Duke Chapel front steps
The official Duke Divinity School senior class photo will be taken on the front steps of Duke Chapel. The raindate will be March 29 at the same time.
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The Women's Center at Duke Divinity School will hold a brown-bag lunch on "Married and in Ministry" with Sam Wells, dean of Duke Chapel, and Jo Bailey Wells, professor and director of the Anglican House of Studies at Duke Divinity School. The couple will talk about some of the issues that inevitably come up when both spouses are following God's individual and collective calls on their lives.
This lunch discussion is for students at the Divinity School who are married or engaged to other Divinity School students. Topics will include both members of a couple moving into local parish ministry or pursuing doctoral and teaching, or both; and how to honor both the office of minister and vows of marriage.
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Sacred Worth at Duke Divinity School will hold a discussion on "The N.C. Marriage Amendment and the Church" about the proposed amendment to the North Carolina constitution prohibiting legal recognition within the state of same-sex partnerships. The discussion will address the impact the amendment's passage in the May 8 election would have in the lives of many people in the community.
Speakers will include Duke Divinity School Professor Willie Jennings, who will offer his theological insights; local pastor and Duke alumna Carla Gregg, who will speak to the pastoral issues involved in the amendment; and prison chaplain Sarah Jobe, who will offer her insights on the wide range of people affected by the amendment, in particular victims of domestic violence.
There also will be free pizza from Enzo's Pizza Co. for the first 40 attendees.
Creation Matters Discussion on "Eating Mercifully: Christian Response to Factory Farming" with Norman Wirzba and Stephen Chapman
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Creation Matters at Duke Divinity School will hold a discussion on "Eating Mercifully: Christian Response to Factory Farming" with Divinity School Professors Norman Wirzba and Stephen Chapman, and two representatives from the National Humane Society Faith Outreach Office.
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Manos Unidas, the Hispanic House of Studies, and Internationally Minded People of Faith, all at Duke Divinity School, and Duke Presbyterian Ministry will sponsor a presentation by the Rev. Mark Adams of Presbyterian Border Ministry in Agua Prieta, Mexico.
Adams, the U.S. coordinator of the binational ministry, Frontera de Cristo, will speak on border ministries, immigration, and Cafe Justo, a fair trade coffee company affiliated with his ministry.
Lunch will be provided.
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The New Creation Arts Group at Duke Divinity School will hold a free concert featuring performances by students Tiffany Prest, John Stean, Matthew Ross, and others.
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The New Creation Arts Group at Duke Divinity School will feature a free concert featuring live performances by students and community members including Johannah Swank; the "Pinkerton Raid" with Jesse DeConto, Katie DeConto, Steven DeConto, Brett McKey, and Kris; "Lazarus Nights" with Toby Bonar, Brett McKey, and Jesse DeConto; and "The High Lonesome Sound" with Justin Levens, Laura Levens, Tanner Capps, Brian Curry, and Wen Reagan.
110 Gray Building
The Asian Theology Group at Duke Divinity School will host a conversation with the Rev. HyunSoak Park about his cross-racial ministry experience in rural North Carolina. He currently serves as the pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church and Center United Methodist Church, two Anglo-congregations in Snow Camp, N.C.
Anyone interested in cross-racial ministry or the rural church is invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. No registration required.
The Duke Divinity School Women's Center will hold a brown-bag lunch on "Studying Women, Studying Religion" with Elizabeth Clark, John Carlisle Kilgo Professor of Religion and professor of history at Duke University.
Clark, who helped make the male-centered field of "patristics" into a vibrant field of "Christianity in Late Antiquity," continues to support all young scholars in the field while giving particular attention to women and others who have not traditionally been in the majority.
Since she is retiring this spring, the event will be an informal opportunity to hear her reflections on a life spent in the academy and her transformative work in patristics.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
The Divinity Women's Center will hold a free lunch for women staff, faculty, and students of Duke Divinity School during Women's Week. The lunch is an opportunity for attendees to take a brief pause from work or school for relaxation and interaction, as well as reflection on life, school, and ministry.
The lunch will be catered by Foster's restaurant.
Register for lunch.