Ideas - By Date

Commencement 2008: "A Labor of Hope"

May 25, 2008

Preacher: Janice Steele, Class of 2007

Senior Chapel 2008

May 20, 2008

Preacher: Adriene Thorne, Class of 2008

The Fabric of Community

May 13, 2008

Equality U

May 5, 2008

In the summer of 2006, third-year PSR student Kayla Bonewell was one of 33 activitsts taking part in the Soulforce Equality Ride across America. Aiming to open a dialogue about what it means to be gay and Christian, the group visited 19 Christian colleges and universities that discriminate against LGBT students. This trailer for the documentary about their trip, "Equality U," shows some of what they encountered along the way.

Traces of the Trade

May 5, 2008

While she was a student at Pacific School of Religion, Katrina Browne (MA 1997) discovered that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, bringing more than 10,000 Africans to the Americas in chains. She and nine fellow descendants uncovered the extent of Northern complicity in slavery, a story she tells in her film, “Traces of the Trade,” which was an official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.