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Research on intersex experience highlights overlooked population in religious communities

Oct. 24, 2022—A new book from Stephanie Budwey, an assistant professor of the history and practice of Christian worship and the arts, discusses the erasure of intersex people in the areas of science, law, culture, and theology due to the assumption that all humans are either ‘female’ or ‘male.’

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Scholars of economic justice from varied disciplines expand on Wendland-Cook Program’s mission in Academic Fellows Forum

Mar. 29, 2022—For the first time in its history, the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice has accepted three scholars into its year-long fellowship program, which focuses on matters relating to the intersections of religion, economic justice, class and labor, and environmental justice. The previous cohort in 2020 had a single fellow. During his fellowship, Jeremy Posadas,...

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Charge to the Class of 2021

May. 17, 2021—Delivered by Vanderbilt Divinity School dean, emilie m. townes on May 16, 2021 whether we are talking calendar year or academic year, this has been some year we have lived and it’s good to see so many of you in the flesh rather than in zoom boxes those boxes had their advantages…and disadvantages but i...

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Call for Applications: Carpenter/LGBT Policy Lab Fellows

Sep. 14, 2020—Call for Applications: Carpenter/LGBT Policy Lab Fellows The Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality is hiring two paid LGBT Policy Fellows (MTS or MDiv) for the 2020-21 school year. Vanderbilt’s LGBT Policy Lab has partnered with the Carpenter Program to craft a collaborative learning experience that equips participants to understand how Christianity has been weaponized to enforce anti-LGBTQIA+...

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#ScholarStrike

Sep. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt Divinity Community, The Divinity School has always been a school of prophets and scholars, and also, disruptors. We are always looking for a way to challenge the injustices in the world, which is why it is no surprise that Vanderbilt Divinity School alumna Anthea Butler has created the Scholar Strike, set to take place Tuesday,...

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VDS Building Dedication and Convocation

Sep. 11, 2019—View the building dedication and convocation writeup, here, and photos from the events below, by clicking on the image.

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For Penny

Dec. 30, 2017—Remarks delivered by Ellen Armour, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology and Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at the dedication of the Nashville historical marker in Penny Campbell’s memory on December 8, 2017. We are here to honor Penny Campbell for her pioneering and courageous activism on...

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Partial listing of Vanderbilt Divinity/GDR professors fall speaking engagements

Nov. 14, 2017—Jaco Hamman “The Confession of Belhar,” First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Sept. 6, Franklin, Tennessee “The organ of tactility: The eye, the internet, sexual pleasure and personal well-being,” Tennessee Pastoral Psychotherapy Association, Sept. 16, Franklin, Tennessee “Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt,” Governor’s Housing Conference, Sept. 20, Nashville “Toward a Christian Sexual Ethic: Why a Marriage...

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On Care for Our Common Home

Jan. 20, 2016—On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato Si’, in English Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home. This encyclical is the first to address the sweeping consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and it presents Pope Francis’ pastoral commitment to the integral flourishing of all life. Throughout this writing, Francis draws...

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The Braided Man – VDS Maymester Course part 5

Jul. 30, 2014—The Braided Man by Sarah Jennings, MDiv3 In May I was given a wonderful opportunity to participate in an immersion trip to the US/Mexico Border. Over the previous spring break, I had taken a group of undergraduates to Florida to learn about immigration policy and reform, but this was my first time to see the...

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