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READ THIS BOOK – April 2016

Apr. 17, 2016—Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our March recommendation is offered by Graham Reside, Executive Director, Cal Turner Program in Moral Leadership for the Professions and Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Professor Reside recommends “The Myth of Religious Violence” by William...

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Alumni/ae Tuesday – Emily Lauren Burg

Apr. 12, 2016—Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post series on the VDS Voices blog highlights posts written by VDS and GDR alumni/ae. Hear firsthand about their important work in the community, collaborations with other alumni/ae and faculty, and much more. Be sure to also check out the Divinity School Instagram feed every Tuesday for our Alumni/ae Instagram Takeover Day....

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Creating Change – Sarah Jordan

Mar. 23, 2016—The National Conference for LGBT Equality: Creating Change is an annual event. It’s truly a one-of-a-king organizing and skills-building event for the LGBTQ community and allies. The 28th annual Creating Change conference was held in Chicago, Illinois, this year. Vanderbilt Divinity School student delegates Shakiya Canty, Levi Dillard, Sarah Jordan, and Marty B. Tracy attended...

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Creating Change – Marty B. Tracy

Mar. 16, 2016—The National Conference for LGBT Equality: Creating Change is an annual event. It’s truly a one-of-a-king organizing and skills-building event for the LGBTQ community and allies. The 28th annual Creating Change conference was held in Chicago, Illinois, this year. Vanderbilt Divinity School student delegates Shakiya Canty, Levi Dillard, Sarah Jordan, and Marty B. Tracy attended...

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Giving Tuesday – Cameron Barr, MDiv’12

Mar. 15, 2016—Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post has expanded! We’re proud to present #VDSGiving. We have invited VDS and GDR alumni/ae to write about what their Divinity School education meant to them, and to also write about the impact of the scholarship assistance they received. Our goal is to demonstrate how scholarship support has a lasting impact on...

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“Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home.”

Mar. 9, 2016—As my yearlong research leave from the Divinity School was winding down this past summer, I found myself imagining how I might put some of the resources in my endowed chair to work for the benefit of our school and the wider community. The notion first came to me in late May on a long...

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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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Giving Tuesday – Amanda Hartman Westmoreland

Jan. 19, 2016—Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post has expanded! We’re proud to present #VDSGiving. We have invited VDS and GDR alumni/ae to write about what their Divinity School education meant to them, and to also write about the impact of the scholarship assistance they received. Our goal is to demonstrate how scholarship support has a lasting impact on...

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READ THIS BOOK – January 2016

Jan. 17, 2016—Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our January recommendation is offered by Forrest Harris, Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry and Director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the African-American Church.           Stand Your Ground: Black...

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Fear is the Cause of War

Jan. 13, 2016—Bishop Joe E. Pennel, Jr,  Professor of the Practice of Leadership, writes about his concern for the chaos in today’s world and his attempt to understand the source as informed by the faith that gave birth to the Church. Fear is a sign of our time in history. Fear captures the hearts of people from every...

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