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Sr. Maricarmen Bracamontes, OSB , presents on the topic of "Dialogue across the Americas." Recorded on October 16, 2015 as part of the conference "The Global Call of Religious Life Today," sponsored by the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life (CSCL) at CTU.  Learn more about the Center: http://www.ctu.edu/consecratedlife. 

We are grateful to Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for their generous support of our events in this Year of Consecrated Life!

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­Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, presents on the topic of "Dialogue across the Americas." Recorded on October 16, 2015 as part of the conference "The Global Call of Religious Life Today," sponsored by the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life (CSCL) at CTU.  Learn more about the Center: http://www.ctu.edu/consecratedlife. 

We are grateful to Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for their generous support of our events in this Year of Consecrated Life!

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­Ms. Mariba Zimmermann of the Focolare Movement presents "Conversations across the Middle East – Every Encounter is a Gift." Recorded on October 17, 2015 as part of the conference "The Global Call of Religious Life Today," sponsored by the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life (CSCL) at CTU.  Learn more about the Center: http://www.ctu.edu/consecratedlife. 

We are grateful to Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for their generous support of our events in this Year of Consecrated Life!

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Fr. Leslie Hoppe, OFM, explains the differences between religious order priests and diocesan priests. Leslie Hoppe, OFM, is the Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at CTU.

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Rev. Robin Ryan, CP, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, CTU delivers a lecture "Why Catholics Leave the Church and What Can Be Done About It."  This lecture was recorded on Sunday, November 1, 2015  as part of the Sundays at CTU Series.

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At this event, sponsored by CTU's Center for the Study of Consecrated Life, six panelists present their research and reflection on the topics below. This conversation is a follow up to the inaugural "Conversations We Must Have in Religious Life Today," which took place at CTU on April 14, 2015.  This conversation was recorded at CTU on September 23, 2015.

PANELISTS AND TOPICS

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John Markey, OP, presents the lecture "Notes from the Road More Travelled: Doing Theology in a US Cultural Context." Fr. Markey proposes that, in the current century, U.S. theologians are faced with a mission to inculturate the Gospel and Christian Tradition in terms relatable to the cultural ethos of the United States, e.g. its unique patterns of thought, social structures, cultural narratives, and rituals. While Hispanics/Latin@s, African Americans, Asian Americans, feminists, etc.

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Dr. Ilia Delio, OSF,  presents a lecture on "Evolution and the Primacy of Christ:  From Scotus to Teilhard." How do we understand the meaning of Jesus Christ in an evolutionary universe? Franciscan theologian Duns Scotus said that love and not sin was the reason for the incarnation, an idea which influenced the thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. This lecture will explore the theology of Pierre Teilhard through the primacy of love and the emergence of Christ in evolution. Recorded live at CTU on October 6, 2015, for the Duns Scotus Lecture.

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This podcast features a lecture by Sr. Dawn Nothwehr, OSF, given at the Ecumenical and Interfaith Convocation, Celebrating Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si:, On Care for Our Common Home. Sr. Dawn Nothwehr, OSF, holds The Erica and Harry John Family Endowed Chair in Catholic Ethics, and teaches in the Historical and Doctrinal Studies department. The lecture was recorded on October 3, 2015, at CTU.

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In times marked by increases in violence and intolerance, from Ferguson, MO to New York City, from Guerrero, Mexico to Northern Nigeria, what might African-American spiritual traditions offer to communities that are journeying in search of authenticity and wholeness? The lecturer is Dr. C. Vanessa White, Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry and Director of the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program. Recorded at CTU on Sunday, September 13, as part of the Sundays at CTU series.

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