Asian Art Museum Reflection by Brent Beavers

By Brent Beavers (Common MA – GTU, Chaplaincy – Institute of Buddhist Studies) I went to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco with my classmates from Buddhism and the West (Institute of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Theological Union) to watch a special exhibition in commemoration of the Japanese internment during WWII and to see the comprehensive… Read More Asian Art Museum Reflection by Brent Beavers

Religion & Conflict

by Jim Sienkiewicz (PhD Student in Art & Religion, Graduate Theological Union) I recently had the opportunity to participate in the 16th annual Graduate Student Conference on Religion at Florida State University, with the following being my thoughts on the event and what I took away from it.  The conference took place between February 17-19,… Read More Religion & Conflict

Crossings/Mojándose: Works by Sandra C. Fernández–On Weaving “Fugitive Identities” and Strategies of Resistance

Written by Yohana Junker, Art & Religion Ph.D Student, Graduate Theological Union Sandra C. Fernández was born in New York but grew up in Ecuador. Since a very early age, she crossed between worlds, negotiated her identity as a North and South American female, and had a sense of being ni de aquí, ni de… Read More Crossings/Mojándose: Works by Sandra C. Fernández–On Weaving “Fugitive Identities” and Strategies of Resistance

Illuminating Words: A Report on my Conference Travels

Submitted by Jonathan Homrighausen MA Student, Jesuit School of Theology CARE/GTU Fall 2015 Grant Recipient This past weekend, I flew out to Michigan for the “Illuminating Words, Transforming Beauty” conference, held at Spring Arbor University as the Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. The call for papers for the conference asked for papers on The… Read More Illuminating Words: A Report on my Conference Travels

A Report of the Festival of Theology and the Visual Arts

by Lin Su-Chi Graduate Theological Union Art & Religion Doctoral Student, and CARE Fall 2015 Grant Recipient It was an absolute pleasure to be able to attend the 2015 biennial conference, Between Two Worlds: Contemporary Art and the Church. It provided me with the opportunity to present my paper entitled “The Man of Grace: Rembrandt’s Portraits… Read More A Report of the Festival of Theology and the Visual Arts

Reflections from the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Submitted by Carla DeSola, Fall 2015 CARE Grant Recipient, Director, Omega West Dance Company, and Adjunct Faculty, CARE, PSR. The Parliament of the World’s Religions was held in Salt Lake City from October 15-19, 2015. Omega West Dance Company was honored to be invited to present “Beyond Words: An Interfaith Ritual for Peace”* for the… Read More Reflections from the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Fall 2015 Writing Prize Recipient- Jim Sienkiewicz

The Graduate Theological Union Writing Prize recognizes a paper that incorporates artwork, themes, and/or content from a current Doug Adams Gallery exhibition. Spring submissions are due in February 2016. Stay tuned for recipient Jim Sienkiewicz’s (Ph.D Student in Art & Religion, GTU) Brown Bag Lunch presentation in Fall 2016. The Erosion of Memory: Works by Anne… Read More Fall 2015 Writing Prize Recipient- Jim Sienkiewicz