Upcoming Events

Raising Asian Voices in Interreligious Dialogue


Raising Asian Voices in Interreligious Dialogue" is a program to reminds us of the importance of promoting inclusivity and diversity in interreligious dialogue and studies. The panelists will discuss the necessity to embrace different perspectives and cultures to engage in meaningful dialogue that fosters understanding and respect.

24th Annual Tolton Lecture “If Not for the Women”


The contributions of the women to the mission and growth of the Church are understated. If Not for the Women, engages the role of women in the Salvation story of the Christian movement supported by scripture and historical narratives. The cultural context of the role of Black women in the evangelization mission of Kingdom building […]

2024 World Mission Institute


Register to join us for the 2024 World Mission Institute “Kairos for Creation, Kairos for Mission: Hope for our Common Home”. This event will be held both in person and virtually on February 29th, 2024 at 6:00 pm CST.   EVENT SYNOPSIS Climate change presents humanity with a kairos moment, a critical moment in time when God is […]



Join us for a festive afternoon celebrating the Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at CTU.

Sundays at CTU Lecture with Fr. John Kartje

    In-Person & Online

From grains to galaxies, “through him all things were made.” Join us for an exploration and celebration of the real presence of Christ’s Paschal Mystery that sounds and resounds throughout humanity and the entire cosmos.

For Love of the Broken Body

    Book Event
210 BC

Sister Chioma Ahanihu, Director of the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life, will join Sister Julia Walsh in conversation to discuss themes in Sister Julia Walsh's forthcoming spiritual memoir, For Love of the Broken Body. Possible topics include discernment and adjustment to religious life, integration into community life, the evangelical counsels, and the complexities of publicly committing […]

Deep Inculturation: Global Voices on Christian Faith and Indigenous Genius.

    Book Launch
Rm 339

Contributing Authors Ferdinand Ikenna Okorie, CMF, is Vice President and Academic Dean, and Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He is the author of Favor and Gratitude: Reading Galatians in its Greco-Roman Context (Lexington Books, 2020), and co-editor of Bible, Interpretation and Context: Reading Meaning from an African […]

Spring 2024 Shapiro Lecture with Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

    In-Person & Online

It's complicated! Network analysis and Jewish-Christian relationships in the Babylonian Talmud.   This talk will introduce a new set of methodological tools for understanding the connections between Jews and Christians in late antiquity. Together with a zoologist, Prof. Yossi Yovel, Bar-Asher Siegal will use network analysis, commonly used in sciences, to generate models of inter-religious […]

CSCL Spring 2024 Symposium

    Meeting/Conference | Liturgy/Prayer Service
Online & In-Person

"Moving Along the Arc: Women and Men Religious as Agents of Reconciliation and Transformative Action Towards a More Racially Just Church and World" Together with The National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC), the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life (CSCL) at CTU continues the conversation about the role of consecrated religious women and men play […]

Blessed are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Join us for an inspirational evening as we honor two national leaders in immigration and refugee services. Donna Markham, OP and Elena Segura will receive CTU's highest honors at this dinner which will also highlight CTU's role in preparing religious and lay men and women to serve in this crucial ministry at this critical moment in time.

Varieties of Jewish Cultures


This panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah of University of Groningen, will feature experts on the Jewish communities of Iran, Yemen, and Morocco. After providing an overview of the history of Jewish life in the Middle East, Dr. Goldstein-Sabbah will facilitate a fascinating discussion that will explore the distinctive aspects of these ancient Jewish […]

Schreiter Institute 2024 Spring Symposium on Reconciliation

    conference/public lecture/prayer service
Online & In-Person

The global Church is entering into a culmination of a unique synodal process meant to renew global Catholicism and create a "listening Church". The presenters and attendees at this symposium will explore together how this synodal process can help bring about Pope Francis' image of the Church as an authentic "field hospital" that tends to the wounds of creation in global and local contexts. This unique gathering will convene scholars, theologians, artists, and practitioners in a public conversation about the challenges and possibilities for renewing the Catholic Church into a Field Hospital, through the Synodal process, that authentically attends to the healing of trauma and moral injury in God's creation.