This podcast episode was recorded Wild Goose Festival 2018. In it, Joerg Rieger, Founding Director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice, discusses the misuse of power in religion, politics, and economics, which are the subjects of his book Jesus vs. Caesar: For People Tired of Serving the Wrong God (Abingdon 2018).
Vanderbilt Divinity School played host to the Summer Institute of the Vanderbilt Divinity School Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative. Held May 20-24, attendees gathered under the theme “Policy, Politics and Privilege: The Prophetic Response to Racist Governance.” The following were common readings that framed the week. These are recommended must-reads for context to the issues explored at the institute.
Benny Overton is the President of the UAW Local 737. Committed to the cause of social and economic equality, Benny will be leading a course at Vanderbilt Divinity on co-op ventures. The following are his edited remarks at the opening of the inaugural event on April 10, 2019.
Mrs. Barbara Wendland is the founding donor of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice and the author of Connections Online and the book Misfits: The Church’s Hidden Strength. The following are her edited remarks at the opening of the inaugural event on April 10, 2019, where she was the guest of honor.
Dr. Snarr is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor of Ethics and Society. A Christian social ethicist, Dr. Snarr describes the misfits of religious traditions who are coming together for the healing and wholeness of the world. The following are her edited remarks at the opening of the inaugural event on April 10, 2019.