Community Chaplaincy Certificate Program Underway
GMU's Community Chaplaincy Program has received extraordinary response! The January 2021 class has been filled. GMU is accepting applications for future classes in 2021. We encourage you to enroll now. Click here for a detailed description of the program with bios of the instructors.

The Certificate in Community Chaplaincy is designed for any individual who desires to be an agent of healing in their local community. Community-based chaplaincy allows caring citizens to offer the gift of their skillful presence, authentic companionship and deep compassion to the places of need, hurt, loneliness and discord in their community.
GMU Plans Collaboration with Berkeley-based Zen Institute
The Shogaku Zen Institute wishes to establish a working relationship with GMU for participation in our experiential chaplaincy training program. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed. Further meetings will define the nature of our collaboration as another conduit for GMU students in the Master of Divinity program.
Iniciaremos con el Curso sobre Pequenas Comunidades Cristianas
Este curso tendrá una duración de cinco semanas
El curso comenzará en enero de 2021
Todas las sesiones se impartirán de forma virtual
Los cursos son de una hora y media

Maestro Héctor Augusto Quiroz Aceves, D. Min

El costo de la inscripción de los primeros 5 estudiantes será solo la tarifa de inscripción de $25.00.
GMU tiene planes de ofrecer programas de capellanía en español en el futuro.
Papa Francisco, Conciencia del Mundo: Construyendo Puentes Necesarios en un Mundo Problemático

President Grudzen's and Dr. Raymaker's book on Pope Francis has now been released in a Spanish version translated by Hector Quiroz. An ebook version of this book will also be available in the next few weeks.

¿Por qué tantos admiran al Papa Francisco? ¿Qué le da la asombrosa habilidad de hablar con los jóvenes en un lenguaje familiar para ellos? 
GMU Recognized for Interfaith Work
GMU has achieved official recognition for our interfaith work in Kenya by the School of Theology of Tangaza University. Its Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies has invited GMU to become a collaborating partner beginning in 2021. We have been in contact with the Director of IRDIS, Father Innocent Maganya, for several months. Our tentative plan is for GMU to train key teachers and administrators as facilitators in the coastal region of Kenya in the principles of interreligious and intercultural dialogue during the summer period when they are on leave from their classes. Our goal is to establish a group of educators who have already taken our courses over the past several years as GMU facilitators for our program in collaboration with the Tangaza IRDIS.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure of Kenyan schools until January of 2021. Consequently, we are planning for our program in Kenya to take place in the summer of 2021.
We are also collaborating with the Salaam Institute in a series of Zoom sessions on Islam and Science with Professor Noah Aydin of Kenyon University in Ohio. This series will become part of a GMU course on Religion and Science developed by Professor Aydin and President Gerald Grudzen.