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Fall 2012 Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society

Friday, November 2, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, November 3, 2012 (All day)

You are cordially invited to attend the Fall Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society (PCTS) on Friday, November 2 from 2pm-8:30pm and Saturday, November 3 from 9 am–12pm in the Tucson Room at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

Kristin Johnston Largen, Our 2012 Alumna of the Year

Rev. Kristin Johnston Largen (Ph.D. ’02), Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (PA), has been selected at the GTU’s Alumna of the Year for 2012 and will be honored during the Alumni Reception at AAR/SBL (see back cover for details). Largen was selected in recognition of her pioneering work in interreligious dialogue and comparative theology.

Beyond Saving: A Faithful Look at the Economy

Given the continued prominence of economic recovery in public debate, two students and one alumna discussed with us the economy from a faith based perspective.

Hockett named Executive Director of Community Action

Community Action of Ventura County (CAVC), an organization dedicated to addressing the effects of poverty in Ventura County, CA, has selected Timothy Hockett as its new Executive Director.

Hockett holds a B.A. degree from Columbia Christian College, an M.A. equivalent from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and pursued doctoral studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

Uriah Kim Named Academic Dean at Hartford Seminary

Hartford Seminary President Heidi Hadsell announced Monday that The Rev. Dr. Uriah Kim, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, has been appointed to a three-year term as Academic Dean of Hartford Seminary.

Hadsell praised Kim for the dedication, skill and enthusiasm that he has brought to the position since he became interim dean in August. The new appointment is retroactive to July 1.

Reception at AAR/SBL

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00pm

Monroe Room, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago.

RSVP by Nov. 9,, 510/649-2422. Not open to the public.

Spiritual Other/Spiritual Self: Models of Transformative Interfaith Work - Surjit Singh Lecture 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

Jennifer Howe Peace (Ph.D. '05)
Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Director of CIRCLE (Center fo Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education)

People of diverse religious backgrounds encounter each other daily in coffee shops, hospitals, classrooms, and around the dinner table. What might these encounters teach us about ourselves, our neighbors, or about God? Drawing on stories from My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012), this year's Singh Lecture will explore what these encounters tell us about the nature of transformative interfaith work today.

Responses will be given by Charles Gibbs (Executive Director, United Religions Initiative) and Rebecca Parker (President, Starr King School for the Ministry) with a discussion moderated by Judith Berling (Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions, GTU). The will be a public reception before the lecture at 6:00PM in the Bade Museum across the Courtyard.

Alumna Peace First Professor of Interfaith Studies at Andover Newton

Jennifer Howe PeaceThe Andover Newton Board of Trustees voted unanimously to create the school's first tenure track faculty position in Interfaith Studies and named Dr. Jennifer Howe Peace as the incumbent.


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