on Catholic Studies, Education and Pedagogy, Indigenous Religions, Pagan Studies, Philosophy of Religion, Womanist/Pan-African, and Resisting Climate Dystopia with Spiritual Activism are chaired by GTU, JST and SCU students and faculty. Please consider sending in a proposal.
Proposals are due October 1.
Call for Papers
Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology (BJRT)
Editors of the BJRT invite scholars to submit articles and book reviews for inclusion in the journal. The BJRT strongly encourages rigorous and creative scholarship from different religious and theological traditions and methods. The journal aspires to be an international and diverse forum of original, cutting-edge scholarship in religious studies, philosophy and theology that reflects the GTU's endeavor to be an interdisciplinary and interreligious community that grows in knowledge, thrives in spirit, and unites in solutions. For instructions for submissions and style Guide, see:
Submission deadline is February 1, 2019.
September 20 meeting of JST Service Program

First meeting of JST Service Program, September 20. Photo by Albert Honegan.

September 20 meeting of JST Service Program
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Phone: 510-549-5029