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VU Divinity School named a Seminary that Changes the World

November 1, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School is among a select group of seminaries and divinity schools named a Seminary that Changes the World for 2017-18 by The Center for Faith and Service.
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Divinity School renovation to reflect its values, culture

October 11, 2017—With these improvements, we will not only have better teaching and gathering spaces, we will create a more collaborative environment, a place where our community can discover, question and create change.
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Vanderbilt Divinity co-hosts 2017 ReLACS meeting October 19-20, 2017

October 9, 2017—The keynote lecture on October 19th is open to the general public. Participation is open to all scholars and students interested in Late Antiquity broadly defined. Those planning to attend should use the link to register. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided for those who register.
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Free lecture: God/Terror: Ethics and Aesthetics in Contexts of Conflict and Reconciliation

October 9, 2017—Prof. Dr. Volker Küster, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz /Germany is giving a free lecture, titled: "God/Terror: Ethics and Aesthetics in Contexts of Conflict and Reconciliation" on Wednesday, October 11 at Noon in the Reading Room
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VDS Co-Hosts Cultivating the Scholar Activist: Trans-disciplinary Pathways to Racial Justice

October 6, 2017—“Cultivating the Scholar Activist: Trans-disciplinary Pathways to Racial Justice,” provides an opportunity for participants to critically reflect upon their own relationships with racism and to work collectively, across disciplines, to glean new insights and to strategize collaborative efforts toward racial justice.
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Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for the Luce Dean’s Fellow in the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts beginning fall 2018

October 5, 2017—Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recommendation letters should be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/45660. Applicants will be able to establish a free Interfolio Dossier & Portfolio account.
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What is it that draws people to smartphones?

October 4, 2017—Jaco J. Hamman, Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture here at Vanderbilt Divinity School, asks: What is it that draws people to smartphones? If it isn't just the groundbreaking design or the connection with a community, then what is it?
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Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas among those honored at endowed chair holder celebration

September 28, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their exemplary achievements during a celebration Sept. 6 at the Student Life Center.
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Vanderbilt Divinity School racial justice initiative launches

September 27, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School invites the community to help launch its new Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Ruby in Hillsboro Village. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
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'Bar Church' serves up example of faith where you find it

September 15, 2017—Faculty member, Paul C.H. Lim is quoted in: Knoxville News Sentinel, a USA Today affiliate, “The question about where we should worship God has been going on for as long as we know it,” Lim said. “How do you define or re-define the sacred? And does it matter?”
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2017 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

September 13, 2017—A senior rabbi who has worked tirelessly to promote racial and religious affirmation and respect while inspiring compassion, along with a national leader in the environmental and conservation communities, are the 2017 Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.
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Watching People Watch (Then Not Watch) the Eclipse: A Liturgical-Theological Reflection

August 31, 2017—Faculty Bruce Morrill reflects on the event through a liturgical time-keeping lens.
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Divinity School MOOC course addresses ethical challenge of mass incarceration

August 30, 2017—Taught by Vanderbilt Divinity School professor Graham Reside, the course incorporates the knowledge and experience of a broad range of experts, including law enforcement professionals, public defenders, theologians and philosophers, as well as formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.
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Save the dates for 2017-18 Relevant Religion Series

August 29, 2017—A Wednesday Evening Lecture Series on West End with Jay Geller.
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Not Good to be Alone: Rethinking the Bible and Homosexuality Amy-Jill Levine

August 29, 2017—Amy-Jill Levine weighs in on recent debates in Australia over same-sex marriage.
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