Free Tuesday Night Talks to feature renowned authors and scholars

May 20, 2010

Pacific School of Religion is pleased to offer a series of free talks by its most recognized Summer Session teachers. Attendees will soak up wisdom from some of the premiere authors and scholars of religion today through lectures followed by questions, and continued conversation during free receptions.

The following talks, conversations, and receptions will take place on Tuesday nights from 7 pm–9 pm, July 13–August 10 at Pacific School of Religion’s campus at 1798 Scenic Avenue in Berkeley:

Speaker: Rev. Dr. James Forbes
Title: Preaching the Gospel of Holistic Health
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 13, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Pacific School of Religion Chapel
Bio: Rev. Dr. James Forbes is the founder and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation and senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church in New York City.

Speaker: Dr. Sharon Bray
Title: Healing Others/Healing Ourselves: The Power of Writing
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 20, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Pacific School of Religion, Badè Museum
Bio: Sharon Bray is known for her innovative work around writing and healing. She is the author of When Words Heal: Writing through Cancer.

Speaker: Bishop John Shelby Spong
Title: Eternal Life: A New Vision Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 27, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Pacific School of Religion Chapel
Bio: John Shelby Spong is the retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and author of Eternal Life: a New Vision Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell, among numerous other books.

Speaker: Pat Schneider
Title: Tell Me Something I Can't Forget (film screening and discussion)
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Pacific School of Religion campus
Bio and description: Pat Schneider is founder of Amherst Writers and Authors, and author of nine books, including Writing Alone and with Others, and Wake Up Laughing: A Spiritual Autobiography. This 23-minute film features Pat Schneider's work with low-income women, and will be followed by a discussion on using writing as a tool for the empowerment of under-served populations.

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
Title: Sacred Chow: Some Holy Ways to Eat
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 10, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Pacific School of Religion, Badè Museum
Bio: Donna Schaper is senior minister of Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village and author of Living Well While Doing Good.