The hilltop property where a Lutheran seminary stood for 65 years before moving downtown will now house a Muslim college.
The seminary staff, faculty and students will move to the new campus in June. The official start of operations at PLTS in the heart of Berkeley will be on Aug. 1.
A Chicago professor, ordained pastor and community organizer will serve as the first rector of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University.
California Lutheran University will highlight three alumni during its Founders Day Convocation – the founder of a Haitian relief organization, an advocate for the LGBTQ community, and an ordained minister who spent nearly two decades supporting Lutheran higher education.
A letter from Rev. Brian Stein-Webber, Interim Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Seminary Relations.
I have felt a visceral sense of terror, a tightening in my guts, when I imagine how I would feel if my two precious sons were Black and, therefore, in danger of their lives every day and night at the hands of police violence and other manifestations of institutionalized white supremacy.
PLTS is the western-most seminary in the ELCA, but we keenly feel for those on the other end of the country, in Orlando, who suffered and are suffering from just the latest, and also the largest, mass shooting in our nation’s modern history.