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PSR Come & See Prospective Student Weekend

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

Pacific School of Religion's Come & See weekend is designed for those pursuing a call to ministry or considering seminary (graduate theological education) as preparation for work as a pastor, chaplain, religious educator, scholar, administrator, or other faith community professional.

For more information and to register visit

Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

PSR Graduate Symposium

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

PSR students from various disciplines will present their research and welcome your support and feedback! Come and hear their exciting papers in various academic areas. Plus a faculty presentation by Dr. Christina Hutchins.

The PSR Graduate Symposium is a great way to catch a glimpse of what studying at PSR can look like.

To RSVP for this event email

Seminar Saturday Extravaganza - ABSW

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 9:00am

ATTENTION!!! Pastors, staff ministers, church leaders, laypersons, young adults, current and prospective seminarians...

  • Wanting to engage relevant social concerns but not sure how?
  • Looking to introduce fresh ministry ideas to your congregation or small group?
  • Needing to upgrade your leadership skills?
  • Craving for a taste of contemporary seminary scholarship?

NOVEMBER 10, 2012  |  9 AM - 3 PM

expanded choices—diversified instructors

Why Study at the GTU?

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

A program designed for prospective master's degree students, this event is an opportunity to meet faculty, student, and staff representatives from the member schools and centers -- explore ways to understand the urgent issues of our time in an interreligious graduate study community in Berkeley.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

To reserve a place, email or call the GTU Admissions Office, 800/826-4488

How the Holocaust is Being Remembered and Commemorated in Poland: Brown Bag Lunch with Edyta Gawron

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:30pm
How the Holocaust is Being Remembered and Commemorated in Poland: Brown Bag Lunch with Edyta Gawron Dr. Edyta Gawron is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and the head of the new Centre for the Study of the History and Culture of Krakow Jews (Jagiellonian University). As a specialist in the 20th century history of Polish Jews, Holocaust studies and post-Holocaust Jewish Diaspora she cooperates with various academic institutions and museums in Poland and abroad. Monday, November 12th, 12:30pm

What They Don’t Teach You In Seminary: Negotiating Contracts, Loving Yourself, & Staying Calm No Matter What

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 6:10pm

Rev. Loveless flyerRev. Jeanne Loveless
“What They Don’t Teach You In Seminary: Negotiating Contracts, Loving Yourself, & Staying Calm No Matter What”

Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley

(1 unit)

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Public Forum with Bishop Richard Cheetham

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

'The popular image of science as providing reliable, useful and objective knowledge, whilst theology only offers speculative and subjective opinion is remarkably widespread and persistent.  This remains so despite a large and growing body of academic literature which presents a much more nuanced view.  One important understanding is that both science and theology can be seen as saying (albeit in different ways) true things about the way things really are - i.e.

Divine Vintage: Wine Tasting & Conversation

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:30pm

From Shiraz to Chardonnay, wine has been an essential part of the Jewish and Christian religious experience for millennia. These early traditions continue to influence today's robust wine connoisseurs offering a fascinating history and an assortment of varieties to discover. Wine expert Joel Butler teams up with biblical historian Randall Heskett for a remarkable adventure that explores the drinking habits of biblical figures 3,500 to 2,000 years ago.



Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 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).

Mary Ann Donovan, S.C. (JST-SCU) and Arthur Holder (GTU) will speak on Ecumenism.

Gesu Chapel, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, 1735 Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley

Reception at AAR/SBL

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00pm

Monroe Room, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago.

RSVP by Nov. 9,, 510/649-2422. Not open to the public.


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