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Bruce Morrill to discuss vital role of music in worship rituals

Jan. 12, 2018—Key findings on the bodily effects of music during the shared human action of divine worship will be explored during a noon Religion in the Arts talk by Bruce Morrill Jan. 18.

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‘Triptych’ challenges cultural perceptions of self and others

Mar. 15, 2017—"Triptych," an exhibition inspired by the three-panel paintings of early Christian altars, is on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School March 16-April 28.

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Future leaders learn how to ‘play’ in Vanderbilt class

Mar. 7, 2017—Playful practices that include the art of juggling are central to Play, Subversion and Change, a class geared toward Divinity School students preparing to lead communities of faith and learning.

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‘Invictus’ art exhibition inspired by Vanderbilt student’s African American studies

Jan. 25, 2017—An art exhibition inspired by a Vanderbilt undergraduate student's course work in African American history will be hosted by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at the Divinity School.

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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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VU Divinity School to host ‘American Epic’ print exhibition

Sep. 2, 2016—An exhibition by master printmaker Jesse Shaw will open Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt Divinity School with a public gallery talk and reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Ties between Nashville art and activism subject of conference

Apr. 14, 2016—Artists and social justice activists will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for an April 22–23 public conference to consider best practices and performances to create equitable change in Nashville.

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Join conversation with Bill Ivey on religion and the arts

Feb. 18, 2016—Bill Ivey will discuss the role of cultural heritage and creative practice in sustaining a high quality of life during a Religion in the Arts conversation Feb. 25 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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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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Freedom Rider Jerry Moore featured at Vanderbilt Religion in the Arts event

Feb. 10, 2015—Musician Ivor "Jerry" Moore, one of the original Freedom Riders, will be featured at a Feb. 23 performance event sponsored by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Stimulate your brain with Vanderbilt Osher winter classes

Dec. 5, 2014—Sign up now for Vanderbilt's Osher Lifelong Learning winter 2015 non-credit classes, which include contemporary international films, Irish comedy, and relationships between science and science fiction.

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Tracking Jesus in popular music topic of (Lunch) Box talk

Dec. 2, 2014—Tracking Jesus in popular American music is the topic of the Dec. 3 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box event with singer-songwriter Dave Perkins, an associate director at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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