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Farewell to Rev. Stacey Croft & Rabbi Joshua Barton

The end of the school year is filled with excitement, change, and sorrow. It is with fond sadness that we will be saying goodbye to two of our Affiliated Chaplains here at Vanderbilt. Rev. Stacey Croft, who is our Presbyterian Church (PCA) Affiliated Chaplain who leads our Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) student group will be...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 in News | Comments Off

2015 Formal Cooler Giveback!

Join Vanderbilt Greek Life, Vanderbilt Interfaith Council OACS (Office of Active Citizenship and Service) and our office in the second annual Cooler Give Back! We will be sanding and repainting donated formal coolers to distribute to homeless populations in Nashville. Come by ready to do some painting, electric sanding, and eating (bbq burgers and hot...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 in News | Comments Off

New Halal items from Campus Dining!

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life is excited to announce that after working with our Campus Dining, we have been able to act quickly and offer 13 new Halal certified dishes for students that will be available at the Rand Dining Hall and the Commons Dining Hall. To help accommodate the religious...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Meditation Workshop at the Zen Garden

Project Dialogue was proud to collaborate with the Vanderbilt Buddhist Community to host a Meditation Workshop at the Zen Garden on Tuesday, April 7th at 5pm. This was a one hour event consisting of a guided meditation workshop and a discussion. We invited experienced meditation teacher Lisa Ernst from One Dharma Nashville to help lead...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 in News, Project Dialogue | Comments Off

We Walk to Remember

Please join the members of the Tau Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi and the Vanderbilt community Monday, March 30, for a walk in silence to enhance Holocaust awareness and eradicate anti-Semitism. The walk is intended as an expression of solidarity and support following a vandalism incident on the Vanderbilt campus in which three swastikas were...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 in Holocaust Lecture Series, News | Comments Off

Good Friday Service

At the conclusion of Holy Week, OUCRL will be coming together in Benton Chapel for a short service in honor of Good Friday. Entitled, “The Seven Last Words: Seven Readings and Seven Prayers”, University Chaplain Rev. Mark Forrester and Assoc. University Chaplain Rev. Gretchen Person will lead the service on Friday, April 3rd in Benton...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Gender & Violence Panel

Project Dialogue is proud to collaborate with Vanderbilt Interfaith Council to bring a discussion that is very timely as well as needed for our campus. Unfortunately, our campus has been brought painfully aware of the violence that underlies at so many universities, including our own. As we all strive to understand and reduce the violence...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 in News, Project Dialogue | Comments Off

Food & Faith

Project Dialogue is excited to work in collaboration with Vanderbilt Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Canterbury CIRCLE to host a wonderful dialogue over a meal at St. Augustine’s Chapel on March 25th. Have you heard of “Halal” food but didn’t know what is was? Have you wanted to know what makes food permissible for Islam...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2015 in News, Project Dialogue | Comments Off

VU Welcomes new UKIRK Chaplain!

Welcome! OUCRL is excited to welcome our new UKIRK Presbyterian Chaplain to Vanderbilt! Rev. Lindsey Groves has come to Vanderbilt to lead our Presbyterian fellowship UKIRK. Come by her office at OUCRL to welcome her. Learn more about her: I was born in our nation’s capital and I lived in various cities in Florida but...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Barbara Brown Taylor to speak for the Chaplain’s Series

Chaplain’s Speaker Series Spring 2015 welcomes Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor Redeeming Darkness: A Spirituality for the Night Times Every life has its share of dark and light.  This is what we call “the human condition.”  Yet many of our inherited teachings glorify the light, leaving us so fearful of the dark and so well...... KEEP READING

Posted on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 in Chaplain's Speaker Series, News | Comments Off

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