Press Clippings

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Historic home of PSR benefactor on open market

Berkeley Daily Planet
October 22, 2008

The family home of the late PSR benefactor Charles Kofoid will be sold for the first time on the open market. The house, located on 2616 Etna Street, was first built in 1905. The full article includes many interesting details on Charles Kofoid and his family.

Prop. 8 rivals seek support in black churches

San Francisco Chronicle
October 21, 2008

CLGS coordinator of the Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations Roland Stringfellow comments on same-sex marriage vote and its effects on the African-American community.

Same-sex marriage debate comes to Oakland

Oakland Tribune/Contra-Costa Times
October 21, 2008

Roland Stringfellow, coordinator of the CLGS Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations, speaks out at a press conference of African American faith leaders opposed to Proposition 8, which would eliminate same-sex marriage in the state of California.

Voters split in many ways on gay marriage ban

San Francisco Chronicle
October 21, 2008

PSR student Brian Hutchison and his partner attending a marriage equality event at Jones United Methodist Church in San Francisco are pictured on the front page of the SF Chronicle print edition.

African American vote may be key to Prop 8

CBS 5
October 20, 2008

Roland Stringfellow, coordinator of the CLGS Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations, speaks out at a press conference of African American faith leaders opposed to Proposition 8, which would eliminate same-sex marriage in the state of California.

Earl Lectures to Draw Alumni/ae

October 14, 2008

Each year the Earl Lecture Series draws alumni/ae back to PSR. This alum's personal blog states "this annual conference offers an opportunity for study leave and reflection, time for connecting with seminary colleagues."

2009 Earl Lectures Scholar Gerardo Marti on Inner Compass

Inner Compass
October 7, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr. famously pronounced that eleven o'clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America. How can churches work to reverse this trend? 2009 Earl Lectures Scholar Gerardo Marti tells host Shirley Hoogstra about his research.

Lee on API LGBT Family Blessing

Asian Week
October 6, 2008

“Many Asian families and religious leaders strongly support gay marriage, and this celebratory event will recognize that the Asian family also includes its lesbian and gay members,” said PSR's PANA Program Director Deborah Lee in an article about the interfaith API LGBT family blessing on October 11 in PSR's Chapel of the Great Commission.

McKinney marks 150th anniversary of Oroville's First Congregational

Mercury-Register (Oroville, CA)
October 2, 2008

President and Professor of American religion Bill McKinney spoke at the 150th anniversary celebration of First Congregational Church in Oroville, CA.

Gospel Concert Benefits Berkeley High

Berkeley Daily Planet
October 1, 2008

New Spirit Church at Pacific School of Religion is mentioned as a supporter of the growing music program at Berkeley High.