Student Life

Senior Class Lunch Meeting

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 12:30pm
0016 Westbrook Building
Kevin Vandiver (

The senior class at Duke Divinity School will hold a meeting to discuss information concerning preparation for graduation, baccalaureate, the senior gift, and the senior banquet.

All seniors are encouraged to attend.

Gender, Theology, and Ministry Certificate Program Informational Lunch

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:30pm
115 Westbrook Building
Sara Bayles ( or Andrew Klumpp (

The Gender, Theology, and Ministry Certificate Program at Duke Divinity School will hold an informational lunch for students interested in learning about the certificate and the process to attain it. The meeting will be led by the Divinity Women's Center and Mary McClintock Fulkerson, professor of theology, at the school.

"Preaching in the Black Church and in the Reformed Tradition" with Dean Luke Powery and Professor Chuck Campbell

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 12:30pm
0016 Westbrook Building
Andrew Klumpp (

The Reformed Student Association and Black Student Union at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a discussion between Luke Powery, dean of Duke Chapel, and Chuck Campbell, professor of homiletics at the school, about the unique features and intersections of preaching in the Black Church tradition and in Reformed contexts.

Great Plains Conference Visit

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:30pm
145 Langford

Students Attend WCC Assembly in Korea

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Students represent the school at the international ecumenical gathering.


Gonzales-McKernie, Lohr Sapp, and HarwardTwo Duke Divinity School students are representing the school at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea. The Assembly, which runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 8, represents the most diverse gathering of Christians of its size in the world.  

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All Hallows' Eve Dessert and Coffee House

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room

The Office of Student Life and the Divinity School Women's Center will hold an All Hallows' Eve Dessert and Coffee House for Divinity School students, faculty, and staff. There will be an opportunity for people to share  stories of their favorite saints and the "saints" in their own lives before attending the Duke Chapel's All Hallows' Eve Service at 10:30 p.m.

Warm beverages will be served. Participants are asked to bring a dessert.

Screening of "The Final Gift" Documentary about Loss, Forgiveness, and Restorative Justice

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm
0014 Westbrook Building
Cari Willis,, (336) 905-5441

PriMEDD (Prison Ministry Enlivening Duke Divinity) will hold a public screening of "The Final Gift," a 2012 documentary following the seven-year journey of Therese Bartholomew and her family to come to terms with the murder of her brother in Greenville, S.C., including her emotional meeting in a correctional facility with the man who killed him.

Bartholomew, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., will be present to participate in a discussion and answer questions after the film.

The film addresses universal ideas of forgiveness and redemption, as well as the larger societal issues such as how do you make peace with crime, support the victims, and restore the offenders. The documentary shows the impact of violence on a family and one survivor’s path to peace and healing.

A free pizza dinner will be provided at 5:15 p.m. in 0015 Westbrook, followed by the showing of the film at 6 p.m. in 0014 Westbrook.

Bartholomew is the author of a memoir, "Coffee Shop God,"  and the first filmmaker in more than two decades to have brought cameras into a South Carolina prison.





"Manos Unidas" Meeting on "Detention Centers and Our Faith" with Viridiana Martinez

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:30pm
Elizabeth Murray (

Manos Unidas, a student group at Duke Divinity School, will hold a lunch discussion about the reality of detention centers and the immigration system in the United States. The speaker at the event, "Detention Centers and Our Faith," will be Viridiana Martinez of the NC DREAM Team, an organization of undocumented immigrant youth and allies dedicated to creating a sustainable, community-led immigrant rights movement in North Carolina.

Martinez purposely got detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, infiltrated a detention center, and started to organize immigrants who were believed to have been wrongfully detained.

Register for the event

"Say What?!...About Race" Open Forum

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Office of Student and Community Life (

Members of the Duke Divinity School student community represented by students Sara Bayles, D'Najah Pendergrass, Josiah Brock, and Allen Stanton are sponsoring an open forum about race and race related issues in formal and informal conversations at the school. The purpose of the meeting titled "Say What?!...About Race" is to create an open dialogue.

Divinity School professors Eboni Marshall Turman, J. Kameron Carter, Willie Jennings, William Turner, Curtis Freeman, and Mary McClintock Fulkerson will help facilitate and participate in the meeting. Pizza will be served.

Register by Oct. 22 at noon.

"Remembering the LGBTQA Saints" Exhibit Reception

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Divinity School Student Lounge (00 Level Gray Building) and Divinity Bookshop hallway
Lynda Berg ( and Sarah Wilcox (

Sacred Worth and New Creation Arts student groups at Duke Divinity School will host an opening reception of an exhibit, "Remembering the LGBTQA Saints," highlighting those who exhibit organizers say have moved the church and helpfully complicated simple categories and boundaries. The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 21 to Nov. 23.

Refreshments will be served at the reception for Divinity School students, faculty, and staff.