Does God Have Nipples? Course considers questions of art, religion, and sexuality

Summer Session 08 came to an end on August 8, continuing the PSR tradition of summer courses adding creative and enlightening options to its curriculum.

"Bill's Blog" now up on PSR Web site

PSR president Bill McKinney begins regular posts reflecting on happenings at the school and on issues of American religion. His first post is a wrap-up of the spring semester 2008.

Creative writing offered at PSR Summer Session 2008

Pat Schneider, founder and director emerita of Amherst Writers and Artists in Amherst, Massachusetts, will be leading two week-long morning writing workshop sessions at Pacific School of Religion Summ

Three faculty members receive promotion

At the spring meeting of PSR’s Board of Trustees, three faculty members were advanced to the rank of full professor: Andrea Bieler, Joseph Driskill, and Tat-siong Benny Liew.

Three students honored at PSR's 141st commencement

PSR held its 2008 commencement on Sunday, May 25 at First Congregational Church of Oakland.

PSR applauds California Supreme Court's historic decision for same-sex marriage equality

Pacific School of Religion applauds today’s ruling by the California Supreme Court that affirms the full equality of same-sex couples under the California state constitution.

In memoriam: William K. Laurie (1924-2008)

William K. Laurie, former vice president of administration for Pacific School of Religion, died April 17, 2008 in Chico, CA. Born in Altoona, PA on June 2, 1924, he grew up in Jeannette, PA.

Summer Session 2008 courses offered

(Story updated from Spring 2008 Bulletin)

PSR launches new Web site with fresh design, new navigation

PSR has launched a redesign of its Web site,, which was last redesigned eight years ago.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Receives LGBT Human Rights Award; thanks LGBT People and Asks for Forgiveness

Archbishop Desmond Tutu once again set a stellar example for religious leaders and faith communities with this outspoken and unrelenting stand for justice and human dignity.