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Students attend UN conference on women
Master's of divinity students Leigh Bonner, Emily Denton and Nancy Hawthorne volunteered during the 56th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the main global policymaking body that focuses on gender equality and the advancement of women. The commission reports to the UN Economic and Social Council. Read about Leigh and Nancy's unique experiences.
Peace be still
Before the annual United Methodist Student Association and United Methodist Church Boards and Agencies Dinner, Sarah Duffel and Adam Kelchner, current master's of divinity students and co-chairs of UMSA, reflected on Mark 4:35-41 at a joint worship service in the Upper Room Chapel. Read more >>
Romney's religion shines light on Mormon food storage practice
Public Radio International—Kathleen Flake talks about Mormon food storage practices in a recent article examining whether Romney would have a food storage supply in the White House, if elected. Read more >>
Tumult at Crystal Cathedral megachurch rooted in perils of succession
Christian Science Monitor—Dean James Hudnut-Beumler is quoted in an analysis of the very public split between the Crystal Cathedral and its leaders. Read more >>
Student's opinions on criminalizing homelessness
Lindsey Krinks, a third-year student in the master's of theological studies program, authors an opinion column in The Tennessean and is quoted on MSNBC.com about the impact of the new Tennessee state law aimed at the Occupy Movement.
Lewis Baldwin, professor of religious studies in Vanderbilt's College of Arts and Science, was a guest on the Tavis Smiley Show to discuss his new book Thou, Dear God: Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits, the first and only collection of prayers by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more >>
Anthea Butler, PhD'01, appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word on February 21. Watch video >>
Devil in the details: Santorum hardly alone in belief in Satan
MSNBC.com—C. Melissa Snarr is quoted in Santorum's recent comments on spiritual warfare and public opinion about Satan. Read more >>
Blacks say atheists were unseen civil rights heroes
Religion News Service—Juan Floyd-Thomas is quoted in a discussion about the contributions of African-American atheists, humanists and skeptics to the civil rights movement and beyond. Read more >>
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Where We Dwell in Common: Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century
Keynote speaker at Eastern APCE Spring Event
Rhodes Grove Conference Center
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Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture
4 p.m. April 12
Room 122, Divinity School
The Sufi who practiced Hindu Devotions: The Strange Tale of Yavana Haridasa in the 16th century Bengal
7:30–8:30 a.m. April 24
Divinity School Reading Room
Can a Mormon be President?: Test Oaths and the 2012 Presidential Election
Recent presidential politics show a more public, even organized expression of resistance to granting public office to one who cannot attest to Trinitarian belief. What is the constructive role of private religious tests for public office?
The Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership
7:30–9 a.m. April 26
Divinity School Reading Room
Resourceful Enough: Leadership in Scarcity
Most nonprofits and congregations face resource shortages: money, staff and time. How can leaders be resourceful even when resources are in short supply? Learn about the challenges and possible gifts of these situations and hear five proposals for moving forward.
Welcome to the Alumni Association: Class of 2012
Wednesday, May 9
Coffee and conversation with alumni/ae
To volunteer on the alumni panel, please email Meagan Burton-Krieger.
Class of 2012 Celebration
Thursday, May 10
Celebration of Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department Religion graduates
Friday, May 11
Divinity School Act of Worship