PSR and CLGS leadership lament teen suicides, call on religious leaders to speak out

The president of PSR and the executive director of CLGS voiced their deep sorrow over the recent suicides of five American teenagers who killed themselves because of their sexual orientation or gender

Kathi McShane returns as vice president for institutional advancement

Kathi McShane returns to PSR as vice president of Institutional Advancement, a position she held from 1998-2002, after serving eight years as a United Methodist pastor--first at San Ramon Valley Un

CLGS celebrates tenth anniversary

“It is critical to understand that the move to exclude people from full and equal inclusion in the promises of the gospel because of sexual orientation is a profoundly serious decision, which

Alum promotes economic justice through microfinancing

As executive director of Oikocredit USA, Terry Provance (MA 1998 in Christian Social Ethics) heads up one of the world’s largest sources of private funding encouraging socially responsible ...

CLGS fall lecture series to honor Georgia Harkness

CLGS is pleased to inaugurate a new named lecture series beginning this November: The Georgia Harkness Lecture.

Georgia Harkness (1891-1974) was a pioneering theologian in the Methodist ...


The announcement by a Florida pastor of plans to burn copies of the Koran on 11 September enables Americans to understand the true meaning of the word sacrilege. Sacrilege is the desecration of ...

Highlights of fall events at PSR

Pacific School of Religion is hosting a wide variety of exciting events this fall, including lectures, special worship services, arts and performances, public education, and a celebration of the 10th

Robert Reich, UC Berkeley public policy professor, to lead off Earl Lectures

The 2011 Earl Lectures at Pacific School of Religion, entitled, “Our Daily Bread: Faith, Work, and the Economy,” will feature Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of ...

Pacific School of Religion names Riess Potterveld president

Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has announced that Riess Potterveld, currently president of Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, will become president of PSR for a term of three ...

PSR applauds federal decision striking down Proposition 8

Pacific School of Religion and its Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry applaud U.S.