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Evon Flesberg quoted in The Atlantic article "Religious-Liberty Laws That Have No Meaning"

April 28, 2016—In Tennessee, conservative legislators just passed a bill allowing counselors to refuse to provide mental-health services to patients if it would violate their “sincerely held religious belief,” which Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law on Wednesday. READ MORE »

Emilie Townes and James Hudnut-Beumler quoted in Times article, Is God dead? at 50

April 8, 2016—The Time story published on April 8, 1966—which asked the gut-punch question on the cover and was the magazine’s first to include only text—inspired countless angry sermons and 3,421 letters from readers. Those three words that had stirred debate among a few radical theologians suddenly captured the imaginations—and fears—of the nation. They also captured a moment in time. Fifty years later, the publication revisits the iconic question. James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, and Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, are quoted. READ MORE »

Lim’s research on evangelical activism awarded Louisville Institute grant

March 10, 2016—The Louisville Institute has awarded Paul Lim a 2016 sabbatical grant for his research on the growing number of evangelical Christians who are working on the front lines to end human trafficking and other social injustices around the globe. READ MORE »

Vanderbilt Divinity School Carpenter Program celebrates 20 years

March 10, 2016—A pioneering Vanderbilt Divinity School program that provides a welcoming and supportive space for those who want to explore pressing questions at the intersection of religion, gender and sexuality will host a 20th anniversary celebration and conference March 31-April 2. READ MORE »

Rev. Alice Hunt, MTS'96, MA'99, PhD'03, named the University of Montevallo’s Distinguished Alumna for 2016

March 3, 2016—Hunt currently resides in Kenwood, Illinois, where she has served as president and associate professor at Chicago Theological Seminary since 2008. Prior to moving to Chicago, Hunt served as associate dean for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. READ MORE »

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