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Twin Bandits Art Exhibition

Thursday, January 31, 2013 (All day) to Friday, May 24, 2013 (All day)

Pamela Lanza, The Hanged Man

This solo exhibition features the intricate ink drawings of Bay Area artist Pamela Lanza.

WSR 2013 Spring Events

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (All day) to Monday, April 22, 2013 (All day)

'Preach It!' Preaching Festival

Monday, April 1, 2013 (All day)

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2013 - CHECK BACK FOR DATE AND TIME

Preach It! is a preaching festival highlighting student preachers from the Graduate Theological Union. Six different categories will each feature six preachers. The day will culminate with a Preach-Off featuring one student from each group. Student preachers will be assessed by panels of homiletic professors and Bay area pastors.

Transgender Identities & Spiritual Traditions in Asia & the Pacific

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 6:30pm

Please join CLGS for this special lecture, Transgender Identities & Spiritual Traditions in Asia & the Pacific with Pauline Park this coming Tuesday, April 2 at the PSR Chapel.
Reception starts at 6:30pm and Lecture starts at 7pm.

Visions of Nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - What is a Jewish State?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 7:30pm

Presented by the Olive Tree Initiative Month of Ideas

What is a Jewish State? - Visions of Nationalism Part 1

Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman - Rabbi of Berkeley Hillel Professor Yaacov Yadgar - UC Berkeley Political Science, Visiting Israeli Scholar

54 Barrows, UC Berkeley

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WSR Cafe Series with Dr. Ghazala Anwar

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:30am

Anwar FlyerWSR Cafe series presents: Dr. Ghazala Anwar “Khadija: A Model Worthy of Emulation". 

Please join us on April 4th at 10:30am on the 1st floor of the GTU Le Conte Building (2565 Le Conte Ave.)

Israeli Nation or Jewish People? Zionism and the Transformation of Jewish Identity

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:30pm
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era" featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko Osher Marin JCC Visiting Scholar Noam Pianko, Jewish Studies scholar, professor and author of “Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn” will explore probing questions about peoplehood; past, present, and future to reassess the possibilities and limitations of Jewish collectivity today. Vegetarian lunch will be provided

Spring 2013 Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society - Eternity and Eternal Life

Friday, April 5, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, April 6, 2013 (All day)

The Pacific Coast Theological Society (PCTS) invites you to attend its Spring Meeting on Friday, April 5 from 1:30-8:30 pm and Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 am–12:00 pm in Classroom “B” at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley.

GTU Fulbright PhD student, Waqas Sajjad, to present at 30th Annual ACSIS Conference

Friday, April 5, 2013 -
10:30am to 12:15pm
30th Annual American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies
"Christians and Muslim Minorities in Pakistan - The Missing Discourse," presentation by Muhammad Waqas Sajjad, Fulbright Scholar, Ph.D. Candidate, Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion - Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Location: The Chancellor’s Suite, Student Center - Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
Please visit, http://www.acsis.us/ for more information.

2013 Alemany Awards Celebration

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 6:30pm

Join us in honoring the vital work that our religious sisters do in the world. 

Saturday, April 6thDSPT Mass at St. Mary Cathedral
5:30 pm Vigil Mass, 6:30 pm Alemany Awards Reception and Dinner in the Cathedral Events Center

The Language of Meditation Across Religious Traditions

Sunday, April 7, 2013 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm

Panel Discussion and Workshop: Public Event

Mangalam Research Center, 2018 Allston Way, Berkeley

 

The Ascetics of War: The Undoing and Redoing of Virtue

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute presents the Manolis Distinguished Lecture for 2013: The Ethics of Theosis – Two lectures by Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou of Fordham University.

April 9, 2013, 7pm:  The Ascetics of War: The Undoing and Redoing of Virtue at the Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2060, University of California, Berkeley. 

Tuesday evening, this will be further explored using modern warfare as the focus.

 

Orthodox Liberalism: The Politics of Divine-Human Communion

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute presents the Manolis Distinguished Lecture for 2013: The Ethics of Theosis – Two lectures by Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou of Fordham University.

April 8, 2013, 7pm:  Orthodox Liberalism: The Politics of Divine-Human Communion at the Dennison Refectory, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709.  Reception to follow.

Monday evening, Dr. Papanikolaou will explore the general issue of the political implications of an Orthodox Christian mindset.

 

Varieties of Medieval Jewish Literature: The Annual Koret Symposium

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:30am

Varieties of Medieval Jewish Literature:The Annual Koret Symposium
This conference will examine the varieties of Hebrew literature produced in the medieval period, ranging from poetry, translation, pietistic and legal writings, midrash, travel literature, narrative, and historical chronicle.
Tuesday, April 9, 8:30am-6:30pm

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8:30                  Welcome

Peoples Temple, Jim Jones, and Black America

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:00pm

James L. Taylor, University of San Francisco

UC Berkeley Religion, Politics and Globalization Program Spring 2013 Lecture Series

223 Moses, UC Berkeley

T.V. Moore Lectures at SFTS

Thursday, April 11, 2013 (All day) to Friday, April 12, 2013 (All day)

The San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) will host the annual T.V. Moore Lecture series on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12.  The distinguished speaker for this year’s event is Rev. Dr. Andrea C. White, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and Associated Faculty in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Graduate Division of Religion.

The Marriage Plot: Sexuality, Secularization, and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature with Naomi Seidman

Thursday, April 11, 2013 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Secularization involved, among other transformations, the shift in sexual, romantic, and marital practices and structures. In this talk, we will explore the ways that modern secular literature played a role in the romantic education of modernizing Jews, presenting new models of courtship, love, and marriage. Vegetarian dinner will be served. Co-sponsored with Moishe House East Bay Moishe House East Bay, 886 Euclid Ave. Berkeley, CA 94708

Visions of Nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Histories of Palestinian Nationalism

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:00pm

Presented by the Olive Tree Initiative Month of Ideas

Histories of Palestinian Nationalism - Visions of Nationalism Part 2

Professor Khalil Barhoum - Stanford University Professor of Literature, Culture, and Languages Jackie Husary - National General Coordinator for the Palestinian Youth Movement Omar Shakir - JD candidate, Stanford Law School, Fulbright Scholar (Syria), 2007-2008, Founding President, Stanford Students for Palestinian Equal Rights

24 Wheeler, UC Berkeley

2013 Annual Institute of Buddhist Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Saturday, April 13, 2013 (All day)

Buddhist Ritual, Buddhist Culture

Keynote speaker Dr. Justin McDaniel, University of Pennsylvania

Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

A Discussion and Celebration of Youth Ministry

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 2:00pm

Research suggests that a majority of Christian youth doubt their faith, but few ever talk about it. They are often left on their own struggling with religious doubt.

Youth ministers, clergy, seminarians and laity are invited to the first Youth Ministry Celebration Day, sponsored by CDSP and the Diocese of California. Well known  speaker, Andrew Zirschky, will present his research and offer suggestions for using doubt to engage youth, followed by a panel discussion of local youth ministry leaders.

Islamophobia: Making Muslims the Enemy

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 5:00pm

Islam & Authors series at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), conversation with author Peter Gottschalk. 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. 

Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 5:00pm
"Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea," lecture by Dr.Faisal Devji, Oxford University
Location: Dinner Boardroom (3rd Floor), GTU Library 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA.

Heaven, Hell and Other Places: New Artists' Documentary about Emanuel Swedenborg

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 6:30pm

Heaven, Hell and Other Places: A Film about Emanuel SwedenborgScreening and DVD Release Party with film-directors Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan

Doug Adams Gallery/Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Night of Healing, Reflection and Meditation

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 7:00pm

Take 20-30 minutes out of your busy schedule for some self-care and join us. There will be Reiki, healing touch, shamanic healing, and opportunities for meditation to be offered for students, faculty and staff of the GTU and the surrounding community. Be kind to yourself!

To be held 7-9pm in Mudd 100, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley

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Collegiality and Synodal Governance

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 7:30pm

This year, the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University will host a series of events on the theme "The Unfinished Agenda of Vatican II," commemorating the 50th anniversary of Vatican II (the first session met in October 1962).

Hal Sanks, S.J. (JST-SCU) will speak.

Gesu Chapel, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, 1735 Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley

 

4th Annual International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 5:30pm

Critical Discourses on Islamophobia: Symbols, Images and Representations

Sponsored by the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project of the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley; co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies

Location: UC Berkeley - Booth Auditorium, Boalt Law School

Polyamory and Spirituality: A Night With Dossie Easton

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 5:30pm

The Ethical SlutJoin us for a talk and discussion with Dossie Easton, co-author of The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures (2009), about polyamory and spirituality.

Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley

 

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir hosts free concert and day of workshops

Saturday, April 20, 2013 (All day)

OIGC Workshops and ConcertIn keeping with the tradition of the past 10 years, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir will host their biennial traditional all day Music Workshops, this year featuring “Singing Your Blues” a workshop led by Faye Carol, at the Islamic Cultural Center in Oakland. Registration is available at www.oigc.org.

Marin CROP Walk, led by SFTS President James McDonald

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 1:30pm

Rev. Dr. James McDonald, president of San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS), will lead 30 Marin County churches and organizations for the 17th annual Marin Crop Walk On Sunday, April 21, in San Rafael.  The annual walk seeks to raise awareness of hunger related issues throughout the world.

'She Was What He Had Missed:' On the Loss of Women: Lecture with Avivah Zornberg

Sunday, April 21, 2013 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Avivah Zornberg was born in London and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, where her father was a Rabbi and the head of the Rabbinical Court.  Zornberg studied with him from childhood; he was her most important teacher of Torah. She holds a BA and PhD in English Literature from Cambridge University. After teaching English literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she turned to teaching Torah. For the past twenty-five years, she has taught Torah in Jerusalem at Matan, Yakar, Pardes and the Jerusalem College for Adults. Dr.

Thirsting for Springs of Living Water - Renewing Our Catholic Spirit with Archbishop Quinn

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:30pm

Archbishop John R. Quinn - Vatican II: A Light for the Church in a Darkened World

Main Building Chapel, Sacred Heart Schools, 150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA

This forum is designed for Catholics who want to deepen their faith through dialogue and reflection, and engage with prominent church leaders while they share perspectives on the Catholic faith in light of Vatican II.

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Latino/a Roundtable Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, April 27, 2013 (All day)

Location TBA

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Trivia Night @ The Museum

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

Doug Adams Gallery and Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Beer, pizza, and prizes!

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Clones, Sin, and Extinction: Theological Anthropology in Light of Evolution

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

Lecture and Discussion with Braden Molhoek

Dinner Board Room, Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

 

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