CTU continues Cardinal Bernardin’s ministry of reconciliation and peacemaking, interreligious dialogue, leadership development for the Catholic church, the consistent ethic of life, and the search for common ground in the church and the world.
Developing future faith leaders
The Bernardin Scholars Program at CTU supports students who are committed to the same spirit of faithful service that Cardinal Bernardin showed to the Church and the world.
Catholic Common Ground Initiative
Promoting dialogue and fostering understanding
Cardinal Bernardin’s last gift to the Church, the Catholic Common Ground Initiative promotes dialogue within the Catholic Church in the United States.
Catholic-Jewish Studies Program
Encouraging a spirit of dialogue and respect
Through the Shapiro Lecture series and the annual Rabbi Hayim Goren Perelmuter Conference, world renowned scholars come to campus to speak on a range of topics related to theology, current issues, and culture. The Catholic-Jewish Studies Program allows students to experience Judaism outside of the classroom.
Catholic-Muslim Studies Program
Enhancing mutual understanding, respect and cooperation
The Catholic-Muslim Studies Program educates and trains dynamic scholars and leaders who can effectively promote mutual understanding, reconciliation, and cooperation between Muslims and Christians, in order to advance justice and compassion.