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June 29, 2017 Dear Friends of BCSR, 2016-2017 was an extraordinary year for the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion. We’d like to give you a sense of our activities, current, and future, and thank you for helping to make our year such a success. Our biggest news revolves around the first full year … Continue reading

Funding from the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) will allow four graduate students to travel to China, Jordan, Germany, and Washington D.C. this summer to further their respective research projects. Support for these grants of $2,000 to $4,000 is provided by the Frank and Leslie Yeary Endowment for Ethics in the Humanities, established to support … Continue reading

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) has selected eight graduate students from six departments to participate in the 2017-2018 New Directions in Theology Program. The participants, listed below, will explore various theological topics and refine their research projects with the guidance of BCSR faculty. The cohort includes incoming first-year and continuing second-year … Continue reading