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June 2, 2020
Happy Pentecost! This is a joyful celebration, because our Pentecost claim is that the active presence of God, whom we call the Holy Spirit is prodding us, because of...
June 1, 2020
Friends and Alums of Berkeley, As the weekend of protests in cities across the U.S. over police brutality and unaddressed systemic racism unfolded, the simmering fear and...
May 27, 2020
On the senior retreat to Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut I found myself drawn to a large boulder situated on the Housatonic River. I perched myself on...
May 18, 2020
What I remember is the laughter. Just after the Dean had somberly gathered the Senior class in the refectory, most of us knowing what was coming: there would be no trip to...
May 11, 2020
Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I betray him to you?” (Matthew 26.14-15) Perhaps Judas...
May 8, 2020
            The pandemic has wrought many changes in life at YDS and Berkeley. Both institutions are responding with steadfast faith and creative virtual events. Drawing on...
May 4, 2020
“Alone, I am what I am, but in community I have the chance to become everything that I can be.” ~ Sr. Joan Chittister[1] From the beginning God created us to be in community...