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Resources for Resilience: In the Wake of Black Churches Burning

The sight of Black churches burning, especially in the wake of the racist shooting in Charleston, triggers a history of terrorism and trauma.

Author, Alumnus Joseph Nutini discusses new book, "Loving Beyond Reason"

PSR Alumnus Joseph Nutini (CSSC '15) has published his new book, Loving Beyond Reason: A Guide Through Spirit, Love, and Transformation. Through his writing, Nutini channels a message of hope ...

Author, Alumnus Joseph Nutini Publishes "Loving Beyond Reason"

PSR Alumnus Joseph Nutini (CSSC '15) has published his new book, Loving Beyond Reason: A Guide Through Spirit, Love, and ...

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."