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Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor

The Importance of Mahatma Gandhi

Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, Professor Emeritus, CSU Fresno, California, will discuss the interfaith spiritual heritage and importance of Mahatma Gandhi for our present era. President Grudzen will be conducting the next interactive Graduate Seminar on Zoom.

Monday, December 6, 2021

4 PM Pacific time

Meeting ID: 818 9532 7707

Interfaith Course on the History of God

President Gerald Grudzen will offer an Interfaith Course on the History of God from an interreligious perspective in early 2022. It will be a series of Zoom sessions over a period of five weeks with weekly meetings and readings from Karen Armstrong’s book, The History of God, as well as material that Dr. Grudzen has written.

The History of God covers the evolution of monotheism within the Abrahamic faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It features the key events in religious history that helped to define the concepts that characterized their understanding of God and the reformers who helped to purify and enlarge their understanding of the deity. In addition to the theological perspective that led to formulations of the divine nature and salvation history based upon revelation, the course also features philosophical perspectives on the nature of God within these three traditions.

To promote the outstanding scholarship at GMU the course will be offered for only the $25 registration fee. If the student goes further with GMU the course could be counted for credit toward a certificate or degree program. Once you apply and send in the $25 fee you will receive the syllabus and information on how to join the Zoom meetings in early 2022.

New Course in Creation Spirituality

Rev. Margie Schneider, a GMU graduate, will conduct a course in Eco-Art & Creation Spirituality beginning in January 2022. This course will explore and awaken students’ natural creativity through participation in seven eco-art activities, performed within nature and seen through the eyes of Creation Spirituality and its four paths. Such exploration and awakening can surface the authentic self, thereby enabling inner healing. They can also engender a deep sense of sacredness and an appreciation for the oneness of all things, leading to the discovery of a deep and lasting set of values – including a passionate desire to care for the earth, and to address the sacred connection one should have with her, with all her creatures, and especially, with the Creator.

Current students might want to revise their Program Schedule to include this unique cohort style course.

You can also take single courses at GMU as well as pursue a graduate degree or certificate.

GMU sponsored a free seminar on October 4 at 4 pm (PDT) 7 pm (EDT),  the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, for students, graduates, and all interested parties.

We discussed the role of ecology in peace building in the Middle East using information from EcoPeace Middle East

We also discussed the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, and the role of religious leaders in addressing the climate crisis.

President Grudzen and Maria Grudzen speak at Stanford University: “A Case Study in the Value of Interfaith Education for building Global Partnerships.”

International Interfaith Conference: Building Human Solidarity in Light of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti

Artwork by Ginny Graf

GMU co-sponsored an international and interreligious conference in Kenya and Indonesia, “Building Human Solidarity in the Light of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter: Fratelli Tutti with the Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS) and the State Islamic University, Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Indonesia (UIN). Other sponsors included the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), the Harmony Institute, Umma University, the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns, and the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI)

Global Ministries University is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary of outstanding online theological education and spiritual inspiration! GMU continues to grow and flourish as a leader in innovation and service to the wider community with global outreach and involvement. We look forward to a bright future built apon a solid foundation of education and service! Join the celebration here!

Community Chaplaincy Program

The Community Chaplaincy program is a unique preparation for grassroots change. It offers a team teaching approach to critical and timely topics among which are body wisdom, trauma, grief, deep listening and resilience – topics relevant to all and much needed in society, local and global. The Community Chaplaincy Program challenges participants to look deeply within; to grow in depth and wisdom, empowering her to profoundly hear and respond to individuals or groups in need. ~ Terri K., MS, MCHES, CWC

Learn more about GMU’s exciting new program here.

GMU’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis:

The Mirror of Our Minds: Paths to Wholeness in the Era of Coronavirus 

This Free Zoom session was held on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 4 PM PDT (7 PM EDT) with psychologist Manuel Yaniz PhD. Learn more .

Podcast of Psycho-Spiritual Discussion
on Mental Health Issues Associated with
Coronavirus COVID-19

Spirituality in the Age of Coronavirus

Inspiration and Hope from the Parliament of the World’s Religions

Prayer for healing anxiety in uncertain times ~Bridget M Meehan

Marita Grudzen presented “Spirituality A Way to Sustain and Connect in the Era of Covid-19,” A Forum of the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco on Thursday May 28, 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm (PDT)

Global Ministries University is an online international contemporary theological learning platform that is inclusive, supportive of creative thinking, and honors the sacred in all religions and spiritual traditions. 


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