October 16, 2020 has been deemed as BST IMPACT Day. BST is striving to make an impact on student scholarships. We want to ensure that in the midst of COVID-19, we can offer scholarship funds to currently enrolled students for the spring semester and future semesters to come. We realize that the global pandemic has affected each of us in various ways. BST wants to ensure that students can continue to pursue a theological education. Therefore, we are asking all constituents to assist us in raising $35,000 in one day: October 16, 2020.

Donations can also be mailed to Berkeley School of Theology, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Any questions about donations can be submitted to: Lori Spears at lspears@bst.edu or 510.841.1905 x239.

The event will be held on October 14, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST/1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST. The featured panelists will include:

Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri, regional executive minister of American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin; trainer/consultant for intercultural transformational leadership; and co-editor of “Trouble the Water: A Christian Resource for the Work of Racial Justice” (Nurturing Faith, 2017). Dr. Onwubuariri is a 2004 Doctor of Ministry graduate from Berkeley School of Theology, formerly known as American Baptist Seminary of the West.

Randy Woodley, Ph.D., activist/scholar, distinguished speaker, teacher and wisdom keeper, addressing issues of American culture, faith/spirituality, justice, race/diversity, regenerative farming, and our relationship with the earth and indigenous realities.

Rev. Claire Davidson Frederick, faculty fellow, College of Bible and Ministry, Lipscomb University; instructor, Bible and ministry courses; and director, ENGAGE Youth Theology Initiative, a public theology and racial justice institute for high school students funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Cristina Maria Hernandez, MSW, Boston University; M.Div. student, Boston University School of Theology; Interfaith economic justice community organizer; immigrant rights advocate; and supporter of asylum seekers and domestic violence survivors.

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president-elect, Sojourners and author of “Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation” (IVP Books, 2010).

Join this interactive virtual dialogue to listen and learn as panelists delve into conversation about ways people of faith can influence society on issues around racial equity, voting, advocacy, community organizing and more.

The event is free, but registration is required.


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REV. Dr. James Brenneman, President
Rev. Dr. Lori D. Spears, VP of Institutional Advancement
Rev. Dr. LeAnn Flesher, VP of Academics & Professor
Rev. Sam Fielder, Executive Assistant to the President

Contact us at 510-841-1905 ext 239 or email us at lspears@bst.edu

2606 Dwight Way | Berkeley, CA 94704