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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.

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