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OUCRL Leads a Student Delegation to the Fourth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge National Gathering

OUCRL Leads a Student Delegation to the Fourth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge National Gathering September 22-23, The George Washington University https://www.facebook.com/events/821462544548055/ Rev. Mark Forrester, along with a delegation of three Vanderbilt students, took part in a called gathering of interfaith campus leaders by President Obama. Below are two of our delegates...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


37th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series

The 37th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series is in full swing and has more great events to come. The theme for the series this year is Science, Technology, and the Holocaust. This is a topic that bridges the historical themes of the World War II era with many salient issues and challenges in today’s society. Among...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Matisyahu Helps Celebrate 25 Years of Project Dialogue

For the 25th Anniversary of one of our signature programs Project Dialogue, the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life decided to do something special. In celebrating “music as dialogue”, we welcomed acclaimed hip-hop & reggae performer Matisyahu to treat Vanderbilt to a special acoustic performance. Matthew Miller, or more know by his Hebrew...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


September/October Religious Life on Campus

Each month, we will take quick note of the various and wonderful events that our various religious organizations have put on throughout campus. Some of the most fundamental and beautiful examples of religious life on college campuses come in the work that our ministries do every week and small events that are put on by...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


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Barbara Lee – Sacred Sex

Between  sex as sin and sex as sport is an embrace of sexuality as a good gift. How will we make wise decisions about how we will and will not express our sexuality? It is time we develop a Sexual Ethic that frees us to love our bodies and to celebrate the joy of sexual intimacy. Barbara Lee...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Afrofuturism Symposium 1

Afrofuturism in Black Theology – The Mothership is Landing at Vanderbilt!

Title: Afrofuturism in Black Theology – The Mothership is Landing at Vanderbilt! Location: Reading Room Vanderbilt Divinity School Description: Schedule of Events 8am – 8:45am – Breakfast 9am -10:45am – Panel Discussion: Afrofuturism In Black Theology – Race, Gender, Sexuality and the State of Black Religion in the Black Metropolis Panelists: Moderator: Prof. Tracy Sharpley-Whiting...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


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Izzy Ezagui Speaks

  Izzy Speaks! Izzy Ezagui is an American born Squad Commander in the Israeli Defense Force. After going into combat and losing his left arm to a mortar, Ezagui’s first inclination was to heal, get strong once more, and re-enlist for combat. Still in active duty and able to go back into combat when called,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Love Free or Die

Documentary showing of “Love Free or Die” Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Reception immediately following at the St. Augustine’s. Join Project Dialogue and Canterbury Circle for a showing of the documentary, “Love Free or Die,” the story of Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church.  You...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Dr. Marcelo Gleiser on the Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

The Chaplain’s Speaker series was excited to announce its fall 2014 speaker as Dr. Marcelo Gleiser from Dartmouth College. Dr. Gleiser will joined us on Thursday, September 25th at 7pm  in Benton Chapel to discuss his latest work, The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning. Speaking to over 130...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


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Matisyahu to Headline Project Dialogue’s 25th year

Project Dialogue is a year-long, University-wide program that seeks to involve the entire Vanderbilt community in public discourse and reflection connecting classroom learning with larger societal issues. Project Dialogue also serves to increase contact between students, staff, and faculty and encourages interaction among student organizations through implementing various methods of perspective including: lectures, debates, films,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Project Dialogue, UPCOMING EVENT | Comments Off



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