E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
May. 7, 2020—A professor who pushed the boundaries of feminist theology, a community social justice activist, and an advocate for women’s health issues are the 2020 Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.
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.
Sep. 6, 2019—Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much-anticipated new expansion.
May. 7, 2018—Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, has been reappointed as dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
Sep. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School invites the community to help launch its new Luce Foundation-funded Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ruby.
Jul. 11, 2017—Teresa Smallwood, a public theologian and attorney with a strong commitment to scholarship and activism, is the new associate director of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative.
Dec. 9, 2015—Learn more about the first Christmas described in the Bible when New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine answers questions with the hashtag #AskVU on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
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.
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.