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Featured Event

Ken Canedo, speaker at JST

Liturgical Music After Vatican II (1970-1985). Presenter: Ken Canedo, liturgical musician, composer, author, based on his recent book: From Mountains High.

Thursday, September 13, 4:00 in Manresa.


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Liturgy News

Friday, September 7, 5:15 in Gesu Chapel, Mass of Gathering with JST Welcome Barbecue to follow.

Wednesday, September 12, Spanish Mass, 5:15pm.

Thursday, September 13, Liturgy with Lay Presider in Gesu Chapel, 5:15 pm.

Presider Schedule Week of September 10-15

Monday: Sept. 10 8:00am Baghrmwin 

Tuesday: Sept. 11, 8:00am Moro 5:15pm Hadley

Wednesday: Sept. 12, 8:00am Hsu  5:15pm Fernandez

Thursday: Sept. 13, 8:00am Leveil/Kerketta 5:15pm Lay Presider

Friday: Sept. 14, 8:00am  Shantaraj  5:15pm Endres

Saturday: Sept. 15, 8:30am Tang Nguyen

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JST Events

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Mass of the Holy Spirit and Welcome Back BBQ
5:15pm, Gesu Chapel

Mission Church at Night

SCU Events 

GTU News and Events

Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Interfaith March
8:00am PSR Chapel

The Graduate Theological Union will be marching with RISE for climate, jobs, and justice on September 8, 2018 in San Francisco. We will join tens of thousands of people from around the world for this historic mobilization.

Here’s how to participate with us in the march:

  1. Contact Gordon Gilmore if you plan to join the GTU contingent to be informed of all important details of our group’s plans (phone: (847) 421-0759; e-mail:
  2. Please register for the march itself via the RISE website faith link here.
  3. Join the Interfaith RISE Facebook Group for updates and inspiration in the lead up to September 8.

Location: Embarcadero Plaza | San Francisco, CA

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018

→ 8:00 a.m. Gather in front of the PSR Chapel

→ 8:26 a.m. Board BART at downtown Berkeley station to ride to Embarcadero

→ 9:15 a.m. Interfaith service | Ferry Park

→ 10:00 a.m Shabbat service | Ferry Park

→ 11:00 a.m. March to Civic Center Plaza

→ 12 noon Resource fair and street mural painting (we will be breaking the world’s record for the largest street mural!) | Civic Center Plaza

Now is our time to rise in love and compassionate action. Only together will we win.

GTU Library Orientation, Make-Up Session
12:30-1:30, GTU Library

If you were unable to make the Orientation to the GTU Library during Orientation week, plan to attend and learn to find your way around the great resources the Library provides for research and study.

Combatting Stigma: HIV/AIDS, the Latinx Community, and the Catholic Church
12 Noon - One pm, Holbrook Hall #213, Pacific School of Religion

Arthur Fitzmaurice, JST MTS student and senior health scientist in the Tanzania Office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss stigma as a construct and contributor to negative health outcomes such as HIV infection, AiDS diagnosis and death. Given the strong correlation of Latinx and Catholic identities, the Catholic Church is uniquely poised with both potentials to exacerbate and to alleviate the epidemic.

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.  

View from the Bench: Closing Artist Roundtable
GTU Library, 5:30-7:30

A View from the Bench features a selection of drawings by Cruz Reynoso on his case notes while he served on the California State Supreme Court, as well as works by other Chicano artists. Chicano art is often produced for the community, a deeply religious community. Rather than artists hiding their faith tradition, the Chicano community creates art about protest and social justice which is fundamentally rooted in the community’s faith tradition.


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.


Community Events and Announcements

Berkeley Graduate Lectures: Investing in People
International House, Chevron Auditorium 2299 Piedmont Avenue Berkeley, 9/13 4:10

In his lecture for the Jefferson Memorial Lectures, Mayor of Stockton, Micheal D. Tubbs, will share his belief that talent and intelligence are universal, but resources and opportunities are not. In order to solve society’s biggest problems, like poverty, illiteracy, and inequality, an investment in people is paramount.

International Shoreline Cleanup in Berkeley
9:00 - noon, Shorebird Park Nature Center, 160 University Avenue Berkeley Marina

Contact Mary McGann,, if Interested in carpooling. Meet in front of JST at 8:30am

International Shoreline Cleanup

Being with Dying and Death
September 18, 8am - September 20, 5pm, Chaplaincy Institute, 1400 Shattuck #14

Explore important aspects of being with dying and death from interfaith perspectives. For chaplains, hospice volunteers, nurses, physicians, therapists and anyone faced with dying at home. Tuition: $495, with sliding scale for financial need.

Job Announcements and More

Share Your Faith: Volunteer to Teach, Children's Faith Formation 2018-19, St. Agnes Church, San Francisco

The Children's Faith Formation program at St. Agnes is growing! St. Agnes is calling for additional catechists to share their love of God, the world and our faith with the children in our church.  There are opportunities for leadership in Grades 1-3, 4-6, Confirmation (Grades 7-8) and Children's Liturgy of the Word.  Experience working with children and theological formation are highly recommended.  Contact for more information.

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
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.
Gregory Miller, Catherine Holcombe and John Garvey at Berkeley Rose Garden

Orientation Trip to the Berkeley Rose Garden.

Gregory Miller, Catherine Holcombe and John Garvey at Berkeley Rose Garden
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