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‘Re-imagining Gender Within the Church’

‘Re-imagining Gender Within the Church’ Nov. 20 Alex McNeill, executive director of More Light Presbyterians, a national organization devoted to advocacy, education and support for LGBTQ people and issues within the church and beyond, will speak at a lunchtime event on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Vanderbilt Divinity School. “Re-imagining Gender Within the Church” will be…

Posted by on November 18, 2014 in News


October/November 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…

Posted by on November 18, 2014 in News


Food Justice

  Project Dialogue cosponsored 2 wonderful events in collagoration with the Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society, the Cal Turner Program, the Society of St. Cornelius and the Divinity School to bring Dr. Norman Wirzba to speak on his work Food and Faith: a Theology of Eating. There was a breakfast discussion entitled Jesus and…

Posted by on November 6, 2014 in News


Chaplains Under Fire

Should the military be hiring clergy? Can the military tell them how to act?  How does a Christian chaplain minister to a Buddhist? A Muslim? An atheist? To explore these questions, Lee Lawrence and Terry Nickelson spent three months in Afghanistan and Iraq, where troops let them into their lives. They joined them on patrols…

Posted by on November 6, 2014 in News


Vanderbilt Interfaith Spring Break Trip

Vanderbilt Interfaith Spring Break Trip February 28th – March 5th The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life is partnering with the International Student and Scholar Services, and the Interfaith Council to plan Vanderbilt’s first interfaith spring break trip. The purpose of this trip will be to explore the meaning of faith between several…

Posted by on November 4, 2014 in News


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…

Posted by on October 16, 2014 in News


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…

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in News


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…

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in News


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…

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in News


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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…

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in News