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La Mission Film Screening & Discussion with Director Peter Bratt

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 8:00pm

This screening is a part of the PSR Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference. La Mission is a moving portrayal of redemption, transformation and family struggle. Written and directed by Peter Bratt, the film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (official selection).

Pacific School of Religion, Room Location TBA, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

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.

Building Family Among Senior Populations

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:30am

As Baby Boomers face their own issues with aging, caring for the needs of their parents bring its own unique challenge. What are the ways that congregations can best provide care and community for these “pillars” of the church? While heterosexual contemporaries may have children or other family units to provide support in later years, what happens to the LGBT individuals who have been estranged from their family? Hear stories of hope and challenge from members of the senior community and those who provide services for them.

Dissertation Writing Workshop

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 9:00am

The professional development program invites you to a Dissertation Writing Worship on Friday February 1st from 9AM to 3PM in the Dinner Board Room. The workshop will be presented by Kathleen Kline.

Thinking about your proposal, or already in the middle of writing? This workshop (highly recommended for candidates) will address: what is a dissertation and what needs to be in it? effective academic writing, and how to survive the dissertation-writing process.

Jewish Studies Literary Salon

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
Bring your latest poem, short story, creative non-fiction, music, etc., etc. A wine and cheese dessert will be served. Sunday, February 3, 7pm At the home of Paul Hamburg and Rabbi Mimi Weisel 1433 Spruce Street, #B (just north of the Spruce/Vine traffic circle), Berkeley, CA For more info. and to RSVP please contact Daniella: or (510)649.2482

The Problem with “The Jewish People”

Thursday, February 7, 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. The Problem with “The Jewish People”

Capture, Sacrifice, and Other Mediations

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

A lecture by Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Duke University

Badè Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Twin Bandits Opening Reception

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:00pm

Pamela Lanza, Evacuating Heaven

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

Beyond Bashing: A Faith Response to End Anti-LGBT Violence

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 12:15pm

Hate crimes based on sexual orientation account for 20% of all hate crimes reported to the FBI in recent years and violence against the transgender community continues at an appalling rate as well. We know that anti-gay religious voices contribute to creating a climate that allows these terrifying crimes to continue at high rates. Many faith leaders, however, are firm in our commitment that all people deserve to live in safety and freedom and that violence is never the appropriate response to our differences.

Jesus and the Depth of Creation: The Idea of Deep Incarnation

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:00pm

J. K. Russell Fellow's Public Forum, part of the J. K. Russell Conference sponsored by CTNS

Dr. Niels Henrik Gregersen, 2013 J. K. Russell Research Fellow in Religion and Science

Tucson Room, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Please enter via the courtyard on Le Conte Avenue.

Free and open to the public. Registration not required.


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