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Vigil honors victims of Al Noor, Linwood mosque attacks in New Zealand

Mar. 19, 2019—Hundreds of members of the Vanderbilt community gathered near Rand Hall on Monday afternoon to remember the victims of last week’s shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Amal Clooney to graduates: ‘Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in’

May. 10, 2018—In a Senior Day speech that brought a packed Memorial Gymnasium to its feet, Amal Clooney took the crowd through historic examples of courage, including Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus Rev. James Lawson.

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Student Interfaith Council commemorates 15th anniversary of 9/11 at Vanderbilt University

Sep. 9, 2016—The Interfaith Council, a leadership organization comprising Vanderbilt University students dedicated to interfaith relations , will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

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Vanderbilt community honors terror victims

Nov. 20, 2015—Members of the Vanderbilt community gathered on Alumni Lawn Nov. 19 for a vigil to remember the victims of recent terror attacks in France, Lebanon and Iraq.

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Vigil to honor terror victims planned for Thursday

Nov. 17, 2015—The Vanderbilt Interfaith Council will host a brief vigil on Alumni Lawn Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. to remember the victims of recent terror attacks in France, Lebanon and Iraq.

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‘Gender and Violence’ panel discussion April 1

Mar. 27, 2015—Divinity School Dean Emilie Townes will lead a discussion with area faith leaders.

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Vanderbilt’s Project Dialogue marks 25 years with concert by Matisyahu

Aug. 27, 2014—Project Dialogue is marking its 25th anniversary with a concert by Matisyahu, an artist who blends Orthodox Judaism themes with reggae, rock and hip hop.

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The Kefi Project is taking art to unexpected places

Apr. 18, 2014—Can art help define our public spaces? A student-led initiative has explored that question through a series of campus art installations this year.

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Aladine Elsamadicy wants to bridge cultural divides

May. 6, 2013—Aladine Elsamadicy says he didn’t feel singled out for his Egyptian heritage or Muslim faith while growing up in Alabama—not until Sept. 11, 2001, that is. He was in the fifth grade at the time. Elsamadicy and his siblings were suddenly more conspicuous at their public schools in Huntsville. He said they felt confronted with...

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Vigil Monday will honor explosion victims in Boston and Texas

Apr. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Office of Religious Life will host an interfaith vigil April 22 for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings as well as those killed and injured in a West, Texas, plant explosion.

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