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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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READ THIS BOOK – September 2015

Sep. 13, 2015—Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our September recommendation is offered by Trudy Hawkins Stringer, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ministry and Associate Director of Field Education.     Estuaries and Hope Abundant Humidity veiled the air and clung to...

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VDS Feature: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”

Feb. 5, 2014—This is the final in a three part series of sermons delivered during the Academy of Preachers by academy members James W. Dennis, Lauren McDuffie and Shantell Hinton. The Academy of Young Preachers has become a sacred and special space for me. As someone who has continually questioned my own call to ministry as a young...

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