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PSR Former Student Creates Musical about New Orleans Tragedy

UPDATED - In 1973, 32 people died in an act of arson in a gay bar in New Orleans.

PSR Field Education Places Students in Public Spaces

In addition to placements in new start and re-starting congregations, established and emerging congregations, PSR students will be learning and serving as spiritual leaders in prisons, hospitals, h

PSR Staff Member Quoted in Article

Rev. Gwen Thomas, Coordinator of the African-American Roundtable for CLGS is quoted in an article about homophobia in the black church and depression in the LGBT community.

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Donor Story: Andrew “Bob” Taylor, PSR ’66, Navy Chaplain and United Methodist Minister

Bob Taylor graduated with an MDiv from PSR in 1966. Now retired, Bob served as a Navy chaplain for 22 years and as a local United Methodist pastor for 18 years.

PSR Alum Called to Congregation in Maine

The Rev. Dan Geslin (MDiv '83) has been called as the new minister for Union Congregational Church in Hancock, Maine. He was previously at the Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ in Denver, CO. ...

Bernard Schlager, PhD, Named New Dean of PSR

It was announced on Monday, June 3, 2013, that Bernard Schlager, PhD, will succeed Tat-siong Benny Liew as Pacific School of Religion's Dean & Vice President for Academic Affairs.

VIDEO: An Interview with Author & Alum Pat Schneider

How the Light Gets In: An Interview with Author Pat Schneider from Consortial Communications on Vimeo.

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, PSR honored alums Pat & Peter Schneider, and ...

VIDEO: Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm at PSR's 146th Annual Commencement

On May 26, 2013, Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer M. Granholm spoke at PSR's 146th Annual Commencement.

PSR Alum Publishes First Book

Reverend Barbara Nixon (MDiv ’99, MA ‘00) recently self-published her first book Things I Wish Jesus Said (available on Amazon), which covers some of the concepts that people wrestle with ...

First Class of Certificate of Theological Education for Leadership Students Graduate

On Sunday, May 26th, six students walked across the stage at First Congregational Church Berkeley and received their Certificate of Theological Education for Leadership (CTEL).  This total class o