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Ellen Armour presents Becoming Terri Schiavo: Biopolitics, Photography, and the Sanctity of Life?

January 27, 2016—The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program welcomes Dr. Ellen Armour, Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology and Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality Affiliation at Vanderbilt University. READ MORE »


Herbert R. Marbury Addresses ‘What’s Going On?’ During Upcoming Lecture

January 25, 2016—Herbert R. Marbury will address church relevancy through the message “What’s Going On? The Black Church and the New Culture Wars: Contesting Black Lives in the Obama Era” during the Tenth Annual Huston-Tillotson University Bishop E.T. Dixon Lecture. The Lecture will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the campus in the Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium, 900 Chicon Street. READ MORE »


Imagination Grants nurture Divinity students’ social justice passion

January 21, 2016—Researching how women in the African Diaspora are overcoming economic oppression, seeking agricultural justice in Kenya, and exploring faith community responses to climate change in Appalachia are among the Vanderbilt Divinity School student-generated projects funded with Imagination Grants in 2015. READ MORE »


Keith Caldwell, MDiv'15, in Tennessean article: Respect everyone in the human family

January 21, 2016—Keith Caldwell, executive director of The Urban EpiCenter in Nashville, was keynote speaker for the NAACP Dickson County branch annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Monday night at the Tennsco Community Center in Dickson. READ MORE »



Emilie M. Townes participates in Asbury Park church lead conversation on race

January 19, 2016—Trinity Episcopal Church will host a series of live-streamed discussions about race Thursday through Saturday, when it participates in the Trinity Institute’s 45th National Theological Conference, “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice.” Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, is mentioned as one of the speakers. READ MORE »


Beachwood temple observes MLK Day with special guest speaker, Emilie M. Townes

January 12, 2016—A delegation of Fairmount Temple congregants and clergy at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will hold a special service Jan. 17 reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Special guest speaker Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, will speak about institutional racism, concerns about voting rights and violent encounters between police and blacks. READ MORE »


New Testament scholar, Amy-Jill Levine, hosts Twitter Q&A on ‘first Christmas’ Dec. 15

December 14, 2015—Vanderbilt University New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine will be available on Twitter Dec. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. (CST) to discuss what we know about the Bible’s first Christmas story. READ MORE »




Emilie Townes to Discuss 'Justice Notes' in Nov. 18 Mendenhall Lecture

November 3, 2015—The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes, a distinguished scholar and leader in theological education and dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, will present DePauw University's Mendenhall Lecture on Wednesday, November 18. Townes, who is also the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt, will discuss "Justice Notes" at 7:30 p.m. in Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. The program is open to all and is presented free of admission charge. READ MORE »


Global efforts against human trafficking topic of Vanderbilt Divinity breakfast with Professor Paul Lim

October 26, 2015—Paul C.H. Lim will discuss “Global Evangelicalism and the Campaign Against Human Trafficking: Fad or Fixture?” at the Oct. 30 Vanderbilt Divinity School community breakfast. READ MORE »


VU professor Amy-Jill Levine wants you to understand Jesus' world

October 19, 2015—Amy-Jill Levine, a New Testament and Jewish studies professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., is on a mission to show us Jesus as a first-century Jew. Followers will better understand Jesus’ teachings when they understand the world in which he lived, the roles of women, and the laws that governed that world. READ MORE »


Jewish professor, Amy-Jill Levine, Christian Bible expert to be featured at interfaith events

October 19, 2015—The premier speaker for the Interfaith Religious Literacy Center is Vanderbilt University New Testament Professor Amy-Jill Levine, who will be speaking at several venues in Kansas City about religious diversity and interfaith dialogue READ MORE »



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