Seminary of the Street

About Us
Occupied Oakland
West Oakland Project
Alternatives to Gentrification
Recovery from the Dominant Culture
Oscar Grant Solidarity
Registration and Fees
Contact Us
Meet Us at the Corner of Love and Justice!
What Is Seminary of the Street?
Seminary of the Street is a school for the training of love warriors working toward the transformation of their communities by embodying God’s love in the world.
Students cultivate the resilience, the unsentimental awareness of oppressive systems, the skills, and the deep and sustaining relationships to respond to injustice with steadfast love and creativity. Exposed to theological concepts that challenge conventional ways of living, they are encouraged to cultivate an alternative way of being rooted in nonmarket practices like love, generosity, tenderness, and wonder, a way of being so compelling that it challenges the legitimacy of dominant social systems.
Breaking News!

  • The free popular education-style seminar "Training Spiritual Warriors" with Lynice Pinkard is now happening every Thursday, 6-7pm, at the Omni collective space, sponsored by the Public School. The Omni is at 4799 Shattuck Avenue.
  • We are proud to have partnered with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship to plan and execute a successful blockade of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland, asking them to "evict Urban Shield," a militarized weapon expo and SWAT Team training for local police forces that takes place yearly in Oakland. Read more via ally T. Thorn Coyle's article, "Opposition is a Prayer."
  • Join us for what promises to be a huge rally and protest of Urban Shield in downtown Oakland on Friday, September 5!
  • We are now piloting our new "Recovery from the Dominant Culture" 12-step group for anyone who longs to be more fully alive! Check here to learn more about how you can heal from being socialized in a culture that too often privileges self-preservation and self-aggrandizement. We'll be posting complete meeting materials once they've been piloted in this first group.


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