Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 12:15pm
Hate crimes based on sexual orientation account for 20% of all hate crimes reported to the FBI in recent years and violence against the transgender community continues at an appalling rate as well. We know that anti-gay religious voices contribute to creating a climate that allows these terrifying crimes to continue at high rates. Many faith leaders, however, are firm in our commitment that all people deserve to live in safety and freedom and that violence is never the appropriate response to our differences.
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.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, January 31, 2013 (All day)
What makes a family and who decides? Is family best understood as a social contract, a biological accident, or a reflection of Divine love? How did the idea of “nuclear family” emerge as the dominant paradigm when so many of our historic and scriptural models present alternative arrangements? How do our concepts of racial identity, sexuality, and gender influence how we approach our familial roles?
POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2013 - CHECK BACK FOR DATE AND TIME
Preach It! is a preaching festival highlighting student preachers from the Graduate Theological Union. Six different categories will each feature six preachers. The day will culminate with a Preach-Off featuring one student from each group. Student preachers will be assessed by panels of homiletic professors and Bay area pastors.
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
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.