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Bishop Ronald Ferris has left the Anglican Church of Canada over a dispute of philosophy. Ferris, who received his DMin from PSR, will join the Anglican Network in Canada.
A full obituary and memorial service information for recently passed PSR associate professor of Christian ethics, Michael Mendiola is given in this article.
On Martin Luther King Day, PSR alumnus and former University of Oregon history professor Bob Peters recalls his involvement with the 1965 Montgomery civil rights march. Says Peters, “Not one single black person was registered to vote in Lawrence County when we marched through. Now, we’re going to have a black president.”
PSR President and Professor of American religion Bill McKinney is quoted in an article exploring the implications surrounding president Obama's selection of Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural invocation.
This article catalogs and commends efforts by PSR's Center for Lesian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) to advance the study of the relation of sex and sexuality to religion and ministry, in cooperation with other organizations.
Roland Stringfellow, CLGS coordinator of the Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations, told Fox News that he has heard of African American individuals being harassed for the passage of Prop 8, but that many are using the Mormon Church as a scapegoat for their anger.
Liu Xiaogan, George Russell Tolson Visiting Professor at PSR, said the environment was linked to people's lives, "the values they are pursuing."
PSR adjunct professor Penny Nixon leads demonstrators in a group embrace in San Francisco in protest of Proposition 8.
PSR adjunct professor Penny Nixon is quoted in the New York Times on nationwide rallies for same-sex marriage.