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Meet New PSR Staff

This summer, Pacific School of Religion welcomes five new staff members, who bring a rich diversity of experience to our community. Read on to learn more about them! 

PSR Seeks Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean

PSR is seeking a Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean to help shape the future of theological education.

Listen: Jakada Imani speaks on policing and public safety

Jakada Imani, Director of PSR's Center for Spiritual and Social Transformation, spoke on KQED Forum​ regarding the link between police presence and crime rates. 

Celebrating Today's Historic Victory for Marriage Equality

Pacific School of Religion and its Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) celebrated today’s landmark Supreme Court ruling as a victory for loving, same-gender ...

Listen: Rev. Sandra Smith Blair discusses AME Church history

In the wake of the shooting at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, SC, PSR faculty member and local ‪AME‬ pastor Rev.

PSR Leadership Opposes Laws Criminalizing Homeless Community

Currently, the Berkeley City Council is weighing several ordinances that will disproportionately impact the city's homeless community. Local clergy and religious leaders, including Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, PSR's President, and Dr. Bernard Schlager, Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, have spoken out in opposition to the ordinances. Read on for the Berkeleyside Op-Ed.

Statement and Resources in Response to the Tragic Emanuel AME Church Shooting in South Carolina

Into a prayer room marked by fear, Jesus walked in and spoke, "Peace be with you."

June 21st sermon from St. Alban's Episcopal Church by Sara Warfield

Recent graduate Sara Warfield shared her June 21st sermon from St. Alban's Episcopal Church. Sara is a recent PSR graduate (MDiv 2015) and member of St.

Rev. Alexia Salvatierra to teach Faith-Rooted Organizing at PSR in July

Rev. Alexia Salvatierra will lead a week-long study in Faith-Rooted Organizing, July 6-10 at the PSR campus. The community is invited to learn about congregational/community organizing and ...

Sydney Thomson Brown Memorial Fund

The Sydney Thomson Brown (1922-2015) Memorial Fund supports innovative and ongoing programs at Pacific School of Religion that parallel the work of Sydney’s life. Her faith led her to ...