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Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2015-2016
December 21, 2016

Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion celebrates 15 years of faith, advocacy, and activism

In May, 2016 PSR's groundbreaking Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies celebrated 15 years of faith, advocacy, and activism. CLGS was the first center dedicated to advancing LGBTQ rights at…
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Annual Report 2015-2016
December 21, 2016

Pacific School of Religion convenes Silicon Valley Interfaith Roundtable

Pacific School of Religion hosted an Interfaith Roundtable in Silicon Valley at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  Religious, business, philanthropy, and social change leaders explored the possibilities that would arise from drawing…
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Annual Report 2015-2016
December 21, 2016

Certificate of Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible launches

https://vimeo.com/184420585 Our Theological Education for Leadership program, in conjunction with our Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, launched the Certificate for Gender, Sexuality and the Bible program in…
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Annual Report 2015-2016
December 21, 2016

Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion founds Jewish Roundtable

In 2016, PSR's Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion established the Nehirim LGBTQ Jewish Roundtable. Nehirim, a Jewish LGBTQ organization founded in 2004, closed their doors at the end of…
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Annual Report 2015-2016
December 8, 2016

Doctor of Ministry Program Expands to Hawai’i

This Summer, Pacific School of Religion launched our Doctor of Ministry program in Hawai’i. The cohort of students came from a wide range of places in the Pacific World, and they will focus…
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Annual Report 2015-2016
December 8, 2016

Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, keynotes the Earl Lectures

https://vimeo.com/164622049 Hosted by PSR's Ignite Institute, The New Story of Work on Friday, April 15, 2016, brought together organizers, business and faith leaders, activists, and scholars to explore and strategize around the meaning of work…
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Annual Report 2015-2016
December 8, 2016

Changemaker Fellows travel to Guatemala for Roots of Migration Immersion

Changemaker Fellows traveled to Guatemala, and were hosted by urban and rural communities, such as Tierra Nueva and Casa del Migrante, and in partnership with SisterParish and with NISGUA, Network…
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Annual Report 2015-2016
December 8, 2016

Filipe Maia joins Pacific School of Religion as Assistant Professor of United Methodist Studies and Leadership

In January, Pacific School of Religion hired Filipe Maia as our new Assistant Professor of United Methodist Studies and Leadership. Mr. Maia is currently completing his doctoral degree at Harvard Divinity School…
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Annual Report 2015-2016
November 28, 2016

Students travel to Middle East with Holy Places and Displacements Immersion

From January 11-23, 2016, Dr. Yii-Jan Lin and Dr. Peter Makari, United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ Global Ministries, led this immersion in Jordan, Palestine, and Israel. The course engaged concepts of…
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Annual Report 2015-2016
November 18, 2016

Dr. Emilie Townes gives Boswell Lecture on “The Dancing Mind/Queer Black Bodies”

https://vimeo.com/172941775 In April, Dr. Emilie Townes, the Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, delivered the Boswell Lecture, "The Dancing Mind/Queer Black Bodies." Dr. Townes critiqued hypersexualizing queer Black bodies and minds,…
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