Press Clippings

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CLGS and PSR in New York Times

New York Times
July 30, 2010

The story "Episcopal Committee Is Working on Gay Rite" describes the work of a committee that is crafting a liturgical rite for same-sex couples to receive the religious blessing of the church. The story notes that “the Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, a theologian from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the Pacific School of Religion will draft the theological essay” [that is to accompany the liturgy].

PSR alumna and PSR mentioned on East Bay news site

Oakland Local, Oakland, CA
July 30, 2010

PSR alumna Rev. Dr. Toni Dunbar (MDiv 1998) and PSR are mentioned in an article about the Grant/Mehserle forum at PSR on July 29, 2010.

Along with Pacific School of Religion, the service was co-sponsored by the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in San Francisco, Seminary of the Street, Oakland, Tapestry Ministries of Berkeley and Oakland, First Congregational Church of Berkeley and New Spirit Community Church in Berkeley.

PSR mentioned in local newspaper article

Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco, CA

PSR Alum highlighted in article
July 26, 2010

Nick Benton (MDiv 1969) is highlighted in this article as the founder, owner and editor-in-chief of the Falls Church News-Press in Virginia.

PSR Faculty Member speaks at 2010 Morehouse College Founder's Day Symposium

Pro Leadership
July 17, 2010

Horace L. Griffin, associate professor of field education and leadership development at the Pacific School of Religion spoke at the 2010 Morehouse Founder’s Day Symposium – Black Men in the 21st Century: Myths, Data and Reality. The video of his speech is posted here.

Rabbi Michael Lerner to hold High Holy Day services at the Pacific School of Religion, San Francisco, CA
July 15, 2010

Pacific School of Religion is mentioned in this article. It will be the new location for Rabbi Michael Lerner to hold High Holy Day services.

PSR and the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations met with Mormons in Berkeley
July 12, 2010

On Tuesday evening, July 6, 2010, a discussion regarding the fallout of Prop 8 was led by the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations and Pacific School of Religion and hosted by the Community Service Committee of the Berkeley LDS Ward.

PSR Alum's work in end-of-life issues featured in an article

The Post-Crescent, Appleton, WI
July 10, 2010

Article features Rev. Nelson and his work as a Compassion & Choices (non-profit organization) leader and promotes a lecture to discuss end-of-life issues.

PSR Faculty Member and School mentioned in New Atheism article
June 28, 2010

PSR faculty Dr. Jeffrey Kuan is quoted in this blog article about New Atheism. PSR is also mentioned as well.

Nearly 100 Jewish LGBT leaders meeting at CLGS/PSR

Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco, CA