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Religion and Conflict: Intersections of Faith in Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:30pm

You are cordially invitied to the upcoming event hosted by the Olive Tree Initiative at Berkeley: Religion and Conflict: Intersections of Faith in Conflict and Conflict Resolution, on November 7th at 6:30pm in 106 Moffit (UC Berkeley). The event will be focusing on the past and present relations, whether conflictual or constructive, between the three main monotheistic religions -- particularly as related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We will be featuring an expert panel of scholars and practitioners who deal with interfaith conflict and peacebuilding, including:

The Gospels and Liturgical Reform

Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day)

The Rev. Dr. Gordon W. Lathrop

Formal response: The Rev. Dr. L. William Countryman, CDSP Sherman E. Johnson Professor Emeritus in Biblical Studies

SFTS Inquirers' Weekend

Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, November 11, 2012 (All day)

Part academic seminar, part spiritual retreat, the SFTS Inquirers’ Weekend will introduce you to the robust theological education and reflective community environment offered by San Francisco Theological Seminary.

More information (including how to register)

2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Dr. James Noel (SFTS), “Black Religion in the Atlantic World During the Age of Revolution: Excavating the ‘Sublime’”

Green Tea Conversation - Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen: Hidden Histories, Enduring Vitality

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Asia Project and KSA (Korean Student Association) will co-host a Green Tea Conversation inviting a Korean Buddhist scholar, Dr. Eunsu Cho. Dr. Cho will present with the topic of "Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen: hidden histories, enduring vitality." Cho is a professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Seoul National University in Korea and currently teaching at UC Berkeley as a visiting professor.

PSR Come & See Prospective Student Weekend

Friday, November 9, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, November 11, 2012 (All day)

Pacific School of Religion's Come & See weekend is designed for those pursuing a call to ministry or considering seminary (graduate theological education) as preparation for work as a pastor, chaplain, religious educator, scholar, administrator, or other faith community professional.

For more information and to register visit

Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Doorway to Islamic Civilization

Friday, November 9, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, November 11, 2012 (All day)

Doorway to Islamic Civilization: Hands-on Islamic Art and Culture Workshops

ICCNC, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland

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PSR Graduate Symposium

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

PSR students from various disciplines will present their research and welcome your support and feedback! Come and hear their exciting papers in various academic areas. Plus a faculty presentation by Dr. Christina Hutchins.

The PSR Graduate Symposium is a great way to catch a glimpse of what studying at PSR can look like.

To RSVP for this event email

Seminar Saturday Extravaganza - ABSW

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 9:00am

ATTENTION!!! Pastors, staff ministers, church leaders, laypersons, young adults, current and prospective seminarians...

  • Wanting to engage relevant social concerns but not sure how?
  • Looking to introduce fresh ministry ideas to your congregation or small group?
  • Needing to upgrade your leadership skills?
  • Craving for a taste of contemporary seminary scholarship?

NOVEMBER 10, 2012  |  9 AM - 3 PM

expanded choices—diversified instructors

Why Study at the GTU?

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

A program designed for prospective master's degree students, this event is an opportunity to meet faculty, student, and staff representatives from the member schools and centers -- explore ways to understand the urgent issues of our time in an interreligious graduate study community in Berkeley.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

To reserve a place, email or call the GTU Admissions Office, 800/826-4488


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