Faculty from GTU and UCB founded the Center for Ethics and Social Policy to explore new approaches to bring together resources from the social sciences, public policy makers, and theological ethics to focus on vital social policy issues. Important participants included Charles McCoy, Mark Juergensmeyer, Fred Twining, and Robert N. Bellah.

The Center offered courses in the GTU curriculum, held seminars, lectures, and conferences, conducted special projects, supervised interns, and published a newsletter, occasional papers, and books. It closed in 2002.