Earl Lectures 2013


Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference: January 29-31, 2013

Pacific School of Religion 1798 Scenic Ave | Berkeley, CA 94709


THANK YOU for a wonderful conference!
Audio recordings of the Margaret Farley and Miguel De La Torre lectures and closing worship are available for purchase at the Conference Recording Services website.
Video is available free online for the Margaret Farley and Miguel De La Torre lectures and opening & closing worship [coming soon].
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Featuring Dr. Margaret A. Farley, Stephanie Coontz,

Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, and Rev. Barbara Essex

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? How do we better serve religious families or those with multi-faith backgrounds?

Explore these questions and others at the 111th Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference, held January 29-31, 2013: “We Are Family: Real Families, Real Faith, in the Real World.” This conference will bring together scholars and faith community leaders to explore what family means in a modern historical context within U.S. society.

Earl Lectures includes three keynote lectures and a series of intensive workshops, in addition to cultural and networking opportunities. Besides hosting sessions focused on recent scholarship, the conference will also feature workshop leaders who are working in the areas of religion, social work,and psychology. By emphasizing the real-life applications of their work, workshop leaders will leave participants with specific tools and techniques to serve families in our increasingly pluralistic and multi-faith world.

Registration for the Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference includes the keynote lectures and a full slate of workshops linking issues of faith to ideas of family. Please navigate through the links below for more information on this year's Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference:

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