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Mindfulness ++: A Practical Method for Reprogramming the Mind

Mindfulness ++: A Practical Method for Reprogramming the Mind First Unitarian Universalist Church In this talk we’ll explore multiple training paradigms that come from both the Buddhist and Mindfulness traditions. We’ll explore how our own intentions line up with these different training paradigms and consider ways we can change or enhance how we’re practicing. Friday,…

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in News


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Veritas Forum 2016

Race and Justice: What Difference Does God Make? For the 2016 Veritas Forum at Vanderbilt, we welcomed Sabrine Rhodes and John Inazu of Washington University in St. Louis. On February 9th at 7pm in Benton Chapel, various Christian ministries of Vanderbilt came together to host this annual event. Well attended and not afraid to push…

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in News


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Islamic Awareness Week

Vanderbilt’s Muslim Student Association hosied its annual Islamic Awareness Week in the beginning of February to help dispel the myths, misinformation, and ignorance regarding Islam. With a full schedule of events, the week was one remembered and celebrated on campus. With the success of last year’s week, this year built on that foundation and went…

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in News


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More Brave, Less Perfect: A Talk by Dr. Brené Brown

Researcher and storyteller, Dr. Brené Brown will deliver a talk entitled “More Brave, Less Perfect: Creating a Culture of Courage at Vanderbilt.”   Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brené is…

Posted by on January 21, 2016 in News


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2016 MLK Commemoration

The 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at Vanderbilt was a memorable experience and hosted Civil Rights Leader and VU Alum Rev. James Lawson on January 18, 2016. With the establishment of the MLK Holiday as a day off from classes for the entire university by Chancellor Zeppos, the Chancellor urged all students…

Posted by on December 18, 2015 in News


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Vanderbilt hosts SHARING Memorial Service

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life was happy to open the doors of Benton Chapel to a wonderful organization called SHARING of Middle Tennessee to host a Candlelight Ceremony to support parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant loss. On December 10, combined nursing staff from Vanderbilt Hospital, St. Thomas…

Posted by on December 18, 2015 in News


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The Vanderbilt Menorah Lighting

        Vanderbilt Menorah Lighting On December 10th, the Vanderbilt Community came together to celebrate the 5th night of Chanukah on the steps of Kirkland Hall. Vanderbilt Chabad, Vanderbilt Hillel, and the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life worked together to host a lighting of the 6 foot menorah at the…

Posted by on December 7, 2015 in News,


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Diwali Puja

Posted by on November 13, 2015 in News


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University Ecumenical Advent Service

In anticipation of one of the most sacred times of year for Christians, The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life came together with the various Christian ministries of Vanderbilt to host the University Ecumenical Advent Service in Benton Chapel on Tuesday, December 1st. With Affiliated Chaplains from our Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, and…

Posted by on November 13, 2015 in News


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Freedom of Religion. . .?

  Coffee and Conversations OUCRL Program Coordinator Mike Zimmerman joined First Amendment Expert Prof. David Hudson to engage with Vanderbilt students in informal discussion about Religious Liberty as part of the “Coffee and Conversations at Moore” series hosted by Dr. Jim Lovensheimer, Faculty Head of Moore College, a part of the College Halls at Kissam….

Posted by on November 12, 2015 in News, Project Dialogue