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Wake Named to Class of 2015 Seminaries that Change the World

Announcing Seminaries that Change the World: Class of 2015Institutions of distinction, inspiration, engagement and collaboration   The Center for Faith and Service based out of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago is pleased to announce the 2015 list of Seminaries that Change the World. This year, twenty-six institutions were named. This group of institutions is theologically, politically and geographically diverse, yet shares a common commitment to work together to strengthen and advance theological education. In a time when religious leadership is essential, the role of these seminaries and divinity schools becomes increasingly important. Collectively, we are looking for those individuals who…

Read more February 23, 2015

Announcing Summer Courses for 2015

Media Contact: Mark Batten; 336.758.3959 Wake Forest University School of Divinity will offer several opportunities for study this summer. From students who need to complete requirements for ordination or fulfill courses for a degree program, to those who are interested in diverse topics of study, including ministers and lay leaders, the School’s summer courses offer unique learning opportunities both online and in the classroom. The 2015 summer session unfolds over two terms. Session One begins May 26 and concludes July 2. Session Two begins July 7 and concludes August 10. This summer several course opportunities are available, including: Online Hebrew…

Read more January 27, 2015
Bob Goff to Speak on February 8

Bob Goff to Speak on February 8

Media Contact: Mark Batten; 336.758.3959 Bob Goff, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, attorney, and founder of Restore International, will speak at Wake Forest University on Sunday, February 8 at 6:30pm in Wait Chapel. Goff’s nonprofit, Restore International, is a human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, and Somalia. The pioneering vision of Restore is to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Restore has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing over 200 cases to trial, as well as pursuing…

Read more January 20, 2015
Forum on Ferguson Brings University Community Together

Forum on Ferguson Brings University Community Together

by Mark Batten, School of Divinity, Communications     Stacy Jones, School of Law, Communications and Public Relations  (Winston-Salem, N.C., December 5, 2014) Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3 about recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the Wake Forest student body and wider campus community. “Ferguson: A Discussion on Race, Justice, and Hope for the Future” included Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity and professor of New Testament and Preaching; Derek S. Hicks, assistant professor of…

Read more December 5, 2014
School Launches Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership Program

School Launches Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership Program

Media Contact: Mark Batten, Office of Communications Wake Forest University School of Divinity welcomed its first cohort of students into its new Certificate in Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership program at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center this fall.  This new professional development initiative is for staff and board members of faith-based nonprofit organizations and for those who may be interested in starting a nonprofit. The initiative serves the unique needs of faith-based nonprofit organizations that must meet the demands of operating a successful nonprofit while reflecting the values of a faith tradition.  The program is designed to strengthen the capacity and build…

Read more November 13, 2014
Reimagining How the World is Fed

Reimagining How the World is Fed

by Mark Batten, Office of Communications “Rejuvenating the earth should be the outcome of the food system.” Vandana Shiva made this call for awareness and action last week during her visit to Wake Forest University. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Shiva lectured as a part of the “Make Every Bite Count” speaker series, organized by the university’s Office of Sustainability and co-sponsored by the School of Divinity’s Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, Shiva led a community forum with students, faculty, and staff at the School of Divinity. The “Make Every Bite Count” series featured other events including…

Read more November 12, 2014

Admissions Now Offering No App Fee November

Wake Forest University School of Divinity recognizes the burden and barriers that the rising costs of applying to multiple graduate schools and programs present. “Students have a variety of factors they consider when choosing the school they will complete their theological education,” said Shonda R. Jones, associate dean of admissions and student services. “As they discern their call to religious leadership, financial constraints should not limit their ability to consider our innovative and creative educational environment at the School of Divinity.” For the second year, the School of Divinity is making it more affordable to apply to our Master of…

Read more November 3, 2014
Grant Received from the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Grant Received from the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity has received one of ten grants awarded to theological schools by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’s “Science for Seminaries” program. The project, “Moving Science to the Forefront of Theological Education,” will enhance the school’s leading interdisciplinary Master of Divinity curriculum by integrating science into three different areas: biblical studies, historical studies, and theological studies. Several introductory courses in the Master of Divinity curriculum will undergo revision in order to raise awareness of the relevance of science and increase the competency of future religious leaders who can integrate knowledge and understanding…

Read more October 15, 2014