Free Tuesday Night Talks at PSR Feature Renowned Authors, Scholars From Summer Session Courses

June 24, 2010

BERKELEY – Pacific School of Religion is offering a series of free talks by its most recognized Summer Session teachers. Attendees will soak up wisdom from some of the premiere authors and scholars of religion today, through lectures followed by questions, and continued conversation during a free reception.

The following talks, conversations, and receptions will take place on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m., July 13-August 10 at Pacific School of Religion's campus, 1798 Scenic Avenue in Berkeley:
 
Speaker: Rev. Dr. James Forbes
Title: Preaching the Gospel of Holistic Health
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific School of Religion Chapel, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
Bio: Rev. Dr. James Forbes is the founder and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation and senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church in New York City.
 
Speaker: Dr. Sharon Bray
Title: Writing as Healing Ministry
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific School of Religion Badè Museum, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
Bio: Sharon Bray is known for her innovative work around writing and healing. She is the author of When Words Heal: Writing through Cancer.
 
Speaker:  Bishop John Shelby Spong
Title: Eternal Life: A New Vision Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific School of Religion Chapel, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
Bio: John Shelby Spong is the retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and author of Eternal Life: a New Vision Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell, among numerous other books.
 
Speaker: Pat Schneider
Title: Tell Me Something I Can't Forget (film screening and discussion)
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific School of Religion campus (building TBA), 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
Bio and Program Description: Pat Schneider is founder of Amherst Writers and Authors, and author of nine books, including Writing Alone and with Others, and Wake Up Laughing: A Spiritual Autobiography. This 23-minute film features Pat Schneider's work with low-income women, and will be followed by a discussion on using writing as a tool for the empowerment of under-served populations. 
 
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
Title: Sacred Chow: Some Holy Ways to Eat
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific School of Religion Badè Museum, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
Bio: Donna Schaper is senior minister of Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village and author of Living Well While Doing Good.
 
For more information about the Tuesday Night Talks, see http://www.psr.edu/summer-session-2010-Tuesdays.
 

 
A multidenominational Christian seminary in Berkeley, California, Pacific School of Religion has been preparing bold leaders for historic and emerging faith communities since 1866. PSR's graduates are known for innovative ministries of compassion and justice around the world – in urban and rural parishes, on city streets and college campuses, in the arts, public policy, and many other fields. PSR is a member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an interfaith consortium of seminaries and institutes in the Bay Area. For more information, visit www.psr.edu.