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February 20, 2012:

Dr. Peter Ochs, the Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia and a leading interpreter of Jewish thought, shares his insights on the need for trilateral dialogue in light of Pope Benedict’s controversial remarks on Islam during his address at the University of Regensburg.


September 9, 2011:

A Conversation with One of the Most Distinguished Scholars of the Muslim World Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

November 7, 2011:

The intensely troubling story of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac has been central in Jewish thought and biblical interpretation. Jewish thinkers in ancient, medieval and modern times have used this story to think about questions like the meaning and purpose of sacrifice, the nature of Divine mercy, and even to call into question God's justice. This lecture will show how midrashic and medieval interpretation made this story a Jewish one, deeply connected to Jewish ritual, practice, history and

October 3, 2011:

The Twelfth Annual Louis J. Luzbetak, S.V.D., Lecture on Mission and Culture

"'Without Faces': Women's Perspectives on Contextual Missiology."

November 2, 2011:

In partnership with the First Analysis Institute of Integrative Studies, CTU and the Bernardin Center have been engaged in furthering our efforts in trilateral interreligious dialogue through a program entitled,  “IN GOOD FAITH: Jews, Christians, and Muslims Sharing Perspectives on Issues that Matter to Our Faith Communities and to Our World.”

The “IN GOOD FAITH” programs for 2011-2012 consist of two events under the broad theme of “Approaching Difficult Ethical and Moral Questions and Issues from a Faith Perspective.”

October 30, 2011:

As the feasts of All Saints and All Souls approach, we think of our loved ones who have gone before us and, as Christians have for centuries, wonder what life beyond death truly is. The biblical peoples, too, yearned to know more about the “far side.” This Sundays at CTU presentation will consider in word and artistic images the rich variety of metaphors that the Scriptures use in an attempt to understand what our destiny beyond death may be. For most of its history in biblical times, the people of Israel had no clear convictions about the afterlife.

October 12, 2011:

Mary and the Trinity en conjunto: A focus on Sor María Ana Águeda de San Ignacio (1695-1756)

September 18, 2011:

Medicine is a genuine ministry. All one need to do is to read the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles to know that the ministry of Jesus and his early disciples was a ministry of preaching and healing.  Similarly, St. Francis of Assisi and the early friars preached in city squares and cared for lepers.  Yet, while much has been written about the spirituality of patients coping with illness, little attention has been paid to the spirituality of being a health care professional.

March 11, 2010:

“IN GOOD FAITH: Jews, Christians, and Muslims Sharing Perspectives on Issues that Matter to Our Faith Communities and to Our World” is an initiative of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in partnership with First Analysis Institute of Integrative Studies. 

August 28, 2011:

What does it mean to be Catholic? Is it about loyalty to the pope? To bishops? To particular doctrines like Mary’s Immaculate Conception or Transubstantiation? While these things certainly are a part of Catholic faith, what this lecture will suggest is that being Catholic rests ultimately on something much more foundational. This is the principle of “sacramentality,” the conviction that what we know and experience in our everyday lives gives us a glimpse of what God is really like.