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Wake Forest names Corey D.B. Walker Dean of the Divinity School

September 7, 2023  |   School of Divinity, Top Stories, University Announcement

Distinguished scholar of religion Corey D. B. Walker has been named Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.


Henry Luce Foundation to fund discourse on race, justice and religion

January 18, 2022  |   Community, School of Divinity, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest has received $250,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to commission and produce two original plays to be presented at the 2024 National Black Theatre Festival.


A current look into Wake Forest’s past

December 19, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, School of Divinity, Student, Top Stories

During a November bus trip to Wake Forest University’s original campus, Professor Derek Hicks took 21 students to a nondescript cemetery where many of the tombstones had carvings but no names. He wanted his African American Religious Experience class to visit the cemetery because of its ties to a chapel where enslaved people who helped build the original campus once worshipped.


Jonathan L. Walton named Dean of WFU School of Divinity

April 28, 2019  |   Faculty, School of Divinity, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has appointed Jonathan L. Walton as Dean of the School of Divinity. Walton is currently at Harvard, where he serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the University’s Memorial Church. He is also Professor of Religion and Society at the Harvard Divinity School.


Seeking higher ground

September 3, 2014  |   Campus Life, Events, School of Divinity, Speakers, Staff, Student, Top Stories

The School of Divinity’s convocation address was given by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, which was the inaugural event of the Mac Bryan Prophetic Preaching Series that honors the late George McLeod “Mac” Bryan, Sr., who was a professor of religion for 37 years.


Gifts for teaching, preaching and leading

February 14, 2014  |   School of Divinity, Top Stories, Wake Will

Three new grants totaling nearly $1 million to the School of Divinity will create a state-of-the-art teaching chapel, address economic issues facing future ministers and position early career pastors to be leaders in their wider communities.


Divinity School receives $2 million for scholarships

September 27, 2013  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Philanthropy, School of Divinity, Top Stories

Jeanette Wallace Hyde, a life trustee who served as a U.S. Ambassador, made a $2 million gift to support student scholarships and financial aid at the Wake Forest School of Divinity.


After the Genome: Medicine, miracles, morality

April 8, 2013  |   Events, Faculty, National, Provost, Research, School of Divinity, School of Medicine, Speakers, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.


Rogers to lead White House faith-based office

March 15, 2013  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Recognition, School of Divinity, Top Stories

Melissa Rogers, who teaches in Wake Forest’s School of Divinity, has been named Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.


Connecting food and faith

October 24, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Humanities, Community, Events, Faculty, Pro Humanitate, School of Divinity, Speakers, Sustainability, Top Stories

The School of Divinity’s innovative Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative will prepare religious leaders to guide congregations and religious communities in addressing food issues such as hunger, obesity and food justice.

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