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Carpenter Program in Religion

Divinity School hosts ‘The Body Is Not an Apology’ author, activist

Mar. 14, 2018—Sonya Renee Taylor, an award-winning performance poet, activist and founder of "The Body Is Not an Apology" movement, will speak at a Divinity School community brunch March 16.

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Activist, singer Monica Raye Simpson to lead Vanderbilt Divinity workshop

Sep. 27, 2016—Monica Raye Simpson, executive director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, will hold a public conversation and workshop at Vanderbilt Divinity School Sept. 29.

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‘Action Summit’ to consider new solutions to mass incarceration

Aug. 9, 2016—Marian Wright Edelman, Joe Ingle and Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk are among those participating in a prison reform conference hosted by the Divinity School's Cal Turner Program.

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Ties between Nashville art and activism subject of conference

Apr. 14, 2016—Artists and social justice activists will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for an April 22–23 public conference to consider best practices and performances to create equitable change in Nashville.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School Carpenter Program celebrates 20 years

Mar. 9, 2016—A public conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Carpenter Program In Religion, Gender and Sexuality will highlight the achievements of Vanderbilt Divinity School alumni/ae whose work has been transformed by this pioneering program.

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Virgins, Mothers, and Martyrs: Women in Early Christian Africa

Apr. 23, 2015—“Virgins, Mothers, and Martyrs: Women in Early Christian Africa,” delivered by Kate Cooper on April 27, 2015. This event was sponsored by Vanderbilt University’s Department of Classical Studies, The Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality at Vanderbilt Divinity School, and the Late Antiquity seminar at Vanderbilt’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.

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Activist Angela Davis to deliver Vanderbilt University’s Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Feb. 26

Feb. 13, 2015—Angela Davis, known internationally for her political activism, will deliver Vanderbilt University’s seventh annual Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

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Musician George Clinton part of Vanderbilt black theology event

Oct. 2, 2014—Legendary singer-songwriter George Clinton will speak at a Vanderbilt symposium Oct. 18 on "Afrofuturism in Black Theology."

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Antoinette Brown Lecturer to discuss impact of Anglican Church crisis

Mar. 10, 2014—Ellen Armour will discuss "Crisis in the Anglican Communion" when she delivers the 40th Antoinette Brown Lecture March 20 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Focus is on creative process at VU immigration reform symposium

Feb. 14, 2014—"Art, Advocacy and Action," a symposium on immigration reform, will be co-presented by Vanderbilt University Divinity School and the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions Feb. 20-21.

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Arcus grant bridges Vanderbilt Divinity classroom and community

Nov. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt University Divinity School students will work with religious and community service organizations to develop resources on issues surrounding religious beliefs and sexual orientation, thanks to a new grant from the Arcus Foundation, with support from the Carpenter Foundation.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Carpenter Program to broaden outreach

Jan. 16, 2013—Increased funding from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to Vanderbilt University Divinity School will expand religious training on issues concerning gender and sexuality.

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