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Borders and Identity: Earl and Boswell Lectures 2017

March 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free – $149
Earl Lectures 2017

Join us for a two-day conference on “Borders & Identity” addressing the critical theological, pastoral and social issues of our day.

Migration across all kinds of borders—both physical and metaphorical—is reshaping our understanding of identity across boundaries of race, culture, religion, sexuality, gender, and nationality. It has been a major, and divisive, theme of national politics.

Halfway through the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, join us for an engaging weekend of workshops, worship, direct action, and community building. The conference will emphasize practical skills, timely resources, and a deeper analysis of the critical issues facing us at this moment. Our goal is to equip leaders to stand for justice with all those on the margins and borders.

This event is being held in conjunction with Pacific School of Religion’s Alumni/ae Reunion Weekend. Under the theme of “Borders and Identity,” the Earl Lectures presented in partnership with our Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion‘s Boswell Lecture. For more than a hundred years, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has hosted the Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference.

Jose Antonio Vargas



The keynote address will be delivered by Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, immigration activist, and founder of Define American. Jose Antonio Vargas’ keynote address is free of charge to the public, made possible by the Earl and Boswell endowments. Seating is limited, however, so please register below.




Registration is available online: https://psr.edu/earl-17/

Thanks to our partnering organizations: Define American, Council of Elders WestChurch World Service, and Auburn Seminary.

Please see here for information about sponsorship opportunities.

It is our sincere hope to accommodate all attendees. Please contact us directly at communications@psr.edu or 510/849-8222 if you have accessibility concerns.

One CEU unit (10 hours) is available for attending the full conference, at an additional charge of $40.

A limited number of partial conference registration scholarships are available. Please email wscott@psr.edu for further information.


Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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