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God in the White House: Religion and the 2012 Election

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00pm

We will explore the Christian, Mormon, Muslim and Jewish perspectives on the upcoming election and the role of religion in American politics, with attention to recent discussions around the separation of Church and State, on religious freedom and its role in public policy, and U.S. foreign policy.

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Faith & Sexuality

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Stanford University’s Weiland Health Initiative Annual Conference

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6105

Register: http://bit.ly/weilandconference2012

Speakers:
Ms. Karen Biestman
Rabbi Mychal Copeland
Rev. Roland Stringfellow (PSR CLGS)
Rev. Daigan Gaither (GTU MA student)
Dossie Easton, MFT
Dr. Jay Johnson (PSR)

Birthright Vegas: Wandering the Desert in Search of Jewishness

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn with Professor Daniel Itzkovitz

Itzkovitz is Professor of English at Stonehill College. He is writing a book entitled Fixing the Jews, which examines 21st century attempts to fix the meanings of Jewishness, and in the process, to fix what's wrong with Jewish life today.

CJS, First Floor Lounge, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

KQED Forum - God in the White House

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:00am

Tune in to hear GTU President James Donahue on KQED's Forum Thursday, October 25, at 10:00 am with host Michael Krasny together with NPR Religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty. Their topic, "God in the White House," is based on our Thursday, Oct. 18 panel discussion on religion and the upcoming presidential election.

Recordings of both the Oct. 18 panel and the Oct. 25 broadcast will be available shortly on www.gtu.edu.

Contemporary Conversations between Buddhism and Science

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:00pm

David E. Presti, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, and Program in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley.

Conference Room, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th floor

For more information, visit http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu.

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'Eid Lunch

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

‘Eid Mubarak!

The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU wishes our Muslim colleagues, families and friends a blessed upcoming ‘Eid ul-Adha. As Muslims will be completing hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, next week, we commemorate our shared Abrahamic tradition and our common humanity. May this be a time of greater understanding, unity and peace.

We welcome you all to join us for an ‘Eid lunch from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, in d’Autremont Dining Hall, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley.

Race and Religion at the Golden Gate

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Race has always been inextricably connected to immigration in our society, but how does religion factor into those connections? Come and join us in a discussion on this timely topic as the Bay Area celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge and its 80,000 miles of wire that have come to symbolize the connections of space, people, and culture regionally, nationally, and globally. A renowned panel will discuss discussion the intersection of race, religion, and immigration.

Deadline - WSR Student Conference Call for Papers

Thursday, November 1, 2012 (All day)

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

Call for Papers open ONLY to GTU students in ANY program. Due November 1, 2012: Email a Proposal (maximum 1000 words), Outline, and Bibliography to wsr@ses.gtu.edu.

Sixth Annual Transgender Religious Leaders Summit 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, November 3, 2012 (All day)

Mudd Building, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

The theme of this year’s summit is Creating Space for Social Justice. Securing human dignity for others and ourselves is not just a laudable goal, but a necessary part of our expression of faith. Our faith communities must be educated and inspired to embrace the inclusion and affirmation of our transgender, queer, intersex, transsexual and gender non-conforming members. This is the rallying call for the CLGS Transgender Religious Leaders Summit 2012.

Buddhism, Becker and Social Violence: Toward a Buddhist Critical Social Theory

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 5:00pm

William Waldron, Middlebury College.

Conference Room, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th floor

For more information, visit http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu.

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