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Panel discussion will explore Emancipation Proclamation’s meaning and legacy

Feb. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt Chaplain Mark Forrester will moderate a panel discussion about the Emancipation Proclamation’s meaning and legacy on Tuesday, Feb. 12—the same day the historical document goes on view at the Tennessee State Museum.

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Service of Silent Remembrance for victims of Sandy Hook planned for Jan. 14

Jan. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Office of Religious Life will sponsor a Service of Silent Remembrance for the university community on Monday, Jan. 14, one month after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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9/11 remembrance held on Alumni Lawn

Sep. 12, 2012—Members of the Vanderbilt community gathered for a moment of silence, prayers and reflection on the 11th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. In attendance were students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the Vanderbilt University Police Department, Vanderbilt’s Reserve Officers Training Corp, the Metro Nashville Fire Department and others....

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Holocaust Lecture Series examines enduring saga of genocide

Sep. 7, 2012—The Holocaust Lecture Series will examine the enduring saga of genocide through insightful and provocative lectures and films.

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Gather for a Sept. 11 ceremony of remembrance

Sep. 6, 2012—Gather on Sept. 11 to share in the remembrance of the tragedy eleven years ago. Meet at noon at the flagpole on Alumni Lawn. There will be an interfaith prayer, a moment of silence and a few words delivered in remembrance of the day. At 7 p.m. that evening, in Ballroom A of the Student...

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Methodist campus minister named university chaplain, director of religious life at Vanderbilt

Aug. 9, 2012—The Rev. Mark Forrester, an affiliated United Methodist chaplain and campus minister at Vanderbilt, will now take on the top job as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School service combines art and worship

Mar. 30, 2012—Artistic meditations on the last actions of Jesus as created by Vanderbilt Divinity School students, faculty and staff will be featured April 4 at Benton Chapel for "Stations of the Cross: A Holy Week."

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Founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core Eboo Patel to speak at Vanderbilt University Feb. 21

Feb. 9, 2012—Named one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009 by U.S. News & World Report, Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will give a talk, “Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis,” Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium.

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International Education Week Nov. 8-16

Nov. 3, 2011—International Education Week at Vanderbilt is Nov. 2-16. The week-long series of events are co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services, Global Education Office, and Vanderbilt International Office in coordination with Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Holocaust Lecture Series, LGBTQI Life, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt Law School, Robert Penn Warren Center, Humphrey...

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Holocaust Lecture Series examines echoes of the past in 2011 and beyond

Oct. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s 2011 Holocaust Lecture Series will focus on remnants of past atrocities and other acts of genocide perpetuated around the world today and likely to occur in the future. “Holocaust Remains” is the theme for this year’s event, which runs through Nov. 13. Vanderbilt’s is the longest continuous Holocaust lecture series at an American...

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Bishop Gene Robinson: “Being Gay: Does It Really Get Better?”

Mar. 15, 2011—Watch video of the LGBT Health Week address by Bishop Gene Robinson: “Being Gay: Does It Really Get Better?” Hosted by the Vanderbilt Medical School GSA as part of their annual LGBTQI Health Week, Bishop Gene Robinson visited campus on March 14, 2011. This event was co-sponsored by VMS Gay-Straight Alliance, Vanderbilt Divinity School GABLE,...

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Video: Muslim-Christian dialog on the biblical Mary

Dec. 16, 2010—Muslim and Christian scholars discuss the biblical Mary from the perspective of both traditions at this Dec. 11 forum. Mary (in the Christian tradition) or Maryam (the Muslim tradition) – the mother of Jesus – is mentioned more in the Qur’an than the New Testament. During the interfaith panel discussion, scholars will compare how the two...

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