Student Life

Centering Prayer Group

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
0044 Langford
Sr. Joanna Walsh at fcjjoanna@aol.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.

"Call to Action" Report: Marching To or Rescuing Zion?

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:20pm
0016 Westbrook
cdavis@div.duke.edu 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 register for the pizza

To read the report and Gunter's reaction in a paper

Resume, Interviewing, & Networking Workshop

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
0012 Westbrook
cdavis@div.duke.edu 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.

To register

Mississippi Conference

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
145 Langford
dwoodell@div.duke.edu

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).

Iowa Conference

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
145 Langford
dwoodell@div.duke.edu

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).

Western North Carolina Conference

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 (All day) to Wednesday, September 14, 2011 (All day)
103 Westbrook
Debra Woodell

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).

North Georgia Conference Visit

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
145 Langford
dwoodell@div.duke.edu

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).

Divinity Student Council Executive Board Meeting

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
103 Westbrook
scott.himel@duke.edu or (630) 212-9210

The Divinity Student Council will  hold a planning session for members of its executive board.

 

Sacred Worth Information Session and Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 12:30pm
031 Westbrook

Sacred Worth, a Duke Divinity School student group, will hold an information session and brown bag lunch.

Screening of “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject”

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
0014 Westbrook
Betsy Barton, bbarton@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3586; or Kiki Barnes, kiki.barnes@duke.edu

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.

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