Vanderbilt Divinity School
Class of 2021: Divinity student pursues master’s work at the junction of theology and social justice
Apr. 19, 2021—With a heart for serving others and an interest in the intersection of theology and social justice, Erica Johnson was drawn to pursue a master’s degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School while working at a social services center for victims of domestic abuse.
Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School's Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program will host "Liturgy of Art and Social Healing" on Tuesday, March 16, for the next installment of the Relevant Religion series.
Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School has received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its renovation and addition project that was completed in 2020. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, offers a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
Mar. 11, 2021—Examining economies through the lens of Christianity could highlight ways economic structures can be redesigned to better align with Christian values, according to research by Distinguished Professor of Theology Joerg Rieger.
Mar. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University theology professor Joerg Rieger discusses how studying religion can help us to critique and redesign economic systems that benefit the working class
Jan. 27, 2021—Pain, healing and resilience are themes woven into Nashville artist Ashley Mintz’s new online exhibit supported by Vanderbilt Divinity School. The visual collection, "Resilient Souls: We Rest Then We Rise," will run in a fully virtual format Feb. 1–March 12 in celebration and reflection of Black History Month.
Jan. 19, 2021—Ethiopian American novelist Dinaw Mengestu gave an impassioned personal view of growing up in an immigrant family in the United States during his keynote address for this year’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative event, hosted in partnership with the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
Jan. 11, 2021—Ethiopian American novelist Dinaw Mengestu, known for his powerful and personal depictions of the immigrant experience and perspectives on the American dream, will be the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt University’s 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative event on Monday, Jan. 18.
Jun. 4, 2020—Join Vanderbilt Divinity School and local and regional community members for a series of virtual conversations to process, organize and act. All who are committed to listening, learning and organizing for action are welcome to attend.
Apr. 13, 2020—Online guided meditations, worship services and tea time are being offered in virtual gathering spaces for the Vanderbilt Divinity School community.
Feb. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt Divinity School will display work by artist Michael McBride as part of “Arts in Black History Month.” The exhibit “Intimate Conversations: An Introduction to New Works" will be in the Art Room at the Divinity School through March 14.
Feb. 3, 2020—Halfway, a short play by Tom Angland adapted from true stories of citizens returning from prison to society, will be performed as part of the Vanderbilt Curb Center’s Form of Reform exhibit.