Press Clippings

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Methodist council OKs trans pastor

Bay Area Reporter
October 31, 2007

United Methodist Church leaders, meeting as the Judicial Council in San Francisco, decided Saturday, October 27 that transgender pastors are entitled to church appointments. PSR's Karen Oliveto appears in article photo.

Thomas, Jaramillo arrested at White House while attempting to deliver anti-war petitions

UCC News
October 14, 2007

PSR Almuna Linda Jaramillo arrested along with UCC President John Thomas attempting to deliver anti-war petition to the White House.

1978 PSR grad Virgina Young Hilton dies

San Francisco Gate
October 11, 2007

Minister, activist, and advocate Virginia Young Hilton died October 7. She was active in the Methodist movement to welcome gays and lesbians openly in church.

San Quentin chaplain serves Jewish inmates

Rossmoor News
October 9, 2007

PSR graduate Carole Hyman spoke at the Jewish Community Center about her role at the prison.

Portraits: New beginnings

Sacramento Bee
October 4, 2007

After her husband's death, PSR graduate Kathleen McShane re-evaluated her life -- and decided to become a minister.

Joyce Steiner: Your one-stop spiritual shop

Daily Dispatch (Arizona)
September 30, 2007

Feature on PSR graduate Joyce Steiner

PSR Endowment Fund Honors the Rev. Teruo Kawata

Worldwide Faith News
September 30, 2007

Kawata, who received his Doctor of Ministry degree from PSR in 1981, initiated the development of a theological education program in Hawaii to serve Hawaiian pastors who wanted a formal theological education. The fund will benefit Pacific Islander and Asian American communities.

Biblical artifacts on display

Calaveras Enterprise
September 27, 2007

Union Congregational Church in Angels Camp, CA, hosts an exhibit of Biblical artifacts from PSR's Bade museum.

Proud to be ordained -- and gay

Daily Herald (suburban Chicago)
September 27, 2007

Profile of The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry's Jay Johnson.

Religious groups back California marriage equality

September 27, 2007

In a friend of the court brief, several of America's historic denominations countered claims that American religion has reached a consensus around same-sex marriage. "The exclusion of same-sex couples from the civil contract of marriage amounts to an endorsement by the state of just one religious view . . . at the expense of others," summed up Pacific School of Religion professor William McKinney.