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June 19, 2016:

CTU alumna Sr. Luma Khudher, OP, gives a firsthand account of “The Situation of Christians in Iraq: Struggle and Hope.”  Though Christians in Iraq are considered to be one of the oldest continuous Christian communities in the world, reports note that hundreds of ancient Christian churches and places of worship have been destroyed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State throughout Iraq and Syria.  Millions have been forced to flee as refugees, and entire groups have been killed. Large Christian communities have also been emptied, putting an end to thousands of years of history.

June 17, 2016:

Fr. Benigno Beltran, SVD, delivers the lecture "The Global Call of Religious Life in Asia” at the Global Call of Religious Life Conference, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life (CSCL) at Catholic Theological Union. Learn more about the Center: http://www.ctu.edu/consecratedlife. Recorded October 17, 2016.

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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May 24, 2016:

Sr. Sharon L. Holland, IHM, receives a Honorary Doctorate in Ministry from Catholic Theological Union, and delivers her speech at the 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 12th.

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May 23, 2016:

Sr. Christa Kathlene Castillas Parra IBVM was selected by her peers to be the Representative of the Graduates at Catholic Theological Union's 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony, held May 12, 2016. She delivers her powerful speech in this video.

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May 23, 2016:

Rev. James F. Keenan, SJ, receives a Honorary Doctorate in Theology from Catholic Theological Union, and delivers his speech at the 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 12th. 

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May 17, 2016:

On April 27, 2016, at the annual Blessed are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner, Carole Segal was awarded with the Diakonia service award. Chicagoan Carole Segal has committed herself in an extraordinary way to building bridges of understanding among the Abrahamic faiths. She is a Charter Member of the Bernardin Center Advisory Board and a longstanding friend to CTU. Mrs. Segal is also a devoted advocate of just immigration policies. Click here to read a transcript of Carole Segal's remarks.

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April 27, 2016:

CTU Professor Dr. C. Vanessa White interviews Dr. Shannen Dee Williams on the hidden history of Black Catholic Sisters, and their fight to dismantle racial and gender barriers in the U.S. Church and in wider U.S. society. Dr. Williams is working on a book titled “Subversive Habits: Black Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate Catholic America.”  This conversation was recorded in CTU's studio on March 1, 2016. Please click here for the podcast version.

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April 15, 2016:

Speakers include Rabbi Evan Moffic, Rev. Edward Foley, OFM, Hind Makki. "IN GOOD FAITH: Jews, Christians, and Muslims Sharing Perspective 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. Recorded March 8, 2016 at Catholic Theological Union.

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April 15, 2016:

Speakers include David Bowles, Omer M. Mozaffar, Rabbi Shoshanh Conover. "IN GOOD FAITH: Jews, Christians, and Muslims Sharing Perspective 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. Recorded December 7, 2015 at Catholic Theological Union.

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April 14, 2016:

Catholic Theological Union's On Care for Our Common Home series gives insight into Laudato Si' through select passages that illuminate Pope Francis' encyclical addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future. The series features reflections by faculty of Catholic Theological Union, and can be used by parish groups or discussion gatherings or for personal reflection.

Please click here to download the accompanying study guide.

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