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Vatican II and Parish Life

Wednesday, February 20, 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).

Speakers (TBD).

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


Green Tea Conversation on the Statements of CATS VII

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:00pm

Asia Project will host a Green Tea Conversation on the Statement of CATS VII with Dr. Moses Penumaka. The Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS) is a bi-/tri-annual conference of theologians throughout Asia, founded in 1997. CATS VII, the Seventh Congress was held on the theme, “Embracing and Embodying God’s Hospitality Today” on June 30-July6, 2012. Dr. Penumaka will present and lead a discussion on the statements from CATS VII as he represented Asia Project and the GTU in the Congress. Dr.

Winter Pacific Seminar 21st Century - Keynote by Takamaro Shigaraki

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

This year's Winter Pacific Seminar will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

Keynote: Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki, The Path of the Nembutsu

He will speak in Japanese with English translation by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, Institute of Buddhist Studies. The presentation will be followed by a dialogue with Dr. Shigaraki.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Center for Buddhist Education.

Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 5:00pm

Green DeenIslam & Authors series at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), conversation with author Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. 

ICCNC, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland 94612. 

Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 12:00pm

M. Hakan Yavuz, University of Utah

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

201 Moses, UC Berkeley

A Conversation with Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 2:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Center for Buddhist Education, is a Conversation with Shigarkgi-sensei on Tuesday, February 26, at the San Mateo Marriott Hotel (1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo).

All BCA ministers, minister emeritus, and minister's assistants are invited to take part in an informal conversation about the teachings and path of Jodo Shinshu with Shigaraki-sensei. A light meal will follow.

Thirsting for Springs of Living Water - Renewing Our Catholic Spirit with Bishop Cummins

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:30pm

Bishop John S. Cummins - A Year at the Council: A Personal Reminiscence

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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Tradition and Insight - IBS 2013 Winter Symposium

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

"Tradition and Insight: Our encounter with the true essence of the Pure Land Way," the 2013 Winter Symposium, will be presented on Thursday, February 28 in conjunction with the BCA National Council Meeting. Keynote by Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki.

San Mateo Marriott Hotel, 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo

2013 Annual Women & Religion Student Conference

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:30pm to 6:30pm

Women's Studies in Religion host its 2nd Annual Student Conference on Women and Religion on March 1, 2013.

The Conference will take place in the Tucson Room at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific 2451 Ridge Road Berkeley.

Time: 12:30pm-6pm. Reception following Conference. (2 units for whole conference, 1 unit for part) 


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