Bay Area religious leaders may well be familiar with the annual Earl Lectures sponsored by the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. This year, the Lectures focus on interfaith issues and how Christians might relate to the changing religious realities all around. “All the Rivers of Paradise: Christian Responsibility in an Interfaith World” will run January 23-25, 2007, at the First Congregational Church in Berkeley.Public lectures will include:
- Mahmoud Mustafa Ayoub Professor of Islamic studies and Comparative Religion at Temple University(Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 9:00- 10:30 am)
- Tat-siong Benny Liew Associate Professor of New Testament at PSR(Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 2:30-4:00 pm)
- Bernice Powell Jackson Recent Past President of the World Council of Churches (WCC) for North America(Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 9:00- 10:30 am)
- Choan-Seng (C.S.) Song Distinguished Professor of Theology and Asian Cultures at PSR(Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 1:45- 3:15pm)
Along with the lectures, there is a Pastoral Conference featuring 30 workshops on interfaith work. The lectures are free; there is a charge for the Pastoral Conference.