What Does It Mean to be an Anti-Racist Person of Faith?

Witness, CTU’s social justice student group, dedicated the 2021-22 academic year to exploring anti-racism through the model of education, reflection, and action. In this video, CTU Associate Professor of Spirituality and Ministry Dr. C. Vanessa White provides her response to the question “What does it mean to be an anti-racist person of faith?”

In the media
Where Have All the Black Catholics Gone?
A Call to Transformative Love in Religious Life: Race, Place and Grace

CTU contributions to the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, University of San Diego, October 2022

“Black Catholic Women: Voice Embodied” 3 part series with Kathleen Dorsey Bellow, Kim Harris, Valerie Lewis Moseley and C. Vanessa White. NCR Online, July 2020

“Five Theologians on the Biggest Takeaways from Fratelli Tutti.” C. Vanessa White, Kate Ward, Drew Christiansen, Kevin Ahern, Vincent Miller, AMERICA online (October 8, 2020)

Fall 2022

– Racial Justice and Community Organizing: Interreligious Perspective & Practice with Scott C. Alexander

Spring 2023

– Decolonizing the Pulpit with Eddie DeLeón, CMF
– Spiritual and Ministerial Implications of Caste and Race in the Catholic Church with C. Vanessa White
– Understanding The Complexities of Power and Race for Ministry (required workshop for all students) with Chrissy Zaker

May 2023

– Black Spirituality: Writing of Sr. Thea Bowman and Dr. Howard Thurman with C. Vanessa White

Academic and Formation Programs

Formation Opportunities

– Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program
– St. Oscar Romero Scholarship Program

Certificates and Specializations in:

– Asian Theology and Ministry
– Black Theology and Ministry
– Hispanic Theology and Ministry

Karen Ross, PhD
A Pathway for Tomorrow: Co-Creating the Church of Tomorrow at CTU