Press Clippings

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Diverse group of grand marshals includes three PSR alums

The Bay Area Reporter
April 21, 2011

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 named Marin County health officer

Marin Independent Journal
April 21, 2011

PSR alum Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips is taking over as Marin County's public health officer.

PSR student writes of learning to love even the most unlikely of neighbors

Lake County News
April 17, 2011

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."

PSR alum pastoring two churches

Sullivan Journal
April 5, 2011

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 alum aid in Japanese relief efforts

A UMNS Report
March 22, 2011

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.

Brody quoted on God's wife being edited out of the Bible

Discovery News
March 18, 2011

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 appointed pastor of Poughkeepsie church

Poughkeepsie Journal
March 14, 2011

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 reviews documentary on U.S. drone attacks

OpEdNews
March 3, 2011

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."

Schlager on Christian colleges reaching out to gay students

UCSB's Daily Nexus
February 23, 2011

CLGS Executive Director Bernard Schlager is quoted as part of ongoing dialogue involving same sex relationships at a Christian college.

Omega West foremost in liturgical dance

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/a-mecca-for-creativity/Content?oid=2479159
February 23, 2011

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."