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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.

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“We Are Family: Real Families, Real Faith, in the Real World” - 2013 Earl Lectures

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, January 31, 2013 (All day)

We are FamilyWhat 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?

'Preach It!' Preaching Festival

Monday, April 1, 2013 (All day)


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.

The Circus that Ran Away with a Jesuit Priest

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

A reading and conversation with Nick Weber

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     

Shifting Role of Religion in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

Public lecture by Gerald West, University of Kwazulu-Natal

Badè Museum of Biblical Archeology, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Asking About What Is Better: Intersex, Disability, and Inaugurated Eschatology

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 6:30pm

CLGS Third Annual Harkness Lecture

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.

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:00pm

Book Talk with Joy Ladin

Hosted by the Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by Starr King School for the Ministry, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion, and Women’s Studies in Religion

First Floor Lounge, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

Capture, Sacrifice, and Other Mediations

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

A lecture by Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Duke University

Badè Museum, 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.

Welcome Barbeque

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 5:30pm

Welcome BBQ for all entering students in all programs across consortium.

Quad, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

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