Plan now to attend PSR's Earl Lectures and Pastoral Conference in January

October 18, 2007

Announcing the 107th Earl Lectures and Pastoral Conference, “O for a World: Faith, Community and Sustainability,” brought to you by the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, January 22-24, 2008.


Plan now to attend this annual event. It takes place at the First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way; the Wesley Foundation, 2398 Bancroft Way; and Trinity UMC, 2362 Bancroft Way, in Berkeley.


Preachers, lecturers, and workshop leaders will help connect the liberal Protestant concern for social justice with the need for environmental justice. Learn how communities of faith can use theological beliefs and hopes to inspire against the world’s harsh realities. Share your own ideas about how we can keep our covenant with God and with every living creature for future generations.


The theme hymn for the week, “O for a World,” contains lyrics written by Miriam Therese Winter to the tune of “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.”


Lecturers and preachers include: Clarence Johnson of Mills Grove Christian Church in Oakland; Chandra Muzaffar, a social activist and academic from Malaysia; PSR’s Mayra Rivera Rivera; Mary Westfall, an SFTS alumna now ministering in Durham, New Hampshire; Karen Baker-Fletcher of Perkins Seminary at SMU in Dallas; and Daniel Buford of People’s Institute West in Berkeley.


A special musical worship service will feature nationally known musician, Ken Medema.


More detailed information and online registration will be available soon at In the meantime please call Event Coordinator Donna Morrow DeCamp at 510-849-8218 if you have questions.