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Pastoral Letter on Oakland Shootings

Following the fatal shooting of five people—including four police officers—in Oakland on March 21, 2009, PSR alum Bob Matthews (MDiv 1973), acting senior minister of Hillcrest Congregational ...

PSR alumni/ae featured in recent media stories

PSR alumni/ae are leaders in diverse professions and fields of interest. Find out about these remarkable products of PSR's tradition of boldness by following these links.

PSR commissions Racial Justice Advocates at chapel service

During its weekly chapel service today, PSR commissioned members of its new Racial Justice Advocacy Group (R-JAG).

Horace Griffin joins faculty

Horace Griffin, director of field education and adjunct professor of pastoral theology at the General Theological Seminary in New York City since 2005, has been named associate professor of field ...

Plymouth UCC unveils Ribbons of Spirit

In January, Oakland’s Plymouth United Church of Christ, which is pastored by PSR alumna Lois Mueller, unveiled Ribbons of Spirit, an impressive 30-foot glass mosaic mural. PSR alumna and artist ...

Behold! New Things Happen at PSR's Earl Lectures

During the climactic final worship of the 2009 Earl Lectures, held January 27-29, the scripture reader asked the question from Ezekiel 37:3, “Mortal, can these bones live?" As the question rang out

In Memoriam: Browne Barr, former trustee

Browne Barr, Trustee Emeritus of Pacific School of Religion, died February 1 in Santa Rosa, CA. During his two terms on the Board of Trustees at PSR (1970-1978 and 1986-1995) he was on numerous ...

GTU Black Seminarians speak out on Oscar Grant slaying

PSR stands with the GTU Black Seminarians in their call for justice in the case of Oscar Grant. President Bill McKinney has asked PSR's Dismantling Racism Committee to shape appropriate ...

PSR Facebook group tops 400 members

Over the pre-inauguration weekend the Pacific School of Religion group on the popular social networking site Facebook.com topped the 400-member mark.