Upcoming Events

Check out the full calendar at psr.edu/events

Call for Submissions: <em>Córdoba</em>, an Interfaith Arts Magazine

Call for Submissions: Córdoba, an Interfaith Arts Magazine

Friday, March 31, 2017
Córdoba Magazine is looking for honest and culturally-sensitive fiction, poetry, essays, and visual art that embodies the spirit of pluralism and actively engages with religious difference. You are welcome to submit writing and art connected to religion, secular identity, indigenous spirituality, and/or pluralism. Submit as many pieces of art for the magazine as you want as long as they are connected to the theme. Fiction and essays should be no longer than 5,000 words. Deadline: March 31st Details: https://cordobamagazine.wordpress.com/submissions/ E-mail submissions to: cordobamagazine@gmail.com Learn more »
Trans-Inclusive Ministry Workshop at Pacific School of Religion

Trans-Inclusive Ministry Workshop at Pacific School of Religion

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
This workshop will include A Trans 101 informational session, thought-provoking individual exercises, break-out sessions, and discussion to inform and engage participants at various levels of knowledge. The goal of our time together will be to help prepare participants for ministry that honors and celebrates gender variant identities. Refreshments and workshop materials will be provided. Learn more »
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The Jeanne Audrey Powers Leadership for Change Scholarship

Saturday, April 15, 2017
The Jeanne Audrey Powers Leadership for Change Scholarship is an innovative program for United Methodist seminarians studying at any one of the thirteen United Methodist seminaries in the United States or at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. It aims to bring about full inclusion of LGBT individuals in The United Methodist Church (UMC) by supporting the development of leaders committed to this goal. The Leadership for Change Scholarship provides assistance of up to $3,000 per year to students who are preparing for ordination as elders in the UMC and who are committed to promoting justice for gay and lesbian persons in the life of the UMC. Scholarships may be renewed for a maximum award period of three years. The scholarship program is administered by the Office for Institutional Advancement and the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion at Pacific School of Religion. Deadline: April 15, 2017  For more information, go here. Learn more »
Muslim Youth and Islamophobia in an Age of Empire: A Canadian Perspective

Muslim Youth and Islamophobia in an Age of Empire: A Canadian Perspective

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Asian and Pacific Islander Program Initiative's Annual Lecture Co-Sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies of the Graduate Theological Union Dr. Jasmin Zine is Professor of Sociology & the Muslim Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario in Canada. Her publications include numerous journal articles on Islamic feminism and Muslim women’s studies and Muslims and education in the Canadian diaspora. Her books include: Canadian Islamic Schools: Unraveling the Politics of Faith, Gender, Knowledge and Identity (2008, University of Toronto Press) the first ethnography of Islamic schooling in North America and the edited collection, Islam in the Hinterlands: Muslim Cultural Politics in Canada (2012, University of British Columbia Press) and a co-edited book (with Lisa K. Taylor) Muslim Women, Transnational Feminism and the Ethics of Pedagogy: Contested Imaginaries in post-9/11 Cultural Practice (2014, Routledge Press). She has completed a national study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) on the impact of 9/11, the ‘war on terror’ and domestic security discourses and policies on Muslim youth in Canada and is currently finishing a book manuscript based on this study tentatively titled: Under Siege: Islamophobia, Radicalization, Surveillance and Muslim Youth Counter Publics. As an education consultant, she has Learn more »

Academic/Administrative Calendar

Worship & Spiritual Life Calendar

Community Worship

On Tuesday mornings our community gathers seeking to know one another and the Divine through our practices, our prayers and ...
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Worshipful Life

Each Monday morning we have the opportunity to explore a spiritual practice as a way of rooting ourselves in our ...
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Worshipful Life

Each Monday morning we have the opportunity to explore a spiritual practice as a way of rooting ourselves in our ...
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Chorale rehearsal

All singers, players, leaders, and lovers of the sacred in music are welcome to come and sing or play—novice and ...
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Worshipful Life

Each Monday morning we have the opportunity to explore a spiritual practice as a way of rooting ourselves in our ...
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Chapel Planning Committee

Our community worship services each Tuesday morning are planned by a group of students, faculty and staff who work together ...
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Deadline for 2017-18 on-campus housing: March 31

Greetings PSR Residents! It is time for all residents in PSR Housing to complete forms detailing your plans beyond the end of Spring Semester. Please note that PSR will no longer own its current housing at the end of May 2018.  There is a housing committee that is working to find other housing options.

Terry Dyonzak, Facilities Director, has sent out an email that contains detailed information addressing most situations and telling you which forms to use. It’s a lot of info, so Terry has put a table outside her office by the PSR mailboxes. On the table are the forms needed and signs to direct your choice. Feel free to ask questions too. Forms are due back to Terry by the end of March.

Revised Policy: http://www.psr.edu/housing 

Campus Care Network: Here to Listen!


Beginning the week of February 27, the Campus Care Network (CCN) will be offering campus care in the form of listening. We will be at a table in the dining hall with a sign saying “Campus Care Network: Here to Listen.” Feel free to sit and talk with us about campus issues, your class work, or whatever may be on your mind that you would like to share—joys, concerns, inspirations.

Mondays: 1-2pm Tara & Amos (on the quad)

Thursdays: 1-2pm Nikki

Fridays: 10-11am Tara & Amos (on the quad)

Fridays: 1-3pm Winford

If you think you might be interested in joining CCN, we will have information for you at the table or you can email Nikki at nhunt@psr.edu

New ways for Commuters and Distance Students to access the Writing Center

Writing coaches can now work with students via email and SKYPE.  Students just need to fill out a request form that can be found on the Writing Center Website www.psr.edu/writingcenter and submit that form along with a copy of what they are working on when they sign up for an appointment time.  To make an appointment, students should go to http://psr.mywconline.net. Also, If students commute or are distance students and are interested in the content of workshops, they can also sign up for a time and request to discuss that content so that they can access that information as well.

April 14: Greenlining Economic Summit: Racial Justice on the Frontlines

Across the country, racial justice has moved front and center in the national consciousness.

From the recent election to the gentrifying streets of Oakland and Los Angeles, to growing rural poverty and the endless killings of black people, these issues demand attention. Our communities demand fulfillment of the promises of equality written into our laws decades ago — in the economy, politics, criminal justice, and beyond. Join us as we lift up the voices of our communities at our 2017 Economic Summit, exploring innovations created by frontline communities that can make the dream of opportunity real for all.


Now hiring for student positions

PSR is now hiring for these student positions!

  • Tech Teaching Assistant, Academic Affairs
  • Food Service Worker
  • Media Center Assistant

Learn more at psr.edu/current-openings

Interdenominational Morning Prayer

Looking for a daily practice to keep you grounded as the semester kicks off? A group of us are getting together every weekday for interdenominational Morning Prayer. We gather on the Quad at 7:30am and then decamp to a chapel for singing in the manner of Taize and meditative silence – just look for the group at the bench outside Holbrook Hall.

All are invited! All are welcome!

CLGS Presents: #DivinelyQueer Photo Campaign

CLGS is launching this photo campaign to celebrate and uplift the spirituality of trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and LGBQ people. CLGS invites LGBTQ+ people from around the country and the world to join us in affirming and expressing their sacred worth and dignity in the simple & powerful format of writing a brief affirmation on a signboard or large piece of paper about the intersection of your spirituality and your queer and/or trans embodiment and taking a photo with it.


Weekly E-News Submissions

Do you have an announcement or event for the Weekly E-News? Let us know at communications@psr.edu