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.
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.