CTU students bring creativity, unique perspectives and life experiences to their studies and their ministries. St. Oscar Romero scholar and MA in Ministry student Jacky Romo created the Passion of the Monarca Migrante as a reflection of her Mexican heritage, and utilized her skills as a graphic design major and theologian.
In 2019, Catholic Theological Union joined the Latinx Catholic Leadership Coalition for a national pilgrimage and teach-in in El Paso, Texas to learn more about and discuss immigration.
Reading the Bible en Espanglish: Latin@ Biblical Interpretation for Ministry
The relationship between the lived daily experiences of Latin@ communities in the USA and their engagement with the Bible/la Biblia serves as point of departure for any number of Latin@ biblical scholars. This course explores the hermeneutical methods, sources, themes, and insights of an ecumenical selection of Latin@ biblical scholars with particular attention to their significance for ministry.
Strangers, Migrants, and Refugees in the Bible
A literary, historical, and theological examination of various strangers, migrants and refugees in the OT and NT in order to help students to address effective pastoral responses to the issue of migration in our world today. Cross-cultural issues, implications and applications are addressed.
Faith on the Move: Bible, Migration, and Mission
A literary, historical, and theological examination of various migrants and refugees in the Bible in order to demonstrate the interconnectedness between migration and mission. Intercultural issues and effective pastoral responses to the issue of migration and evangelism will be considered.