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
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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!

  • We are hosting an "Interdependence Day" celebration on July 4, noon-4, at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. Click through to our calendar for details!
  • Seminary of the Street director Nichola Torbett was recently interviewed on NPR's Talk of the Nation. Click here to listen to the podcast and read "Love in Public," an extended interview with her about Occupied Oakland.
  • 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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