Center For Spiritual And Religious Life

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    A message to the Vanderbilt community about spring holy days

    Vice Chancellor André L. Churchwell and University Chaplain Chris Donald remind the Vanderbilt community that many religious and spiritual traditions represented on campus will be observing significant spring holy days. The reminder is intended to be a tool to assist students, faculty and staff in being proactive when planning academic or work responsibilities. Read More

    Apr 1, 2022

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    Memorial and celebration of life for Ruth Aklilu Jan. 29

    A memorial service and celebration of life will be held for undergraduate student Ruth Aklilu on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. in Benton Chapel. With support from the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life and the Office of the Dean of Students, Aklilu’s friends have planned a celebration that will include readings and remarks, music and some of her favorite snacks. Read More

    Jan 28, 2022

  • Narrative 4 Workshop - During the session, we will be sharing stories per the prompts. Listed below are the prompts we will be using during this session. You are welcome to share any story of your choice ranging from a serious tone to a more humorous one. This time together will be intentional as we explore multiple dimensions of empathy. This storytelling session is an extension of the cultural humility conference conducted by Dr. Sheila Peters, please keep that in mind when thinking about your story.

    Storytelling initiatives help promote civil discourse across campus

    Vanderbilt has launched multiple avenues to practice and teach civil discourse, with the goal of preparing students to have difficult but constructive conversations in an increasingly polarized time. Read More

    Nov 17, 2021

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    Vanderbilt to mark 9/11 anniversary with memorials, opportunities for reflection

    Vanderbilt University will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States with a memorial event planned for Alumni Lawn on Sept. 10 and an opportunity for reflection at Benton Chapel on Sept. 11. Read More

    Sep 8, 2021