Walk-in registration is available for this year's Earl Lectures at Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in Berkeley. "Our Daily Bread: Faith, Work, and the Economy," will feature UC Berkeley professor of public policy Robert Reich, who has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. His latest book is Aftershock: the Next Economy and America's Future.
The 110th Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference will take place Jan. 25-27 at the PSR campus, 1798 Scenic Avenue in Berkeley.
Other presenters include Kim Bobo, executive director of the Chicago-based Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ); Islamic scholar Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley; Yvette Flunder, founder and senior pastor of City of Refuge United Church of Christ in San Francisco; and Alexia Salvatierra, executive director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE).
The Leadership Conference will include the panels "Work and Economic Justice Across Faith: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Perspectives" and "Faith, Funding, and Foundations." Workshops will include such diverse presentations as: "The Word on the Street: Offering Radical Hospitality to the Homeless"; "The Redemptive Power of Microfinance"; and "Sermons to Sound Bytes," among others. Other events will include worship and preaching, luncheons and receptions, an art exhibit, and a one-woman performance.
PSR hosts the Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference each January. It is a three-day event which addresses critical theological, pastoral, and social issues of the day. The lectures were established in 1901 to bring prominent religious leaders and thinkers to Berkeley's university community, and have featured such international figures as Theodore Roosevelt, Elie Wiesel, Howard Thurman, Maya Angelou, Paul Tillich, and Alice Walker.
The Earl Lectures are free, open to the public, and require no registration. However, registration costs for the Leadership Conference panels and workshops are $150 for general registration. Online registration closed Jan. 14, but walk-in registration is available at the event.
For more information visit the Earl Lectures website at www.psr.edu/earllectures, or call 510.849.8218 or 800.999.0528, Ext. 8218.
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. Visit psr.edu to learn more.