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.

PSR announces new board members

At its meeting this fall, the PSR Board of Trustees welcomed five new members.

The Dawn of a New Day in Tears: Nov. 5, 2008

People wept last night, releasing 400 years of emotion. Those who have borne the weight of racial oppression, people of color and whites alike, shed the tears last night when we saw a glimpse of ...

PSR Denounces Vote on Proposition 8

As of this release, a small majority of California voters have voted to pass a constitutional amendment removing the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state.

President McKinney invites the community to take part in election week events on campus

The historic nature of this year’s election has brought new energy and higher stakes than we’ve seen in our country in many years.

PSR's Scenic expansion

PSR and Disciples Seminary Foundation have purchased University Christian Church, across Scenic Avenue from PSR. Now known as the Ecumenical Center of Berkeley, it will be the site of the 2009 Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference. (Fall 2008 Bulletin story follows.)