Carpenter Program in Religion
Nov. 20, 2019—Sallie McFague, the first woman to lead Vanderbilt Divinity School and an influential scholar on feminist Christian theology and alternatives to the traditional model of God, has died.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 2, 2014—Legendary singer-songwriter George Clinton will speak at a Vanderbilt symposium Oct. 18 on "Afrofuturism in Black Theology."
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.
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.
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.