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Sunday Spirit Opening Reception

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 5:00pm

Sunday Spirit

Sunday Spirit: Religious Images by African Artists from the Jean and Robert E. Steele Collection represents an important body of work from the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland.

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s The Decalogue

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 7:30pm to Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 9:00pm

The DecalogueJoin us to watch one, several, or all of these artistic, probing, and daring investigations into the human condition. The Decalogue was produced in 1989 for Polish television, and consists of ten 1-hour films, each loosely based on one of the Ten Commandments. This series will be hosted by DSPT Fellow, Ron Austin, a Hollywood screenwriter and producer.

Born from the Second Vatican Council

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 4:00pm

A Symposium Honoring Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins

Sponsored by the Diocese of Oakland

The Cathedral of Christ the Light Event Center, 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland

Reception Following, Free Admission, Please RSVP 510/267-8350

Moderator: Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins


Welcome Lunch for CJS Students

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:00pm

September 10 - Please join us as we welcome new and returning students. Kosher catered lunch will be provided.

Center for Jewish Studies, Hedco Room, 2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA

Asking About What Is Better: Intersex, Disability, and Inaugurated Eschatology

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 6:30pm

CLGS Third Annual Harkness Lecture

Chapel of the Great Commission, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
5:30 pm Reception, 6:30 pm Lecture

Susannah Cornwall, Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Lincoln Theological Institute at the University of Manchester, will deliver this year's Harkness Lecture. Her current research focuses on interactions between intersex and faith identity via empirical research with intersex Christians in Britain, and the implications for theological policy, pastoral care and healthcare chaplaincy.

The Circus that Ran Away with a Jesuit Priest

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

A reading and conversation with Nick Weber

7:00 pm reception; 7:30 pm presentation; 8:45 pm book signing

Under the Big Top of the Doug Adams Gallery/Bade Museum Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley


Nick Weber is…

Theater Artist, Jesuit Priest, Clown, Author of "The Circus that Ran Away with a Jesuit Priest," Theologian, Educator, Founder of "The Royal Lichtenstein Quarter-Ring Sidewalk Circus" – a nationwide, traveling, complete circus of spirit and conscience for 20 years, Former PSR Visiting Faculty     

Time in Eternity Book Release Celebration

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:30pm

Responses by William Stoeger, S.J., Lou Ann Trost, and Oliver Putz in addition to author Robert J. Russell.

Also recognition of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences’ 30th Anniversary and completion of the Ian G. Barbour Chair in Theology and Science. Reception to follow.

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

Between Militarism and Extremism: The Excluded Middle

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:30pm

During this event Zaytuna College's co-founders, Hatem Bazian, Zaid Shakir, and Hamza Yusuf will speak about the recent wave of unrest in Libya, Egypt and other parts of the Muslim world that was set off due to the posting of the video maligning the Prophet Mohammad (SAW).

James A. Donahue (President, Graduate Theological Union) and Munir Jiwa (Assistant Professor, Graduate Theological Union) will also speak at this event.

Sandy Tolan, Associate Professor - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC will be moderating this event.

Tonight, September 17

WSR 2012 Fall Events

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 (All day) to Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (All day)


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