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Professor Bruce Morrill quoted in The Christian Science Monitor article: Abortion edict: Pope Francis stresses mercy amid culture clashes

September 2, 2015—Pope Francis asserted his global papal authority on Tuesday, authorizing Roman Catholic priests around the world to offer reconciliation and forgiveness to women who have had abortions. READ MORE »

Divinity School Dean Emilie Townes featured at community breakfast

September 1, 2015—Vanderbilt Divinity School Dean Emilie M. Townes will hold an open forum at a Sept. 18 community breakfast hosted by the Divinity School. Townes will speak briefly about her continuing vision for the school and then take questions and comments from those in attendance. READ MORE »

Professor Amy-Jill Levine is quoted in National Catholic Reporter article US Presbyterian-Jewish relations: steps to ‘mend a broken relationship’

August 20, 2015—Presbyterians and Jews in the U.S. once were long-time partners -- in matters ranging from the Civil Rights Movement to various interfaith and social justice issues. And they evidenced mutual respect. READ MORE »

• Josh Perry, MTS’02 profiled: Expanded Horizons: Formal Dual-Degree Programs Extend Beyond the Practice of Law

August 20, 2015—Earning dual degrees in law and divinity initially offered Josh Perry an opportunity to explore the role of religion in society while preparing for a legal career. READ MORE »

2015 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

August 18, 2015—An African Methodist Episcopal pastor noted for his policy expertise on community health promotion and an internationally renowned Old Testament scholar in wisdom literature are the 2015 Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae Award recipients. READ MORE »

Prof James Hudnut-Beumler quoted in Castle Rock New Press article "A match made in heaven"

August 17, 2015—Churches in commercial spaces, like strip malls, have become a common phenomenon across the U.S., particularly as more contemporary congregations try to draw in younger members to replace the aging populations of more traditional churches. James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History and former dean of the Divinity School, is quoted. READ MORE »

Vanderbilt Divinity partnership addresses affordable housing need

August 11, 2015—An affordable housing model that brings together Vanderbilt Divinity School students with young adults with intellectual and developmental challenges is believed to be the first of its kind in Tennessee. Located in the Chestnut Hill area, Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt will provide low-cost housing to eight students and three individuals who are all on the autism spectrum this fall semester. READ MORE »

Company of New Pastors program mentors clergy for success

July 24, 2015—We celebrate the launch of a Company of New Pastors at Vanderbilt Divinity School, the first non-PC(USA) seminary to be selected for partnership with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Stay tuned for news this fall announcing the first cohort participants! READ MORE »

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