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Divinity School makes list of ‘Seminaries that Change the World’

Sep. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt Divinity School is included on a short list of "Seminaries that Change the World" for its programs and opportunities for students to engage in social justice and service work.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School dean to reflect on troubling times

Sep. 14, 2016—The public is invited to hear Dean Emilie Townes speak at a Vanderbilt Divinity School community breakfast Sept. 20 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

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Curb Public Scholar aims to reduce subtle bias in social interactions

Jul. 20, 2016—A Divinity School student has been awarded a Curb Public Scholarship to develop a game-based tool for reducing bias in group interactions.

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New Vanderbilt named scholarship to benefit theology students

Apr. 13, 2016—The Eva F. and Peter C. Hodgson Scholarship has been endowed by an emeritus theology professor and his wife to benefit Vanderbilt Divinity and Graduate Department of Religion students.

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Lim’s research on evangelical activism awarded Louisville Institute grant

Mar. 9, 2016—A Vanderbilt Divinity School professor has been awarded a grant from the Louisville Institute for his transnational study of the evangelical community's fight against human trafficking.

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Pope’s call for ecological action focus of cross-disciplinary talks

Jan. 12, 2016—Environmental experts from a variety of fields will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for three public events this spring to discuss and respond to Pope Francis' letter on climate change.

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Bartley Scholarship to support future Methodist seminarians

Nov. 11, 2015—A new Divinity School scholarship pays tribute to a father and son who became noted Methodist ministers in the Missouri Conference after earning master of divinity degrees at Vanderbilt.

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Relevant Religion class looks at connection between faith and social justice

Nov. 10, 2015—How to sustain movements for social change is the focus of a Nov. 14 Relevant Religion class open to the community at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Leading scholar on religion and ecology to deliver Harrod Lecture

Nov. 5, 2015—Willis Jenkins will explore the relationship between food and religion, especially in the cultural work being done with everyday food practices, when he delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 12 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘The Joy of Sharing Meals’

Oct. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt Divinity School Dean Emilie M. Townes joins the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus to present "Vandy Cooks: The Joy of Sharing Meals" on Friday, Nov. 13.

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Poet Nikky Finney to deliver 2015 Cole Lectures

Sep. 28, 2015—An acclaimed poet who came of age in the South during the turmoil and unrest of 1960s and '70s civil rights struggles will deliver the 2015 Cole Lectures at Benton Chapel Oct. 8 and 9.

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Divinity School dean Emilie Townes featured at community breakfast

Sep. 1, 2015—Learn about Dean Emilie Townes' vision for the Divinity School at a Sept. 18 community breakfast.

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