1. How the Light Gets In: An Interview with Author Pat Schneider

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    On Saturday, April 27, 2013, PSR honored alums Pat & Peter Schneider, and celebrated the recently established Pat & Peter Schneider Scholarship Fund. Salon.com's Cary Tennis interviewed Pat, and she read from her book, How the Light Gets In: Writing as Spiritual Practice. More on PSR's website at: http://www.psr.edu/news/psr-announces-pat-peter-schneider-scholarship-fund You can purchase Pat's book here: http://patschneider.org/howthelightgetsin/ About Amherst Writers & Artists: http://www.amherstwriters.com/ More from Cary Tennis: http://www.salon.com/writer/cary_tennis/

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    • CLGS Arts Week 2009: Poetry Reading

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      • Earl Lecture 2010 - Plenary Session I - Matthew Fox [part 2]

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        Tuesday January 26, 2010 Matthew Fox, founder and president emeritus of Wisdom University in Oakland, California, presents his plenary session, "From Religion to Spirituality - and Back Again?"

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        • Transgender Religious Leaders Summit 2012 Keynote Address

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          KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Empowering and Inspiring:Being an Advocate for Each Other. The TRLS 2012 keynote speaker, Megan Rohrer, has been working on the National level giving voice to the plight of transgender, transsexual, queer, intersex and gender non-conforming youth within faith communities and on the streets of our cities. Megan will speak on our right and privilege as faith leaders to act as a "bridges" to communicate life-changing thoughts and actions.

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          • Harkness Lecture: "Borderlands and Disposable Women: Ecological Ruin and the Maquiladora Murders"

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            Lecture Exerpt: Ecofeminists, particularly in the work of Yvonne Gebara, have called Christians to think about the connections between poverty, violence (to Earth and humans), and gender. This lecture will examine how this long history of violence and ecological ruin along the U.S./Mexico border theological has expanded to a femicide that in the last decades has claimed more than two thousand female lives, the majority maquildaorda workers, in the city of Juárez. The violent death of these women workers who “personify the meaning of human disposability” in this globalized border, provides us with a sobering and chilling lens with which to consider the ethical challenges made by ecofeminists as we seek to issue a call for justice for the women killed. Biography: Rev. Daisy L. Machado, Ph.D. serves as Professor of American History of Christianity at Union Theological Seminary, NYC having just completed her tenure as Dean for Academic Affairs, the second woman and first Latina to hold this position. Prior to coming to Union she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Lexington Theological Seminary (KY), the first woman and first Latina to hold this position. Dr. Machado holds a Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, a Master of Social Work, Hunter College School of Social Work, a Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York, and a Ph.D., University of Chicago. Her publications include: Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in the Southwest, 1888-1942 and she is co-editor of A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice in which she wrote the article “"The Unnamed Woman: Justice, Feminists, and the Undocumented Woman.” She also contributed the article “Women and Religion in the Borderlands,” for the Encyclopedia of Women in North American Religion edited by Rosemary Keller and Rosemary Reuther.

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            • Tafa Muasau, "The Establishment of Methodism in the Samoan Islands & Ancient Ties between Samoa and Tonga" // July 30, 2013

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              In this lecture the presenter attempts to establish that there were ties between the two island groups: that inter land voyaging was possible in the ancient past and the ties between the two Island groups contributed towards the arrival, the acceptance and the establishment of Methodism in the Samoan Islands. Rev. Muasau is president of Kanana Fou Theological Seminary in American Samoa. He is an important figure in theological education in Oceania and has been active in the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT) Pacific branch for many years. He is also a strong supporter of women’s leadership in the church. Rev. Muasau holds a BD and MTh from Pacific Theological College.

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              • Jim Mitulski, "This Is My Body... These Are Our Bodies: Eucharist as a Revolutionary Act" // July 18, 2013

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                he first phrase ("This Is My Body") is the foundation for the Eucharist, the central act of Christian Worship. What does worship, community Christianity look like when the second phrase ("These Are Our Bodies") is reverenced with the same fervor as the first? All bodies are sacred - the female body, the male body, bodies of all colors and classes, transgender bodies, HIV-negative and HIV positive bodies, the migrant body and the settled body - to name just a few examples of bodies of sacred worth. Come celebrate the Body in this talk about Eucharist as a Revolutionary Act. Rev. Jim Mitulski is PSR's co-director of worship and a campus pastor, as well as being pastor of New Spirit Community Church (www.newspiritchurch.org) which meets in the PSR chapel. Jim has been a pastor for 27 years, serving churches in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as being a Merrill Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School. He was pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in San Francisco during the AIDS years from 1985-2000 and performed many weddings, in addition to many funerals. He holds a BA from Columbia University, an M.Div. from PSR, an honorary doctorate in sacred theology from Starr King School for the Ministry.

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                • Jim Mitulski, "This Is My Body... These Are Our Bodies: Eucharist as a Revolutionary Act" // July 9, 2013

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                  The first phrase ("This Is My Body") is the foundation for the Eucharist, the central act of Christian Worship. What does worship, community Christianity look like when the second phrase ("These Are Our Bodies") is reverenced with the same fervor as the first? All bodies are sacred - the female body, the male body, bodies of all colors and classes, transgender bodies, HIV-negative and HIV positive bodies, the migrant body and the settled body - to name just a few examples of bodies of sacred worth. Come celebrate the Body in this talk about Eucharist as a Revolutionary Act. Rev. Jim Mitulski is PSR's co-director of worship and a campus pastor, as well as being pastor of New Spirit Community Church (www.newspiritchurch.org) which meets in the PSR chapel. Jim has been a pastor for 27 years, serving churches in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as being a Merrill Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School. He was pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in San Francisco during the AIDS years from 1985-2000 and performed many weddings, in addition to many funerals. He holds a BA from Columbia University, an M.Div. from PSR, and an honorary doctorate in sacred theology from Starr King School for the Ministry.

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                  • Miguel De La Torre, "What Would Jesus Eat? Confessions of a Christian Vegan" // July 23, 2013

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                    Much have been written on eating healthy; but few examine how our Western American diet is causing hunger and oppression in the Global South. This public lecture will concentrate on the global consequences of a meat-based diet - specifically to the world's bio-diversity, environment, land usage, and water rights. The Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado was elected President of the Society of Christian Ethics in 2012. Dr. De La Torre has been an expert commentator concerning ethical issues (mainly Hispanic religiosity, LGBT civil rights, and immigration rights) on several local, national, and international media outlets. A scholar-activist, Dr. De La Torre has written numerous articles in popular media. He writes a monthly column for Ethics Daily that continuously creates controversies for his unique approach of religiously analyzing social issues from the perspective of the dispossessed and disenfranchised.

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                    • Malcolm Boyd and Mark Thompson: Fellow Travelers: Liberation Portraits

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                      September 13, 2009 "Fellow Travelers: Liberation Portraits" is, in Thompson's words, "an artistic statement," documenting his own path and journey into the unique character of a gay spirituality, and especially the guides who pioneered that journey for him and with him.

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