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Schreiter Institute Symposium on Trauma, Culture, and Spirituality

May 12, 2023 @ 9:00 AM CT - May 13, 2023 @ 2:30 PM CT

Presented by the Schreiter Institute for Precious Blood Spirituality

Schreiter Institute Symposium on Trauma, Culture, and Spirituality

The Robert J Schreiter, CPPS, Institute for Precious Blood Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union invites contributions to a symposium focused on a praxis of reconciliation, rooted in Schreiter’s groundbreaking work, that examines reconciliation through the lenses of trauma, culture, and spirituality.


Our symposium, A Praxis of Reconciliation: Trauma, Culture, & Spirituality, will explore opportunities and challenges for interculturally recognizing, narrating, and healing various manifestations of trauma in praxes of reconciliation and restorative justice.  Schreiter’s work balanced scholarly rigor with practical effectiveness and spiritual guidance and this symposium will continue in that pathway.  Each panel will be composed of one established scholar, one artist or practitioner, and one graduate student or young scholar, each of whom will do a presentation on their understanding of their session’s topic through their own work and then a facilitator will bring everyone into mutually constructive dialogue. 


The symposium will convene a conversation about “naming, understanding, and healing ‘trauma’ through intercultural perspectives and spiritualities.”  The hoped-for outcomes include robust dialogue, mutual learning, community building, and envisioning how panelists and attendees might be of mutual assistance in the variety of roles played in praxes of reconciliation and restorative justice. 



The event will take place at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago on May 12-13, 2023.  Keynote remarks will be offered in the late afternoon on May 12 by Dr. Susan Abraham. May 12 will bring a daylong conversation among symposium participants and May 13 will bring a half-day conversation, all of which are organized into four topical seminar-style sessions.




Catholic Theological Union, Room 210

5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60615 


Susan Abraham

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean | Professor of Theology and Post-Colonial Cultures, Pacific School of Religion

Joanne Doi, MM

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies and Ministry, Catholic Theological Union

Heather DuBois

Assistant Professor of Peace Studies, Trauma, and Spirituality, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Julia Feder

Associate Professor of Theology, Creighton University

Linh Hoang, OFM

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Siena College

Jarrett King

Teaching Artist, Actor, Playwright, Silk Road Rising

Kimberly Lymore

Director of the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union and the Associate Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium

Mi-kyoung Hwang, CPPS

Adjunct Faculty and Theological Reflection Facilitator at Catholic Theological Union. Spiritual Director, Retreat Facilitator; Restorative Justice Circle Keeper

Fr. David Kelly CPPS

Founder and Executive Director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

Mumbi Kigutha, CPPS

President, Friends in Solidarity and Reconciliation Consultant

Deogratias Mbonyumugenzi, PhD Student

Integrative Studies in Ethics and Theology, Loyola University Chicago

Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director

Chief Curator, National Museum of Mexican Art

Caitlin Morneau, Director of Restorative Justice

Catholic Mobilizing Mobilizing Network and MA Student at Catholic Theological Union

Tracy Strimple ,Director of Education

Silk Road Rising

Christin Tomy, OP

Catholic Native Boarding School Accountability and Healing Project, MDiv/MA Student at Catholic Theological Union