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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 »



Three VU graduate students of African descent named ‘Rising Theological Educators’

October 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University graduate students Michael R. Fisher Jr., Bridgett A. Green and Aaron Howard have been awarded 2015 Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) fellowships for doctoral students of African descent. READ MORE »


What would Jesus say about same-sex marriage? Vandy prof, Amy-Jill Levine answers

October 9, 2015—Professor Levine participated in a wide-ranging interview on a variety of religious subjects ahead of a talk she is giving to an interfaith audience in Mobile later this week. READ MORE »


VDS alumna Blair Tolbert, MDiv'10 named Dean of Chapel & College Minster at Young Harris College

October 1, 2015—“I am extremely excited to welcome Rev. Tolbert to the Young Harris College family,” said Vice President for Student Development Angi Smith, J.D. READ MORE »



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