Duke Divinity School seeks to engage the life of the church in an increasingly interconnected world. This mission derives from Christ’s invitation to share in God’s love for the world as well as God’s call for unity in diversity throughout the church.
Through a variety of programs and initiatives, the Divinity School encourages students to explore the wider world as part of their education and formation. The school also seeks to contribute in meaningful ways to the international growth of Duke University as a whole.
In addition to providing students with opportunities for learning and service around the world, the Divinity School encourages faculty to develop cross-cultural research programs that in turn inform course development and teaching. Divinity School faculty members regularly travel to other countries in pursuit of teaching and research, and various school programs draw distinguished participants from around the world.