“Borders & Identity” was a two-day conference addressing the critical theological, pastoral and social issues of our day, held March 17-18, 2017. The conference emphasized practical skills, timely resources, and a deeper analysis of the critical issues facing us at this moment. The conference aimed to equip leaders to stand for justice with all those on the margins and borders.

The keynote address was delivered by Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, immigration activist, and founder of Define American. Jose Antonio Vargas’ keynote address was free of charge to the public, made possible by the Earl and Boswell endowments.

Under the theme of “Borders and Identity,” the Earl Lectures was presented in partnership with our Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion’s Boswell Lecture. For more than a hundred years, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has hosted the Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference.

Thanks to our partnering organizations: Define American, Council of Elders West, and Church World Service.