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2015 National Changemaker Performance: Unveiled

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Rohina Malik: Unveiled

Join us for the 2015 National Changemaker Performance, Unveiled, an acclaimed one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik.

Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil. Unveiled examines myths, stereotypes and intolerance.

Thursday, December 10th at Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA

6:00pm Reception: Badè Museum
7:00pm Performance and Q&A: Chapel of the Great Commission

Co-Sponsored by:
Changemaker Fellowship Program at Pacific School of Religion
Graduate Theological Union Center for Islamic Studies
Ignite Institute @ Pacific School of Religion
Pacific School of Religion
Zaytuna College

Reserve your free ticket:

Pacific School of Religion mentioned in New York Times article on renaming ceremonies

By | Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, Main News, Queering Faith | No Comments

From the New York Times:

Since Caitlyn Jenner, Renaming Ceremonies Gain Visibility
By Hannah Seligson

Earlier this year, Patricia King was presented with a prayer shawl by the Vista Grande Community Church in Colorado Springs that is typically given to women at their baptism. But this wasn’t a baptism; it was a Christian renaming ceremony signifying Ms. King’s spiritual passage from Peter to Patricia.  Read More

Day of the Ancient Dead

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Anubis_Day of the Ancient DeadIn conjunction with All Saints Day and the Day of the Dead,  the Badè Museum at PSR is having a “Day of the Ancient Dead,” celebration with crafts, activities, and snacks for kids ages 4-10.

Sunday, November 1

There will be ancient Egyptian-themed crafts, snacks, and activities that will be fun for the whole family!

Death, Gender, and Identity: Funerary Representations from Roman Egypt

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Death, Gender, and IdentityThe Badè Museum invites you to a lecture by Dr. Lissette Jiménez, Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Death, Gender, and Identity: Funerary Representations from Roman Egypt
Sunday, November 1st, 4pm
Badè Museum Gallery
1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA
(Reception to follow)

Co-sponsored by The Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE)

Perspective Matters: Preparing Leaders for a World on the Move

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by Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President

“On January 19, 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill. This event sparked the congregation of what the 1878 Historical Atlas of Alameda County described as ‘the most heterogeneous mass of humanity ever assembled since the confusion of tongues.’ From that moment on, nothing would ever be the same on the east shores of the San Francisco Bay.” ­

‑­Historical marker along the Ohlone Greenway, Berkeley, California

Pacific School of Religion was founded in 1866, just over a decade after California became a state. Those early years were shaped by the aftermath of the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad that connected east to west across the United States. Conflict and opportunity—the pull and push of migration—brought people to this region from everywhere in the country and around the globe, gathering this “most heterogeneous mass of humanity ever assembled since the confusion of tongues.” Read More