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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
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship features School’s grant project

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship features School’s grant project

In 2013, the School of Divinity received a worship renewal grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The grant made possible a series of courses to provide students hands-on experience in worship leadership. Interviews with Sally Morris, School of Divinity chapel musician, and Kenneth Pettigrew, second-year Master of Divinity student, were recently featured on the Calvin Institute’s website. Students at the School of Divinity took a variety of courses on topics such as The Art of Praying in Public, Worship and Music for Pastoral Leaders, Public Reading of Scripture, Worshipping with Children and Youth,…

Read more September 19, 2014
Fall Convocation Calls for Re-centering of Moral Compass

Fall Convocation Calls for Re-centering of Moral Compass

Nearly 400 students students, faculty and community members gathered on September 2 for the School of Divinity’s fall convocation. The event marked the beginning of the new academic year and the inauguration of the Mac Bryan Prophetic Preaching Series. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II urged those in attendance to re-center their moral compasses to find the higher ground and reject indifference and division. “The true representation of the kind of deep love that Jesus calls us to makes it our burden, our calling, to be mindful of the poor, the weak, and those on the sidelines of life,”…

Read more September 5, 2014
New Students Invited to ‘Come to the Table’ During Orientation

New Students Invited to ‘Come to the Table’ During Orientation

The Wake Forest University School of Divinity welcomed 44 new students at New Student Orientation, held August 20-22, 2014. This year’s theme, Coming to the Table, was inspired by the words and deeds of Christ that depict the table as an expansive and revolutionary place around which religious leaders are called to gather and grow as disciples of hospitality and grace. The incoming class received an invitation to come sharing their stories, receiving and extending grace, and willing to risk being transformed through life at the table. This year’s incoming class, ranging in age from 21 to 62, comes from 17…

Read more August 29, 2014