Sr. Joanna Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
email@example.com or (919) 660-3599
Bishop Gregory Palmer of the Illinois Conference will join Stephen Gunter, associate dean for Methodist Studies and research professor of evangelism and Wesleyan studies at Duke Divinity School, in a discussion on the "Call to Action" report by the United Methodist Church. Dean Richard Hays will moderate the discussion.
The "Call to Action" was formulated by the Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church in response to an initiative from the Council of Bishops. In the spring of 2011, the CTA Steering Team released a report that analyzes the levels of vitality in contemporary Methodism and calls the church to redress the situation of increasing irrelevance in which the church finds itself.
The discussion will also include a pizza luncheon.
To read the report and Gunter's reaction in a paper
firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 660-3599
The Baptist House of Studies will hold a workshop led by Dave Odom, executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School, for students seeking work in the Free Church tradition after graduation. The discussion will be geared toward third-year students. Student registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in 0012 Westbrook, following by moving to 0015 Westbrook after the morning devotion. Lunch will be provided, but reservations are required.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward of the Mississippi Conference will meet with students interested in learning more about the conference. For more information, contact Debra Woodell or stop by 150 Langford (Dean’s Office).
Brian Milford, a representative from the Iowa Conference, will meet with students interested in learning more about the conference. To register for a meeting or for more information, contact Debra Woodell or stop by 150 Langford (Dean’s Office).
Representatives from the Western North Carolina Conference will meet with students interested in learning more about the conference. The representatives will be Kim Ingram, Duke Ison, Wesley Smith, C.M. Worthy Jr., and Toni Ruth Smith. Meeting times on Sept. 13 will be 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-6 p.m.; and on Sept. 14 from 8:30 – 11 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. To register for a meeting or for more information, contact Debra Woodell or stop by 150 Langford (Dean’s Office).
John Simmons, a representative from the North Georgia Conference, will meet with students interested in learning more about the conference. To register for a meeting time or for more information, contact Debra Woodell or stop by 150 Langford (Dean’s Office).
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The Divinity Student Council will hold a planning session for members of its executive board.
Sacred Worth, a Duke Divinity School student group, will hold an information session and brown bag lunch.
Betsy Barton, firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 660-3586; or Kiki Barnes, email@example.com
HOLD, (Holding Ourselves and Each Other in Living and Dying), a Duke Divinity School student group and the Institute on Care at the End of Life will hold a screening of a newly released documentary, “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject.”
The documentary examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers and national experts from across the country. The film’s goal is to jump-start the conversation between husband and wife, doctor and patient, minister and parishioner, and parent and child. This is not a story about death – it’s a film about living life to its fullest up to the very end. A light dinner will be provided.