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Chaplain’s Speaker Series Presents: Nouman Ali Khan

Please join us as The Chaplain’s Speaker Series Presents: Nouman Ali Khan February 28th | 7:00 p.m. | Benton Chapel PARKING: A limited amount of spaces (spaces 52-170 in Zone 2) are available in the Wesley Place Garage on a first come, first served basis. Other parking can be found at meters or garages throughout campus….

Posted on February 1, 2017 in Chaplain's Speaker Series, News, Side Notes, UPCOMING EVENT, ,


Advent Service in Benton Chapel

The OUCRL will be hosting an ecumenical Advent Service in Benton Chapel on Monday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Several ministries will be involved, including Reformed University Fellowship, UKIRK, Vandy Wesley, Canterbury CIRCLE, among others. Light refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.  

Posted on November 14, 2016 in News, Side Notes, UPCOMING EVENT


Holocaust Lecture Series: Holocaust By Bullets with Father Patrick Desbois

Tuesday, October 25th at 7 p.m. Langford Auditorium 2209 Garland Ave. Nashville, TN 37240 For further information, please call Mike Zimmerman at 615-854-4263 or visit The Holocaust Lecture Series site Holocaust By Bullets with Father Patrick Desbois Father Desbois has devoted his life to researching the the Holocaust and commemorating the victims of the Nazi mobile…

Posted on October 17, 2016 in Holocaust Lecture Series, News, UPCOMING EVENT,


Veritas Forum: Left, Right, or Undecided?

LEFT, RIGHT, OR UNDECIDED? A Bi-Partisan Conversation on Faith & Politics Student Life Center Ballrooms | October 27 | 7pm – 9pm www.veritas.org/vanderbilt FEATURING: Andra Gillespie – Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory University Lanhee Chen – Hoover Institution Fellow, Director of Demestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School MODERATED BY: David Lewis…

Posted on October 16, 2016 in News, Project Dialogue, UPCOMING EVENT


Centenary Celebration of Thomas Merton

Vanderbilt to host Thomas Merton Centenary Celebration Series of events to mark 100th birthday of influential spiritual leader NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jazz and poetry performances, a photography exhibition and workshop on contemplative leadership are all part of a Vanderbilt University centenary celebration of the legacy of Thomas Merton.   Merton, a Catholic monk, author, artist…

Posted on November 5, 2015 in News, UPCOMING EVENT


Thomas Merton and the Awful Silence

“THOMAS MERTON AND THE AWFUL SILENCE” Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 4 pm Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room G-20 Victor Judge, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Vanderbilt Divinity School   In a journal entry dated September 1, 1949, Thomas Merton wrote, “ If I am to be a saint—and there is nothing else that I can think of desiring to…

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


Merton and Tao

Merton and Tao: An Experimental Theatrical Piece based on Thomas Merton’s The Way of Chuang Tzu, conceived and directed by Bill Feehley Wednesday, Dec. 2,at 6:30 pm St. Augustine’s Episcopal chapel, 200 24th Ave, S.   This piece is a creative collaboration conceived by Bill Feehely, Nashville actor, performer and retired professor from Belmont University. Richard Gershman is an…

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


A Hidden Wholeness: Zen Photography of Thomas Merton

A HIDDEN WHOLENESS: THE ZENPHOTOGRAPHY OF THOMAS MERTON Exhibit open Thursday Dec. 4 at 3 pm through Feb. 26 Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room G-20   “Almost dizzying on aesthetic and intellectual levels . . . ” Steve Euvino, South Bend Tribune   A collection of thirty-five black and white images photographed at the Abbey of Gethsemane in Trappist, Kentucky…

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


Life at Gethsemani Abbey, Poetry of Thomas Merton and Paul Quenon

Life at Gethsemani Abbey: Poetry of Thomas Merton and Paul Quenon Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 pm Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room 124   Brother Paul Quenon has been a monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani for 57 years. He received his initial training as a Novice under Thomas Merton. Originally from West Virginia, Paul has retained a love for…

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


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 on November 5, 2015 in News, UPCOMING EVENT,