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Harrod Lecturer seeking ‘Beloved Community’ in 21st century

Nov. 6, 2017—Marcia Y. Riggs, whose areas of expertise include womanist ethics, moral education and public policy, will deliver the Howard L. Harrod Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School Nov. 9.

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Cole Lectures to examine unorthodox religious practices in the borderlands

Oct. 23, 2017—Daisy L. Machado will examine what lived religion looks like in the borderlands, including unorthodox practices, when she delivers the Divinity School's Cole Lectures Oct. 26-27 at Benton Chapel.

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Divinity School lecture April 13: Using liturgy to empower the oppressed

Apr. 7, 2017—Ann Hildalgo, a specialist in Latin American feminist theology, will deliver the inaugural Vanderbilt Divinity School Emerging Scholar Lecture April 13.

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Black girlhood as a theological problem focus of Antoinette Brown Lecture

Mar. 21, 2017—Eboni Marshall Turman, a womanist scholar with a strong passion for helping black women rise above gender bias and racism, will deliver the Antoinette Brown Lecture March 23.

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Social justice in politically turbulent era focus of Bogitsh Lecture

Feb. 28, 2017—Stacey Floyd-Thomas will discuss "It's a Surreal World After All" when she delivers the Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture March 2 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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‘Vocations in Racial Justice’ topic of community breakfast

Nov. 1, 2016—A Vanderbilt initiative to develop a model curriculum for social justice work will be the focus of a Nov. 8 Divinity School community breakfast.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School dean to reflect on troubling times

Sep. 14, 2016—The public is invited to hear Dean Emilie Townes speak at a Vanderbilt Divinity School community breakfast Sept. 20 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.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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Activist who took down Confederate flag will speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 14, 2016—Bree Newsome, who became the face of the movement to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds when she scaled a 30-foot flagpole last June, will speak at Vanderbilt University's Benton Chapel March 22.

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The Rev. Jeremiah Wright featured at Vanderbilt Divinity social justice forum

Nov. 16, 2015—The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr. will address "Prophetic Faith for Social Justice" when he speaks at Benton Chapel Monday, Nov. 16, as part of a forum hosted by Vanderbilt's Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies.

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Relevant Religion class looks at connection between faith and social justice

Nov. 10, 2015—How to sustain movements for social change is the focus of a Nov. 14 Relevant Religion class open to the community at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Global efforts against human trafficking topic of Vanderbilt Divinity breakfast

Oct. 23, 2015—Historian Paul Lim will speak at the Oct. 30 Divinity School community breakfast about his current research on the role of evangelical nonprofit organizations in Nashville and around the world to combat human trafficking.

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