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An ecumenical theological school equipping religious leaders for justice, reconciliation & compassion in church & community. #wakediv

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#WakeDiv Dean Gail R. O'Day has been honored with the establishment of The Gail R. O'Day Beloved Community Fund. An endowed fund established as a tribute to her leadership, it will support the School's continuing efforts to envision ways theological education can nurture community, a commitment O'Day values and promotes.
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Read more about the fund and how you can honor O'Day’s impact using the LINK in our profile
Oh the joy! #WakeDiv2018 on the Quad this morning. 📷s by Ken Bennett, #WFU Photographer
#WakeDiv Class of 2018 is ready to graduate today! Heading off into the world as agents of justice, reconciliation and compassion. #wfugrad
A second career student, #WakeDiv2018 #WFUGRAD graduate Beth Barksdale has been inspired to claim her call. "#WakeDiv's wisdom to teach an ecumenical curriculum, vision to practice the art of ministry, fortitude to seek justice for all God’s people, and commitment to a faith expressed in community has changed the very essence of my being.”
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Read more about Beth’s formative experience by heading to our profile for the full story link.
#WakeDiv2018 #WFUGRAD James Wilkes has had many empowering experiences in class, among community, and with faculty. "#WakeDiv has equipped me with resources, knowledge & tools in order to be more effective in my pastoral ministry."
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Congratulations to first-year #WakeDiv student Kenly Stewart on being selected as 1 of 20 admitted to the International Institute of Islamic Thought 2018 Summer Program. He has been actively involved in interfaith work and is looking forward to this opportunity to strengthen his vocation in working with Muslim communities.
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"The constant support and encouragement during my time here gave me the courage to speak on topics that many folks find uncomfortable or difficult to engage," says #WakeDiv2018 and joint MDiv/MA #WFUGRAD Anna Fleig.
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Over the past few days, a few of our @wakediv students had the opportunity to participate in this year’s @allianceofbaptists Annual Gathering in Dayton, OH. This year’s theme “Earth: Beloved Community” explored the intersectional role ecological justice plays in faith, equity, and justice across varying geographic, religious, and individual identities.
Congrats to #WakeDiv graduating student Amanda Kerr on being awarded the 2018 Guthrie Prize for integrating academic study with leadership. "I have been challenged to think critically and ask important questions of our Christian tradition, while also bearing witness to the diversity of stories and experiences held within our ecumenical community.”
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Learn more about the award and Amanda using the link in our profile.
This week we're introducing you to Mia Hash Sloan who credits #WakeDiv for helping her truly and boldly proclaim that she has been called. "Sitting in an Old Testament class one day the Holy Spirit revealed to me things that I stored in the attic of my heart that were a hinderance to my authentic self, and this was the day that the awakening process began." Read more about Mia's journey at the link in our profile. 
#wakediv2018 #WFUGRAD 📸 by @carlygeis
In the midst of social conflict and #ecologicalcrisis, how can we help each other to do God's restorative work in the world? Join #WakeDiv for this year's summer institute focused on "Food Justice, Faith, and the Ecological Imagination" June 11-15 in Swannanoa, NC to explore questions like this and to hear from dynamic speakers and workshop leaders.

Register before May 15 to receive the early bird rates. Learn more at the link in our profile.
This week on Wednesday 4/25, #WakeDiv professor Neal Walls will lead a lunch and learn session on Goddess Mythology at the Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University. Admissions is free, session begins at 12:00noon. Bring a lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.
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Walls will provide an introduction to goddess mythology in the ancient Near East, referencing a selection of the deities represented in the MOA exhibit, "Mother Goddess: Fertility Figures of the Ancient Mediterranean."