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Antar & Abla: An Ancient Bedouin Love Poem in a Time of War

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 8:00am to Monday, September 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

On display in the library are paintings depicting the story of Antar & Abla based on a pre-6th Century Epic Bedouin Poem.

Who is Your God Today? New Religious Movements Research Collections on Display, July-September 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 8:30am to Monday, September 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

Currently on display in the library are selections from our New Religious Movements Research Collections.  The GTU was one of the first institutions to formally study the evolving nature of new religious organizations,  from Hare Krishna to the Unification Church.. These materials are from our 10 main NRM archival collections.

Loving Our Earth - SKSM Symposium 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, August 29, 2013 (All day)

An Urban Retreat on Environmental Justice

Join us for 2 days of study, dialogue, ritual celebrations, food, music, art and community-building celebrating the Spirit of Life. Our Annual Symposium connects all Starr King School's students, faculty, staff, trustees, graduates and communities as we cultivate multi-religious, counter-oppressive,  just and sustainable communities.

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International Islamophobia Conference - Paris, France

Friday, December 13, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, December 14, 2013 (All day)

International Islamophobia Conference : The Epistemic, Racial, Cultural and Structural Exclusionary Measures in France and Europe

Location: Paris, France - further details TBA

Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley IRDP (Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project) and CADIS (Centre d'Analyse et d'Intervention Sociologiques), Paris

Changing the Story with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 10:00am

Llewellyn Vaughan-LeeThe real stories that can change our lives come from the mythic, archetypal world of the soul. What are the stories that are needed at this time, to help awaken us from the collective nightmare of materialism that is destroying our ecosystem? How can we work to bring these transformative stories into our communities and our daily life?

The Church and the Moral and Spiritual Future of America

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

Sr. Simone CampbellChurch Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) will present "The Church and the Moral and Spiritual Future of America," a public panel discussion with its three 2013 honorary degree recipients: Sr. Simone Campbell (pictured), Bishop Mark Hollingsworth and Bonnie Anderson. CDSP President Mark Richardson will moderate the panel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Blessing and Commissioning Worship for Graduates of Color

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 3:00pm

Chapel of the Great Commission, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

You are cordially invited to come celebrate the upcoming graduation of GTU students of color and international students. All are welcome!

Please RSVP by May 6 to gradsofcolor@ses.psr.edu with the number of guests attending.

Light refreshments to follow.

Spatial Schemas and Religious Thought in the Mysticism of the Ladder

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:30pm

Olga LouchakovaOlga Louchakova, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Comparative Religion
Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA

Farewell Reception for President Donahue

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

GTU President James A. DonahueThe GTU community and public are invited to a special reception to honor our departing president, James A. Donahue. Beginning July 1, he will be president of St. Mary's College of California in Moraga.

Come by to wish Jim well in his new endeavor.

CLGS Lavender Lunch: Steps and Strategies for Congregational Inclusion of Transpeople

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 1:00pm

Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

In this workshop we will look at steps and some strategies of bringing your congregation to a place of inclusion of transgender people through awareness, understanding, allyship, and advocacy. This workshop touches on the typical "Trans 101" work but goes deeper. This workshop is cosponsored by the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations and will be presented by Lee Whittaker.

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