Press Clippings

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Ferris leaves Canadian Church

Anglican Journal
January 23, 2009

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.

Obituary for Michael Mendiola

Bay Area Reporter
January 22, 2009

A full obituary and memorial service information for recently passed PSR associate professor of Christian ethics, Michael Mendiola is given in this article.

Alumnus recalls marching for civil rights

The Register-Guard
January 19, 2009

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.” 

McKinney on politics surrounding Warren pick

San Francisco Chronicle
January 18, 2009

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.

CLGS and PSR named leaders in study

Alternet.org
January 16, 2009

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.

Tolbert on NY Times 'Mob Ad'

Human Rights Campaign; On Top Magazine

Stringfellow interviewed by Fox News

Fox News
November 30, 2008

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 on Climate Change Efforts

Europe News
November 27, 2008

Liu Xiaogan, George Russell Tolson Visiting Professor at PSR, said the environment was linked to people's lives, "the values they are pursuing."

Prop. 8 opponents rally across California to protest gay-marriage ban

Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2008

PSR adjunct professor Penny Nixon leads demonstrators in a group embrace in San Francisco in protest of Proposition 8.

Across U.S., Big Rallies for Same-Sex Marriage

New York Times
November 14, 2008

PSR adjunct professor Penny Nixon is quoted in the New York Times on nationwide rallies for same-sex marriage.