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Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative

Conversations center on racism, social justice at Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative Summer Institute

May. 31, 2019—Scholars, students, community members and public servants gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School last week to study and wrestle with some of the nation’s most pressing issues surrounding racism as part of the second Summer Institute of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative.

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‘Policy, Politics, Privilege’ focus of Summer Institute at Vanderbilt May 20–24

May. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative presents its second Summer institute May 20–24.

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What’s On My Mind: The bright points of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Vanderbilt's work, progress and accomplishments over the past 12 months in his final column of 2018.

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Commuter Collective celebrates children’s art on Nashville buses

Nov. 8, 2018—Metro bus riders can enjoy children's art with a social justice theme—thanks to Vanderbilt Divinity School students.

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Rep. Jim Cooper: Voting is path to power

Jun. 6, 2018—Forgetting to pay a traffic ticket is just one of the little-known things that could make it harder to vote, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper told those attending a five-day institute at Vanderbilt designed to engage the community on racial justice.

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Summer Institute to engage community on racial justice

May. 30, 2018—Five free public events are part of the Summer Institute presented by Vanderbilt's Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative June 4-8.

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Emilie M. Townes reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School

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.

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VU Divinity School named a Seminary that Changes the World

Nov. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School is among a select group of seminaries and divinity schools named a Seminary that Changes the World for 2017-18 by The Center for Faith and Service.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School racial justice initiative to launch

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.

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Sept. 19 community breakfast facilitates discussion of new racial justice initiative

Sep. 12, 2017—Dean Emilie Townes will speak at Vanderbilt Divinity School’s community breakfast Sept. 19.

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Smallwood joins Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative

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.

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Vanderbilt awarded $1 million grant on public theology and racial justice

Dec. 12, 2016—A $1 million grant from The Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School, to be directed by Dean Emilie M. Townes.

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