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Cross-disciplinary paths to racial justice focus of Vanderbilt conference

Nov. 6, 2017—Experts from disciplines including divinity, education, law, medicine and nursing will come together at Vanderbilt Nov. 10 to collaborate strategically on achieving racial justice.

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Renowned homiletics professor and racial justice advocate dies

Jun. 27, 2017—Dale Andrews, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice and Practical Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School, died June 23 after a battle with cancer.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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Hispanic role models integral to success of VU’s HTI scholars

Nov. 8, 2016—The opportunity to learn from Latino/a role models in the academy is among the benefits of being a Hispanic Theological Initiative fellow, according to two Vanderbilt Graduate Department of Religion students.

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‘Vocations in Racial Justice’ topic of community breakfast

Nov. 1, 2016—A Vanderbilt initiative to develop a model curriculum for social justice work will be the focus of a Nov. 8 Divinity School community breakfast.

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Lilly Endowment funds VU Divinity program on preaching quality

May. 14, 2015—A new two-year program will train preaching coaches to help ministers improve their communication skills.

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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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Vanderbilt planning for the future

Jul. 5, 2013—An executive committee has been named and will meet regularly this summer to develop a framework of ideas to guide a university-wide academic strategic planning process that will set the course for Vanderbilt’s future.

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Divinity student’s sermon inspires title of new book by Academy of Preachers

Mar. 19, 2013—The Academy of Preachers has selected "Uncommon Sense," the title of a sermon written by Vanderbilt University Divinity Student Adam F. Graham, as the name of its latest book, Uncommon Sense. The publication celebrates sermons of the millennial generation.

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Domestic violence focus of faith leaders

Jul. 26, 2012—Faith leaders seeking to learn more about issues surrounding and ending domestic violence are invited to an Aug. 6-7 institute co-sponsored by Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality.

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Theologian says it’s time to rethink meaning of salvation

Nov. 1, 2011—Dale Andrews of Vanderbilt Divinity School is a proponent of social justice, a way of looking at theology that is diametrically opposed to prosperity theology. "Western preaching has gotten so tied up in privilege and power as evidence of God’s faith,” Andrews said. “I am of the opinion that God holds favor with those who are suffering.”

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