Our initiatives exemplify our commitment to embodied wisdom, keeping us in touch with real human needs of society and helping us to see how God is at work in the world. In collaboration with other disciplines and schools at Duke, we grapple with how our interpretation of the gospel must be shaped in order to respond faithfully to our time.

Leadership Education

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity

Strengthening Christian Institutions

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity aims to create lasting change in U.S. congregations by supporting Christian leaders and the institutions they serve. Leadership Education offers online resources, designs programs and training, and facilitates networks of institutions. It also publishes Faith & Leadership, a learning resource for Christian leaders and their institutions.

Church and medicine

Theology, Medicine, and Culture

Practical Collaboration

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture initiative works with individuals, congregations, and communities to reimagine health and healthcare in light of Christian tradition and practices.


Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition

Our Methodist and Wesleyan Heart

CSWT is an internationally acclaimed center that oversees our Methodist and Wesleyan offerings, supports educational outreach, develops research resources for students and scholars, and produces critical editions of John and Charles Wesley texts.

Clergy Health

Clergy Health Initiative

Wellness and Health Interventions

The Duke Clergy Health Initiative is an $18 million, multi-year program intended to improve the health and well-being of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina.

Green crosses on display in Goodson Chapel

Black Pastoral Leadership Collaboration

Nurturing and facilitating networks of high quality leaders

The Black Pastoral Leadership Collaboration is a five-year multidisciplinary collaboration that will bring scholars and pastoral leaders together to identify and develop models for strengthening leadership in the black church and beyond

Fons Vitae

An Initiative to Promote Catholic Learning at Duke University

Fons Vitae is an initiative of Duke Divinity School that seeks to deepen the Catholic intellectual presence and its cross-disciplinary engagement in the Duke University community and to serve as a Catholic think-tank at the service of all people of goodwill in our region and beyond.