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Office of Religious Life

The Rev. Christopher Donald to lead Office of Religious Life

Apr. 1, 2019—Following a national search, Vanderbilt University has named The Rev. Christopher Donald, an experienced college chaplain, as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.

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Divinity School hosts ‘The Body Is Not an Apology’ author, activist

Mar. 14, 2018—Sonya Renee Taylor, an award-winning performance poet, activist and founder of "The Body Is Not an Apology" movement, will speak at a Divinity School community brunch March 16.

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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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Hinton named assistant chaplain, assistant director of religious life

Apr. 26, 2017—Shantell Hinton will join the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life as assistant chaplain and assistant director of religious life on June 1.

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Remembrance service scheduled for Vanderbilt graduate student Taylor Force

Mar. 14, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community will gather Friday, March 18, to remember Owen Graduate School of Management student Taylor Force, who was killed March 8 in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, Israel. The service is closed to the public, and because of limited seating in the chapel, priority will be given to members of the Owen School community and those who knew Force well.

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Dobson named associate dean of students

Feb. 15, 2016—Frank Dobson's new role will facilitate the integration of the mission and programming of the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence with that of the Black Cultural Center as Vanderbilt seeks to address issues of diversity, inclusion and intercultural sensitivity.

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WOW Feb. 17: ‘Religious Pluralism Through Active Engagement’

Feb. 9, 2016—The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life, Wellness Programs and Alcohol Education, and the Psychological and Counseling Center have collaborated with student panelists to create a discussion about religious pluralism through the engagement of differences.

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Menorah lighting, traditional food at Kirkland Hall Thursday

Dec. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt Chabad, Vanderbilt Hillel and the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will sponsor a campuswide Chanukah celebration beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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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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Vanderbilt to host Thomas Merton Centenary Celebration

Nov. 13, 2015—Thomas Merton's legacy as an influential Catholic author, artist and advocate for peace and civil rights will be celebrated at Vanderbilt the first week of December with events that include jazz and poetry performances.

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Holocaust Lecture Series ends Nov. 3 with panel on genocide and sexual violence

Oct. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt's 38th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series ends Tuesday, Nov. 3, with a panel discussion about genocide and sexual violence.

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38th Holocaust Lecture Series begins Oct. 6 with ‘Etty,’ a one-woman play

Oct. 1, 2015—The first event for Vanderbilt's 38th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series is "Etty," a one-woman theatrical play by Susan Stein, set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the All Faith Chapel at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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