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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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Lim’s research on evangelical activism awarded Louisville Institute grant

Mar. 9, 2016—A Vanderbilt Divinity School professor has been awarded a grant from the Louisville Institute for his transnational study of the evangelical community's fight against human trafficking.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School Carpenter Program celebrates 20 years

Mar. 9, 2016—A public conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Carpenter Program In Religion, Gender and Sexuality will highlight the achievements of Vanderbilt Divinity School alumni/ae whose work has been transformed by this pioneering program.

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Bogitsh Lecture to explore South Asian interreligious relations

Feb. 19, 2016—An annual lecture that pays tribute to Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh's lifelong interest in the interplay between culture and religious expression will be delivered Feb. 25 by anthropologist Anand Taneja, who studies interfaith relations in South Asia.

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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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How are big health issues being handled in the U.S. South? Leaders to discuss Affordable Care Act, gun control, income differences, more

Feb. 17, 2016—The complex and often under-addressed political issues facing health and health care in the United States will be tackled March 17-18 during a major interdisciplinary conference at Vanderbilt University, "The Politics of Health in the U.S. South." The conference is free and open to the public.

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Pope’s call for ecological action focus of cross-disciplinary talks

Jan. 12, 2016—Environmental experts from a variety of fields will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for three public events this spring to discuss and respond to Pope Francis' letter on climate change.

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New Testament scholar hosts Twitter Q&A on ‘first Christmas’ Dec. 15

Dec. 9, 2015—Learn more about the first Christmas described in the Bible when New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine answers questions with the hashtag #AskVU on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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Tichi’s new play on Jack London to be unveiled at Neely Auditorium

Nov. 18, 2015—English professor Cecelia Tichi's passionate interest and research about Jack London has led to not only a book, but also a new play that actors will present in a Nov. 20 reading at Neely Auditorium.

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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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Bartley Scholarship to support future Methodist seminarians

Nov. 11, 2015—A new Divinity School scholarship pays tribute to a father and son who became noted Methodist ministers in the Missouri Conference after earning master of divinity degrees at Vanderbilt.

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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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