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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…

Posted on September 29, 2014 in News

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,…

Posted on September 12, 2014 in News

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…

Posted on September 12, 2014 in News

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…

Posted on August 29, 2014 in News

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,…

Posted on August 29, 2014 in Project Dialogue, UPCOMING EVENT

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…

Posted on August 27, 2014 in News

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…

Posted on August 27, 2014 in News

First Events of the Year

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life would like to welcome back all returning students with a special greeting to our new first-year class! While we have many exciting events throughout the year, here’s a look at some of the first few. On Sunday the 24th of August, we held the annual Religious…

Posted on August 27, 2014 in UPCOMING EVENT

Seigenthaler, A Photo Exhibit by Lou Outlaw

Title: Seigenthaler, A Photo Exhibit by Lou Outlaw Location: Black Cultural Center Link out: Click here Description: Join us Friday, August 29th at 12 Noon in the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center for tan Opening Discussion and Reception for Seigenthaler, a photo exhibit by Lou Outlaw. The exhibit will be on display 8AM-5PM Weekdays…

Posted on August 27, 2014 in UPCOMING EVENT

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…

Posted on June 23, 2014 in News