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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 ...

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.

President McKinney invites you to Earl Lectures 2009

I hope you’ll join us on Holy Hill January 27-29 for the 108th Earl Lectures: “Behold: A New Thing: Emerging Expressions of Faithfulness.” The theme is the emergent church; and the speakers,

In Memoriam: Michael Mendiola, Professor of Christian Ethics

Michael Manuel Mendiola, associate professor of Christian ethics at Pacific School of Religion, died December 18 at his home in Oakland after a battle with cancer.

PSR announces 2009 Distinguished Alumni/ae

Since 1995, the PSR Alumni/ae Council has presented its annual Distinguished Alumni/ae Award to graduates who have provided outstanding service in their ministry or profession and shown ...

In Memoriam: Diane Thomas, Director of Advancement

Diane Thomas, director of advancement at Pacific School of Religion, died in her Berkeley home on December 1, following a battle with cancer.

“Behold…a new thing”: The 2009 Earl Lectures at Pacific School of Religion

There is something new emerging inside, alongside, and even outside the familiar institutions and expressions of Christianity in North America. What will this “new thing” be, and how will it ...

PSR and CLGS lead on same-sex marriage equality

This year, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) and its Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) have been at the forefront of the debate on same-sex marriage in California and nationwide. In May, when the California Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry, CLGS offered expert commentary in papers across the country.