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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.

Is Peoplehood Possible (or desirable) in a Global Era?

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:30pm

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

Dharma At Times Of Need: The Interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry

Friday, May 3, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, May 4, 2013 (All day)

The Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley and Buddhist Ministry Initiative, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge cordially invite you this weekend to:

Dharma At Times Of Need: The Interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry

Ibn ‘Arabi and Rumi Symposium

Friday, May 3, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, May 4, 2013 (All day)

Keynote: “Being Fully Human”, Dr. William Chittick, Stony Brook University

In Search of the Lost Heart: Explorations in Islamic Thought

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 5:00pm

In Search of the Lost HeartIslam & Authors series at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), conversation with author Dr. William Chittick. 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. 

Reading the Qur'an Workshop

Sunday, May 5, 2013 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Workshop on Reading the Qur'an by Carl Ernst, UNC - Chapel Hill

Keynote: The Theological Implications of Bracketing Faith in the Academic Study of the Qur'an

CJS Graduation Reception

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 3:30pm
Join us to hear CJS 2013 (spring and fall) graduates present their work and celebrate their accomplishments. Students, family and friends are welcome. CJS, Hedco Room, 2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley

CLGS Lavender Lunch: Steps and Strategies for Congregational Inclusion of Transpeople

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 1:00pm

Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

In this workshop we will look at steps and some strategies of bringing your congregation to a place of inclusion of transgender people through awareness, understanding, allyship, and advocacy. This workshop touches on the typical "Trans 101" work but goes deeper. This workshop is cosponsored by the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations and will be presented by Lee Whittaker.

Commencement 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join us for our graduation exercises held at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross (2770 Marin Avenue, Berkeley). Reception to follow.

Marilyn Matevia, Ph.D. candidate in Ethics and Social Theory, and Robert Russell, Professor of Theology and Science and Director of the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences, will speak. The faculty member receiving the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award will also be announced.

Parking is extremely limited.

Seminary for a Day

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 9:30am

The San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) Auxiliary invites you to attend Seminary For A Day, an annual event in which the Bay Area community can enjoy time on the seminary’s historic campus, learn from esteemed lecturers, and connect with members of the SFTS community. Seminary for a Day will be held Friday, May 10 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Alexander Hall, and will include two lectures, a worship service, and lunch. Please click here to register for this event.


Friday, May 10, 2013 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Mee-Yin Mary Yuen on "Migrant Women Workers in Hong Kong and Catholic Ethical Response."

Mee-Yin Mary Yuen, from Hong Kong, China, is currently a PhD student in IDS area with focus on Christian social ethics, Chinese Confucian ethics, and Asian theology. She taught Catholic social ethics in several religious institutions in Hong Kong. She worked in the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese before and has engaged in the social justice ministry at local and Asian levels for many years.  

Blessing and Commissioning Worship for Graduates of Color

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 3:00pm

Chapel of the Great Commission, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

You are cordially invited to come celebrate the upcoming graduation of GTU students of color and international students. All are welcome!

Please RSVP by May 6 to with the number of guests attending.

Light refreshments to follow.

Spatial Schemas and Religious Thought in the Mysticism of the Ladder

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:30pm

Olga LouchakovaOlga Louchakova, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Comparative Religion
Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA

Thirsting for Springs of Living Water - Renewing Our Catholic Spirit with Fr. Michael Sweeney

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 7:30pm

Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP - The Laity and the Secular Vocation of the Church

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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CLGS GALA featuring Bishop Gene Robinson

Saturday, May 18, 2013 (All day)

Save the Date for this celebration of CLGS!!

Location and other details TBA

The Church and the Moral and Spiritual Future of America

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

Sr. Simone CampbellChurch Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) will present "The Church and the Moral and Spiritual Future of America," a public panel discussion with its three 2013 honorary degree recipients: Sr. Simone Campbell (pictured), Bishop Mark Hollingsworth and Bonnie Anderson. CDSP President Mark Richardson will moderate the panel.

The event is free and open to the public.

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