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Merton’s Jazz and Memories of a Friend

MERTON’S JAZZ AND MEMORIES OF A FRIEND, BY DICK SISTO Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 pm Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room 124   Dick Sisto (vibraphone and talking drum) Jeremy Allen (bass). Dick Sisto is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, author of The Jazz Vibraphone Book pub. by Hal Leonard and composer of the original music for the PBS DVD…

Posted by on November 5, 2015 in News, UPCOMING EVENT,


Workshop on Contemplative Leadership

WORKSHOP ON CONTEMPLATIVE LEADERSHIP Saturday, Dec. 5 at 9:30 am Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 122 Facilitator: Kat Baker, PhD Associate Director, Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions.   Using the wisdom of Thomas Merton, this workshop will explore the perspectives and practices of contemplative leadership. Questions to be considered include: What is contemplation and how does it center one’s…

Posted by on November 5, 2015 in News, UPCOMING EVENT,


Netflix and Chill/Date? An Interfaith Discussion on Navigating Values in Dating and Relationships

Title: Netflix and Chill/Date? An Interfaith Discussion on Navigating Values in Dating and Relationships On the evening of Wednesday, November 11, 2015 the Chaplain’s Office was delighted to be a sponsor and host of “Netflix and Chill/Date? An Interfaith Discussion on Navigating Values in Dating and Relationships.” As part of the annual Sex Ed. &…

Posted by on November 3, 2015 in News

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Samhain Night

While many will soon be celebrating the secular festivities of Halloween by dressing up in costumes and eating candy on the evening of Saturday, October 31. Samhain, pronounced “Sow-when,” is considered the highest holy festival for those who follow some of the various Pagan/Earth-Centered religious traditions of the modern day. During this time Wiccans, Druids,…

Posted by on October 23, 2015 in News, Project Dialogue


IDEALS Survey coming to VU!

The Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) seeks to better understand student encounters with religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity across the spectrum of American higher education. As colleges and universities increasingly seek to engage religiously diverse students, actionable data and empirically-driven decision making are more important than ever before. IDEALS helps ensure that…

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in News


Sign up for the 2016 Interfaith Spring Break Trip!

Second Annual Interfaith Spring Break, March 5-10, 2016 The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life and ISSS are teaming up to, once again, offer Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to visit our nation’s capitol as we conduct a tour of world religions, visiting major centers of worship and learning: Howard University…

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in News

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Eid 2015 in Review

***guest article writen by Saif Hamdan**** Eid ul-Adha Recap As Muslims all around the world celebrated Eid ul-Adha in commemoration of the end of Hajj, or pilgrimage, and the devotion of Prophet Abraham, the Muslim Students Association as well as the Malaysian Students Association at Vanderbilt were able to share bits and pieces of their…

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in News


US Papal Visit Viewing Party

Project Dialogue is excited that Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, is coming to the United States and making history at the same time. The Holy Father will be visiting the capital and will be the first Pope to speak to a joint session of Congress. To watch this historic event, Project…

Posted by on September 21, 2015 in News, Project Dialogue


Hillel welcomes new Director of Jewish Life – Julie Sugar

With the start of the new school year, Vanderbilt Hillel was excited to welcome a new Director for Jewish Life, Julie Sugar. For those who don’t know, can you tell us about Hillel and some of the things that your ministry does? Vanderbilt Hillel is a home away from home for Jewish undergraduate and graduate…

Posted by on September 21, 2015 in News

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Patrick Dugan Remembered

Posted by on September 17, 2015 in News