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Father Malloy marks 50 years as a Holy Cross priest

April 6, 2020—April 4, marks the 50th anniversary of Edward “Monk” Malloy's ordination. While in seminary, Father Malloy earned two master’s degrees, in English and theology, and following his ordination he earned a doctorate in Christian ethics from Vanderbilt University, where there is now a chaired professorship in his name and he was a member of the board of trustees for several terms.
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Four guidelines for improvising pastoral leadership through a pandemic

April 2, 2020—How will ministers lead through unnavigated territory, meet moral obligations for loving our neighbors and ourselves, guide and care for our people in an unprecedented time of uncertainty, and hold out hope in the face of despair?
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Our days are full of uncertainty. We asked religious leaders for guidance on making it through.

April 2, 2020—emile m. townes shares wisdom for weathering these uncertain times.
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Vanderbilt Divinity and VA partner on doctor of ministry for chaplains

March 20, 2020—A new partnership between Vanderbilt Divinity School and Mental Health and Chaplaincy, a national program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration, will relaunch a doctor of ministry program at Vanderbilt. The program aims to equip chaplains with best practices for providing high-quality, evidence-based care for persons with diverse psychosocial–spiritual needs.
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Hidden Histories: Faith as a Site of Black Lesbian Activism

March 20, 2020—GDR alumna Monique Moultrie, Visiting Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and African American Religions, gave the lecture, “Hidden Histories: Faith as a Site of Black Lesbian Activism" at Harvard Divinity School.
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AMBS board appoints Larry to teaching faculty

February 26, 2020—The Board of Directors of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary recently appointed Susannah M. Larry of Nashville, Tennessee, as assistant professor of biblical studies. Upon completing her M.T.S. in 2014, she received Vanderbilt’s Founder’s Medal for first honors in the Divinity School graduating class and the A.J. Mattill Award for distinction in New Testament studies.
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Vanderbilt Divinity to host ‘Stirring the Waters Across America’ Feb. 28

February 26, 2020—Vanderbilt University will host “Stirring the Waters Across America,” a theatrical concert event, on Friday, Feb. 28. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Langford Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
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Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

February 26, 2020—Why almsgiving, though considered a “work of justice pleasing to God”, isn’t a discipline much talked about. Read on from Father Bruce Morrill, the Edward A. Malloy professor of Catholic studies here at Vanderbilt Divinity.
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Department of Religious Studies Celebrates 50th Anniversary

February 11, 2020—Fifty years ago, the College of Arts and Science established its own department to study religion, independent of the Divinity School. Under the theme “The First 50 Years, the Next 50 Years,” Religious Studies is marking the milestone anniversary with activities such as an online exhibition of student work, a guest speaker series, and special seminars.
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Luce Foundation renews funding for Vanderbilt Divinity anti-racism initiative

February 11, 2020—A Vanderbilt Divinity School collaboration committed to harnessing the power of public theology to combat racism will thrive and expand its reach, thanks to renewed support from the Henry Luce Foundation.
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Why Joe Biden was denied communion at a church

November 11, 2019—Bruce T. Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies, Professor of Theological Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School explores why Former Vice President Joseph Biden, who is a Roman Catholic, was refused communion when he attended Sunday Mass at a church in Florence, South Carolina, while on a recent campaign trail stop.
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VDS graduate launches ecumenical German-language worship service and Stammtisch

October 28, 2019—Michael Arnold, VDS graduate, launches ecumenical German-language worship service and Stammtisch. The first service will be Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, with the Stammtisch at 3:15pm and service at 4pm at Memorial Lutheran Church (1211 Riverside Drive, Nashville, TN 37206).
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Melissa Snarr featured panelist at Duke on Nov. 1 to celebrate launch of "Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy"

October 28, 2019—Melissa Snarr is a featured panelist at Duke on Nov. 1 to celebrate the launch of Dr. Luke Bretherton’s book, "Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy." Tune in to livestream by clicking on link below.
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Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations honors Amy-Jill Levine

October 28, 2019—The Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations presents Amy-Jill (AJ) Levine with the Shevet Achim Award, an honor given to persons who have made Outstanding Contributions to Jewish-Christian Understanding.
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New publication by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore: The Wiley Blackwell Reader in Practical Theology

October 28, 2019—Presenting a diverse collection of landmark essays, The Wiley-Blackwell Reader in Practical Theology explores the turn-of-the-century renaissance of practical theology as an academic discipline and shows how the discipline has advanced a steady epistemological insurgency in theology throughout the twentieth- and twenty-first century. The text provides scholars, students, and ministerial professionals with easy access to original seminal sources that represent major milestones, growing edges, and useful classificatory rubrics.
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