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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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Founder’s Medalists honored at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos awarded the top scholars from each of the university’s undergraduate and professional schools with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 12.

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Future leaders learn how to ‘play’ in Vanderbilt class

Mar. 7, 2017—Playful practices that include the art of juggling are central to Play, Subversion and Change, a class geared toward Divinity School students preparing to lead communities of faith and learning.

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‘Faith Leaders Respond: Crises in Immigrant and Refugee Communities’ Feb. 24

Feb. 15, 2017—"Faith Leaders Respond: Crises in Immigrant and Refugee Communities" is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room.

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Preserving the history of Syriac Christianity in the Middle East

Feb. 8, 2017—An international collaboration that includes Divinity scholar David Michelson has published three new reference works to help preserve Syriac, an endangered Middle East language and culture.

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‘Invictus’ art exhibition inspired by Vanderbilt student’s African American studies

Jan. 25, 2017—An art exhibition inspired by a Vanderbilt undergraduate student's course work in African American history will be hosted by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at the Divinity School.

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Vanderbilt awarded $1 million grant on public theology and racial justice

Dec. 12, 2016—A $1 million grant from The Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School, to be directed by Dean Emilie M. Townes.

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African American religious historian to give Harrod Lecture

Oct. 26, 2016—Dennis Dickerson will focus on the impact of African American women who encountered Mohandas Gandhi during the struggle for civil rights when he delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 10.

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New faculty: Joerg Rieger examines theology in a social context

Oct. 10, 2016—Joerg Rieger, a new Distinguished Professor of Theology and the Cal Turner Chancellor's Chair of Wesleyan Studies, defines justice as the search for the right relationships. “Religion can play an important role in changing our relationships for the better,” he said.

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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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2016 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

Sep. 19, 2016—A pastor who is a civic leader and a priest who has been a leader in higher education have been named the 2016 Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.

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Latinist and church history scholar dies

Sep. 8, 2016—Jane Hepburn Barr, a beloved teacher at Vanderbilt Divinity School who taught popular seminars on women and church in society, died Aug. 7. She was 89.

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