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This article details those chosen to be individual community grand marshals of the Pride Parade, including PSR alums Roland Stringfellow, Victoria Kolakowski, and Yvette Flunder. "This year's San Francisco Pride Parade grand marshals are a diverse bunch, ranging from the country's first elected out transgender trial judge to African American faith leaders."
PSR alum Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips is taking over as Marin County's public health officer.
PSR MDiv student Gale Tompkins-Bischel's article "Mormon and Me--a lesson in loving my neighbor" was published in her local newspaper. The article discusses her experience in a GTU class about Latter-day Saint scriptures. "I feel so much better equipped to build bridges of peace with Mormons I will encounter throughout my life, even though I may not accept every word of their scriptures."
This article spotlights PSR alum Kaileen Hogan-Brink and the work that she is doing as pastor of First Presbyterian and Peace Lutheran churches in Sullivan, Missouri.
PSR alums Jeffrey Mensendiek, Toshi Yamamoto, and Claudia Genung-Yamamoto are helping organize relief efforts in Japan. Mensendiek has been helping establish a relief center in Sendai while Genung-Yamamoto has been involved in sending relief centers needed food and supplies by truck from Tokyo.
In an article about the ancient Israelites once worshiping both Yahweh and his wife, Aaron Brody comments on how ancient authors edited the goddess Asherah out of the Hebrew Bible.
PSR alum Heather Moody recently became pastor of the First Congregational Church/United Church of Christ in the City of Poughkeepsie. Of her new position she said, "I’m excited to be working with a congregation that is serious about living out its call to embody love and do justice."
PSR alum, Chet Guinn, reviews the documentary Silent Screams: The Shattering Impact of U.S. Drone Attacks, set to screen next week at the New York Peace Film Festvial. Guinn calls the film "a compelling documentary that trains a spootlight on the raw reality of our high tech aggression."
CLGS Executive Director Bernard Schlager is quoted as part of ongoing dialogue involving same sex relationships at a Christian college.
Describing the rich cultural landscape of the East Bay, newspaper claims, "Omega West is the foremost liturgical dance company in the United States, based at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley."