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The Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake Named 2023 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, GTU

Graduate Theological Union website

BERKELEY, CA – April 20, 2023 – The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake will be recognized as the 2023 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer on November 7, 2023. 


...The 48th annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture, titled, “Howard Thurman: Seeking, Queering, and Transcending” will include Rev Dr. Blake’s reflections on the ways in which Dr. Howard Thurman transcended the labels often used to describe him: poet, mystic, philosopher, theologian. 

The Interfaith Movement: Past, Present and Future

Podcast with Program Director Jessica Lohrey

Interfaith Center at Miami University in Ohio, April 2022

Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake, Dr. Jay Speights, and Ruth Broyde Sharone engage in a lively discussion on the INTERFAITH MOVEMENT: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, organized by the Interfaith Center at Miami University in Ohio and facilitated by Program Director Jessica Lohrey.

‘For the good of us all’: Maisie Sparks on how honoring diversity brings true growth

Podcast with Trudy Palmer, Deputy Daily Editor 

Christian Science Monitor, December 23, 2021

This podcast explores the topic (article below) by Monitor contributor Maisie Sparks who wanted to explore the idea that an extreme view of independence was threatening to unravel the need for fostering a true sense of common good. She found a promising pushback in Fellowship church. 

At Fellowship church, faith knows no creed or color

Article by Maisie Sparks

Christian Science Monitor, July 19, 2021

For many in America, Sunday at 11 a.m. is the most segregated hour of the week. But that’s never been the case at The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco. For the past 77 years, that sacred hour has been an interracial, interfaith, and intercultural experience meant to foster faithful community and find ways to affirm all people as children of God.

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