Project BRI(DDD)GE (Building Relationships In Durham through Duke Divinity Graduate Education) is a week-long, pre-orientation intensive for entering Duke Divinity School students who have a curiosity about Duke and its relationship to the city of Durham, N.C., and surrounding areas.
This unique opportunity to examine history through theological eyes includes a tour of Stagville Plantation. It also includes a tour of Hayti Heritage Center and St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, two locations that are significant places in the story of civil rights activist Ann Atwater and former Ku Klux Klan member C.P. Ellis, whose story is told in the book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South and a resulting movie. In addition, BRI(DDD)GE also will give participants an opportunity to worship in a prison and perform community service projects in and around Durham neighborhoods.
Invitations to participate in BRI(DDD)GE are emailed to incoming students in the early summer. Students will be able to apply online once registration is open. Applications for the 2019 program are due June 21.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at (919) 660-3548.