School of Divinity

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Wake Forest Law partners with School of Divinity to offer online Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership certificate

Wake Forest Law Professor Steve Virgil, director of experiential learning, is partnering with School of Divinity Professor Dr. John Senior to offer a 12-week, online Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program open to Wake Forest University students as well as non-students beginning in January 2017.

“This is a very good example of a cross-campus, multi-disciplinary effort that connects to the non-Wake Forest community as well,” Professor Virgil says.

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Kathy “Killian” Noe to give address at WFU School of Divinity Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 8

Kathy “Killian” Noe (’80), founder of Recovery Café, a therapeutic community for men and women recovering from homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges in Seattle, Washington, will deliver Wake Forest University School of Divinity’s Fall Convocation address on Thursday, Sept. 8. Her address is titled, “What The World Needs Now: Building Authentic Community.”

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‘Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and Hope for the Future’

Forum on Ferguson brings university community together

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –  Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, about recent events in Ferguson, Mo. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the Wake Forest student body and wider campus community.

“Ferguson: A Discussion on Race, Justice, and Hope for the Future” included Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity and professor of New Testament and Preaching; Derek S. Hicks, assistant professor of religion and society at the School of Divinity; Kami Chavis Simmons, professor of law and director of School of Law’s criminal justice program; and Darryl Aaron, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem. With standing room only, students, faculty, and staff from across the university were in attendance. Continue reading »

‘Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and Hope for the Future’

Forum on Ferguson Brings University Community Together

Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in response to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the grand jury decision that the officer will not face criminal charges. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the student body and campus community. “Ferguson: A Discussion on Race, Justice, and Hope for the Future” included Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity and professor of New Testament and Preaching; Derek S. Hicks, assistant professor of religion and society at the School of Divinity; Kami Chavis Simmons, professor of law and director of School of Law’s criminal justice program; and Darryl Aaron, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem. With standing room only, students, faculty, and staff from across the college and professional schools were in attendance. Continue reading »

Ferguson Forum 2014

‘Focus on Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and a Future Hope in America’ to be held Wednesday, Dec. 3

The Wake Forest University School of Divinity will host a forum and panel discussion at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Wait Chapel, Lower Auditorium, regarding the events of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the grand jury decision that the officer will not face criminal charges.  “Focus on Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and a Future Hope in America” will include a panel discussion of faculty members, including Kami Chavis Simmons, director of Wake Forest Law’s Criminal Justice Program, and Derek Hicks, assistant professor of Religion and Culture, and Divinity School Dean Gail O’Day. First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Darryl Aaron will also participate in the panel discussion.

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