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Religion and Conflict: Intersections of Faith in Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:30pm

You are cordially invitied to the upcoming event hosted by the Olive Tree Initiative at Berkeley: Religion and Conflict: Intersections of Faith in Conflict and Conflict Resolution, on November 7th at 6:30pm in 106 Moffit (UC Berkeley). The event will be focusing on the past and present relations, whether conflictual or constructive, between the three main monotheistic religions -- particularly as related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We will be featuring an expert panel of scholars and practitioners who deal with interfaith conflict and peacebuilding, including:

The Problem with “The Jewish People”

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 12:00pm
Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era" featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko Osher Marin JCC Visiting Scholar Noam Pianko, Jewish Studies scholar, professor and author of “Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn” will explore probing questions about peoplehood; past, present, and future to reassess the possibilities and limitations of Jewish collectivity today.

Fall 2012 Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society

Friday, November 2, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, November 3, 2012 (All day)

You are cordially invited to attend the Fall Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society (PCTS) on Friday, November 2 from 2pm-8:30pm and Saturday, November 3 from 9 am–12pm in the Tucson Room at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

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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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

Buddhism, Becker and Social Violence: Toward a Buddhist Critical Social Theory

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 5:00pm

William Waldron, Middlebury College.

Conference Room, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th floor

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Contemporary Conversations between Buddhism and Science

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:00pm

David E. Presti, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, and Program in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley.

Conference Room, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th floor

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'Eid Lunch

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

‘Eid Mubarak!

The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU wishes our Muslim colleagues, families and friends a blessed upcoming ‘Eid ul-Adha. As Muslims will be completing hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, next week, we commemorate our shared Abrahamic tradition and our common humanity. May this be a time of greater understanding, unity and peace.

We welcome you all to join us for an ‘Eid lunch from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, in d’Autremont Dining Hall, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley.

KQED Forum - God in the White House

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:00am

Tune in to hear GTU President James Donahue on KQED's Forum Thursday, October 25, at 10:00 am with host Michael Krasny together with NPR Religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty. Their topic, "God in the White House," is based on our Thursday, Oct. 18 panel discussion on religion and the upcoming presidential election.

Recordings of both the Oct. 18 panel and the Oct. 25 broadcast will be available shortly on

Green Tea Conversation - Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen: Hidden Histories, Enduring Vitality

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Asia Project and KSA (Korean Student Association) will co-host a Green Tea Conversation inviting a Korean Buddhist scholar, Dr. Eunsu Cho. Dr. Cho will present with the topic of "Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen: hidden histories, enduring vitality." Cho is a professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Seoul National University in Korea and currently teaching at UC Berkeley as a visiting professor.

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