Our initiatives keep us in touch with real human needs of society, helping us to see how God is at work in the world and how our interpretation of the gospel must be shaped in order to respond faithfully to our time.

As these initiatives take the wisdom of the Christian tradition into the world, they enable us to grasp the world’s complexity, pain, and beauty. That process of witness and learning helps our faculty and students become wiser and more compassionate teachers and ministers.

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.