Chicago Theological Seminary

Justice Lives Here

For over 165 years, Chicago Theological Seminary has pushed at the boundaries of theological education. Ours is an on-going legacy of progressive firsts and historic social justice. Today, CTS continues to push its boundaries beyond those of traditional seminaries and other conferrers of MDiv degrees.

Our mission is to create greater justice in today’s world. Collaborating with new communities. Establishing fresh areas of study. Opening our minds to different ways of thinking. Living into our beliefs more sincerely. CTS is transforming theological education. It all starts here.

Recent Events

Every year CTS hosts a number of exciting lectures, Wednesday Gatherings and other events. In case you weren't able to attend, here's a chance to see what you missed.

2024 Castañeda-Jennings Lecture and Awa...
ReLI Thriving in Ministry: Introduction ...
ReLI Thriving in Ministry: Civic Educati...
Wednesday Gatherings: The G. Campbell Mo...
RELI Thriving in Ministry: Introduction ...
Wednesday Gatherings: Abrahamic Transfor...
ReLI Thriving in Ministry: The Epidemic ...
Wednesday Gatherings: 100 Years of Teach...
Victor Obenhaus Lecture: Aisha Subhan...
Wednesday Gatherings: 2024 Distinguished...
Wednesday Gatherings: The Green Man in t...
Victor Obenhaus Lecture Series: Nolan Sh...
2024 LaCocque Interreligious Lecture and...
Wednesday Gathering: Are You for Real?: ...
CHM Event: Launch Celebration of the Jac...
Wednesday Gathering: Addressing Clergy W...
Jackson Oral History Project Launch Cele...
Permission to Sabbath...
Wednesday Gathering: Interreligious Stud...
Winter 2024 Convocation with Dr. Zachary...
Wednesday Gathering: Welcome Back with D...
Wednesday Gathering: A Service of Taizé...
Wednesday Gathering: Diwali 2023 Celebra...
Wednesday Gathering: Faith & Philanthrop...
2023 C. Shelby Rooks Lecture and Award...
2023 Castañeda-Jennings Lecture...
Un-Sutured Reading: A Critical Task for ...
Faith on the Frontlines: Womanist Theolo...
2023 André LaCocque Lecture and Schaalm...
The Chicago Interfaith Trolley Tour...
Victor Obenhaus Lecture Series: Leenah S...
Commencement 2022...
The Bodhi Christo Path: Conversations wi...
2022 Castañeda-Jennings Lecture: "Ghost...
2022 André LaCocque Interreligious Lect...
2021 C. Shelby Rooks Lecture...
Retirement Liturgy and Celebration of Re...
"American Muslim" Discussion...
Strengthening Our Leaders - Listening Se...
IRI event: Black Voices of Transformatio...
Professor Christophe Ringer - Necropolit...
CTS Public Square Lecture 2021 with Kama...
IRI Spring Lecture with Wajahat Ali, 3/3...
2021 Castañeda-Jennings Lecture...
Science for Seminaries Lecture, April 29...
Book Buzz: Hedges and Hong, May 4, 2021...
CTS 2021 Commencement...

Our 7 Neighbors Podcast

Join us for Season 3 of Our 7 Neighbors! Hosted by Rev. Brian E. Smith, this season centers stories gathered for our Rev. Jesse Jackson Oral Archive Project. Each episode includes segments from our Chicago Civil rights leaders interviews, paired with voices from modern community, faith, and social justice movements. Listen in on these historic interviews documenting the birth of a movement. Learn more here.

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