The Program in Gender, Theology, and Ministry at Duke Divinity School will hold an information session for students interested in earning the Certificate in Gender, Theology, and Ministry and for anyone interested in knowing more about the program. The session will provide an opportunity to meet faculty and other interested students, as well as learn about courses being offered in the spring semester. Students now enrolled in the GTM program and those who have earned the certificate are invited to share their perspective and experience. Light refreshments will be served. Those unable to attend the meeting but interested in the program may contact Professor Anathea Portier-Young at email@example.com.
New Creation Arts Group will continue its concert series by hosting a performance by Jon Watts, a Quaker singer-songwriter who is releasing a new album called "Clothe Yourself in Righteousness." The album explores body theology and was inspired by a paper written by Maggie Harrison on the early Quakers' practice of going naked as a sign. Watts and Harrison, who will also be present, will respond to audience questions.
Joanna Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Nilsen at email@example.com
Sacred Worth, a Duke Divinity School student group, and DukeOUT will sponsor a talk on "When Honoring Your Call Calls You Into Conflict" by Divinity School alumnus Jimmy Creech, a former United Methodist Church minister and author of "Adam's Gift." A free lunch will be provided. Register by Nov. 11.
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Manos Unidas, a revived Duke Divinity School student group focused on ministry, fellowship and service with Latino communities, will hold a welcome lunch. Attendees will receive a free lunch featuring Mexican food.
The group discusses issues affecting the Latino community abroad and in North Carolina, including how the doubling of the Hispanic population in the last decade in the state has affected the corporate and local church. In addition to lunch discussions throughout the academic year, the group will sponsor excursions to ministries and non-profits working with Latino communities and provide opportunities to worship in Spanish.
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Milites Christi will host the screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary, "Soldiers of Conscience." The film is about soldiers in the Iraq War struggling with the morality of killing.
Free pizza will be served.
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The Office of Student Life and the Divinity School Council will sponsor a Student Activities Fair for students to learn more about and participate in the different groups and programs at the Divinity School. Representatives will be present to talk about their organizations, and there will be sign-up sheets to join.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
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Internationally Minded People of Faith will hold a potluck dinner honoring international students. Bring a dish or dessert to share. Drinks will be provided. There will be a short meeting after dinner to discuss upcoming events for the semester. IMPF is a Duke Divinity School student group that aims to partner with international friends in ministry and to advocate for justice issues throughout the world.
Register by Sept. 12 and indicate the dish you plan to bring.
Basin and Towel will hold its Kick-Off Service Event beginning with morning worship in Goodson Chapel at 8:30. It will be followed by performing service in the Durham community and a community lunch on campus. Participants will be volunteering at several service organizations including SEEDS, TROSA and the Ronald McDonald House. Wearing work clothes is suggested.
Sr. Joanna Walsh at email@example.com
The Duke Divinity School Centering Prayer Group holds discussion and prayer each Tuesday at the same time and location. The session is open to Duke University students, faculty and staff. Centering prayer is a method of contemplative prayer or Christian meditation, with an emphasis on inner silence. The weekly session includes practice of the prayer and teaching about the method. Those new to this form of prayer are welcome.