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Emilie Townes delivered the Yale Divinity School’s annual Parks-King Lecture titled “Colored Orneriness: A Concerto in Four Movements”

March 1, 2016—Emilie Townes, former faculty member and administrator at YDS and now dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, delivered the Parks-King Lecture at YDS on Tuesday night, calling for “just and resilient communities” that overcome the scars of discrimination. READ MORE »

Amy-Jill Levine returns to KC for a second in a series of appearances in the Kansas City area

February 26, 2016—Amy-Jill Levine will return to the metro on Friday and March 5. Village Presbyterian Church will present the Vanderbilt University professor of the New Testament. Read more here: READ MORE »

Bogitsh Lecture to explore South Asian interreligious relations

February 22, 2016—Anand V. Taneja will offer his perspective on interreligious interaction between Muslims and Hindus in South Asia when he delivers the Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture Feb. 25 at Vanderbilt Divinity School. READ MORE »

Professor Bruce Morrill interviewed on Channel 5: Issues of Faith

February 15, 2016—Ben Hall sits down with Rev. Bruce Morrill, an Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies at Vanderbilt, to discuss Pope Francis' letter on the environment. READ MORE »

Amy-Jill Levine to speak at Bristol Public Library

February 11, 2016—Amy-Jill Levine, noted author and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences, will give two lectures as part of the King University Institute for Faith and Culture’s 2015-16 Lecture Series. READ MORE »

The scholarly work of Amy-Jill Levine is mentioned in Huffington Religion article: What If We All Were Treated the Same by God?

February 4, 2016—This week at Bible study, the students and I looked at the parable found in Matthew 20:1-16, known as The Parable of the Vineyard Workers, or the Parable of the Generous Landowner, or, as Professor Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt Divinity School sees it, it could be called the Parable of the Surprising Salaries. READ MORE »

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 »

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