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Fall 2012 Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society

Friday, November 2, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, November 3, 2012 (All day)

You are cordially invited to attend the Fall Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society (PCTS) on Friday, November 2 from 2pm-8:30pm and Saturday, November 3 from 9 am–12pm in the Tucson Room at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

A Sentimental Education: Sexuality, Secularization, and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 10:30am

WSR Cafe Series

“A Sentimental Education: Sexuality, Secularization, and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature”
Naomi Seidman, Director, Center for Jewish Studies

Dr. Seidman will explore the transformations of traditional Jewish culture in modernity as the adoption of bourgeois European marital structures, erotic practices, and gender roles.

Student Lounge, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

(2 units)

Theodore Bikel in Concert with Accordionist Merima Kljuco- SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 7:30pm

(in conjunction with the conference Captives of the Dawn: Remembering Soviet Yiddish Culture

Theodore Bikel is an Academy Award and Tony Award-nominated actor and musician. A recognized interpreter of Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew folk songs, Bikel was an activist in the Soviet Jewry Freedom Movement.

Captives of the Dawn: Remembering Soviet Yiddish Culture

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 2:00pm

The Annual Taube Conference in Eastern European Jewish Culture and History

Speakers will include:

Religion and Conflict: Intersections of Faith in Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:30pm

You are cordially invitied to the upcoming event hosted by the Olive Tree Initiative at Berkeley: Religion and Conflict: Intersections of Faith in Conflict and Conflict Resolution, on November 7th at 6:30pm in 106 Moffit (UC Berkeley). The event will be focusing on the past and present relations, whether conflictual or constructive, between the three main monotheistic religions -- particularly as related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We will be featuring an expert panel of scholars and practitioners who deal with interfaith conflict and peacebuilding, including:

SFTS Inquirers' Weekend

Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, November 11, 2012 (All day)

Part academic seminar, part spiritual retreat, the SFTS Inquirers’ Weekend will introduce you to the robust theological education and reflective community environment offered by San Francisco Theological Seminary.

More information (including how to register)

The Gospels and Liturgical Reform

Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day)

The Rev. Dr. Gordon W. Lathrop

Formal response: The Rev. Dr. L. William Countryman, CDSP Sherman E. Johnson Professor Emeritus in Biblical Studies

2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Dr. James Noel (SFTS), “Black Religion in the Atlantic World During the Age of Revolution: Excavating the ‘Sublime’”

Green Tea Conversation - Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen: Hidden Histories, Enduring Vitality

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Asia Project and KSA (Korean Student Association) will co-host a Green Tea Conversation inviting a Korean Buddhist scholar, Dr. Eunsu Cho. Dr. Cho will present with the topic of "Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen: hidden histories, enduring vitality." Cho is a professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Seoul National University in Korea and currently teaching at UC Berkeley as a visiting professor.

Doorway to Islamic Civilization

Friday, November 9, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, November 11, 2012 (All day)

Doorway to Islamic Civilization: Hands-on Islamic Art and Culture Workshops

ICCNC, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland

More information: http://zawaya.org/site/?p=1923

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