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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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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:

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