The Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality is the first and oldest program of its kind in the nation.

 

Founded in 1995 with the support of a $2.5 million endowment from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality is the first and oldest program of its kind in the nation.  Our home base is Vanderbilt Divinity School, a theologically progressive, interdenominational school  recently named a Seminary that Changes the World. The Carpenter Program’s work on such issues as LGBTQI equality and reproductive health, rights and justice is deeply intersectional, intellectually informed, ethically responsible, and practically tested.

Meet Our Team

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Ellen T. Armour

Director

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Antoinette Brown Lecture

Read This Book: God, Sex and Politics: Homosexuality and Everyday Theologies

Interview with Chris Benda about Signs & Wonders

Lyndsey Godwin

Assistant Director

Bio

Read This Book: Emergent Strategy

Sha’Tika Shavon Brown

Program Coordinator

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