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Eboo Patel to Speak for Chaplain’s Speaker Series

Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Faith and Philosophical Diversity in the 21st Century with Dr. Eboo Patel Eboo’s core belief is that religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He’s inspired to build this bridge by his faith as a Muslim, his Indian heritage, and his American citizenship. He has spoken about…

Posted on March 9, 2016 in News

Evening Prayer at Benton Chapel

Come to Benton Chapel on Thursday, February 18th, March 17th, and April 21st at 9 pm for and Evening Prayer to bring a close to your day. A short service of music, reflection and calmness will help restore you peace throughout this Spring Semester.

Posted on February 19, 2016 in News

University-wide Bible Study

We are pleased to announce a new university-wide Bible study to bring fresh insights to current social issues. Our first session, “Tackling Tough Questions/Walking Like Lions,” will take place tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 16) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel. We cordially invite Divinity and Graduate Department of Religion alumni/ae and friends to join…

Posted on February 16, 2016 in News

The Civil Rights Movement in Nashville and Beyond: Listening to the Past, Imagining the Future

In a cross campus collaboration, the Spring semester of 2016 will feature a bevy of events focusing on the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville. Beginning in January with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration activities, the series will explore the history of the movement in Nashville and its key players. A combination of lectures,…

Posted on February 16, 2016 in News

Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday services: All Faith Chapel at the Divinity School–10 am St. Augustine’s Chapel (Greek Row)– 7:00 am, noon and 6:00 pm West End Methodist Church–noon and 5:30 pm Cathedral of the Incarnation–7:00 am, 12:10 and 5:30

Posted on February 10, 2016 in News

Sunday Meditation with the Buddhist Geeks

Buddhist Geeks Weekend in Nashville, February 19 – 21, 2016 Hosted by One Dharma Nashville February 19 Night Public talk, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 – 8 p.m. Mindfulness++ A Practical Method for Reprogramming the Mind If we look at meditation–and mindfulness as one of its core aspects–as a way of programming the mind it…

Posted on February 2, 2016 in News

Mindfulness Awareness Workshop

Mindfulness Awareness Workshop Nashville Friends Meeting Registration: Click here Description: In this workshop we’ll explore both the practice of mindfulness – actively noticing what you notice as you notice it – and awareness – simply being. We’ll use guided and silent practices, as well as interactive social meditation, in order to move closer to melding…

Posted on February 2, 2016 in News

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 on February 2, 2016 in News

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 on January 25, 2016 in News

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 on January 25, 2016 in News