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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 is excited to announce its fall 2014 speaker as Dr. Marcelo Gleiser from Dartmouth College. Dr. Gleiser will join 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. Humans have worked to...... KEEP READING

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


Diverse Dores Community Jamboree

Each year as we welcome back returning students and are excited to meet new students, OUCRL has hosted a Welcome Week BBQ or reception to show students the facility, let them know of our programs and services, and meet our affiliated ministries, groups, and the Interfaith Council. This year however, we are pleased to say...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


CJ Thompson

Welcome to our new UKIRK Afilliated Chaplain CJ Thompson!

With a new school year always comes new changes and plenty of new faces. OUCRL is very excited to welcome CJ Thompson to our office as the new UKIRK Affiliated Chaplain for our Presbyterian Ministry (PCUSA). We look forward to getting to know CJ and working with him and UKIRK during this exciting year. After...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


OUCRL Supports Safety on Campus

In the myriad of ways OUCRL tries to bring a sense of “home away from home” to Vanderbilt students, the safety and well being that is often taken for granted is a main concern. This being said, the staff of the Chaplain’s Office has been and continues to be involved in various aspects of Vanderbilt’s...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Birthright Trips to Israel!

At the end of the school year, there was one more experience that two groups of students were highly anticipating. Instead of making the trek home somewhere here in the U.S., students from both Vanderbilt Hillel and Vanderbilt Chabad journeyed to Israel on one of the annual Birthright Trips. Student who met the qualifying criteria...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 in News | Comments Off


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Bishop McTyeire’s Original Headstone Installed in OUCRL

  Bishop Holland Nimmons McTyeire’s original headstone has been installed on the landing of the main stairwell in the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life. Bishop McTyeire is buried in a small cemetery lot behind Vanderbilt Divinity School, in the heart of campus, along with his wife, Amelia Townsend, Bishops McKendree, Soule, and...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 in News | Comments Off



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