Two PSR students awarded fellowships by Beatitudes Society

April 27, 2011

PSR students Meredith Jackson and Lindsey Kerr have been awarded summer fellowships by the Beatitudes Society. Meredith and Lindsey are among 20 students from around the country who make up the class of 2011 summer fellows who will work with organizations at the intersection of faith and public life, such as Bread for the World, Interfaith Worker Justice, Faith in Public Life, and Interfaith Power and Light.

Fellows will participate in weekly theological reflection sessions facilitated by a local mentor. Using a small group study specifically designed to help them learn to articulate a public faith, the students will explore links between social change advocacy and Christianity. The group will also receive media training from Auburn Media to hone their public speaking skills. Students also receive a cash stipend to help cover summer living expenses.

Meredith will serve at First Congregational Church in Berkeley and Lindsey will serve at United Religions Initiative in San Francisco. Their fellowships last from June 6 to July 29, 2011.

For more information about The Beatitudes Society visit www.BeatitudesSociety.org