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CMSP: Fixing a Broken System

October 02, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - October 02, 2019 @ 9:00 PM

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A Muslim Model of Restorative Justice

Prof. Syeed will provide a brief overview of Muslim religious reasoning for restorative justice by drawing on examples from the life of the Prophet Muhammad (s.) and discussing how these examples can help inform and transform institutions and practices within the current criminal “justice” system in the U.S.


Prof. Najeeba Syeed, JD

Associate Professor of Interreligious Education, Claremont School of Theology.

Professor Syeed is recognized as a leader in peacebuilding and twice received the Jon Anson Ford Award for reducing violence in schools and in the area of interracial gang conflicts and was named Southern California Mediation Association’s “Peacemaker of the Year” in 2007.

Which public? Whose order?: Challenges of Policing Reform for Catholic Ethics

Prof. Cruz will discuss the relationship between Catholic ethics and the movements for policing reform and prison abolition in the contemporary U.S. by exploring some of the significant contributions to these movements made by Catholic practitioners, thinkers, and communities.


Prof. Jeremy V. Cruz, PhD

Asst. Professor of Theological Ethics, St. John’s University

Dr. Cruz teaches courses in Christian ethics at St. John’s University, as well as the capstone course for the undergraduate minor in Social Justice: Theory and Practice in the Vincentian Tradition, and has experience working in lay ecclesial ministry and as a faith-based community organizer.



Catholic Theological Union

Room 210

5416 South Cornell Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60615



• Free to the public
• Snacks and refreshments will be served
• Complimentary parking in the CTU garage