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.

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Recent Events

CTS has had a number of exciting lectures, guests speakers and events. In case you weren’t able to attend, here’s a chance to see what you’re missing.

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...

Wednesday Gatherings

A new tradition born out of the Pandemic of 2020, when Wednesday Chapel became Weekly Reflections. And now, in a hybrid format, we are Wednesday Gatherings -- an hour featuring CTS faculty, students and community speakers and activists. These events provide insightful conversation from provocative leaders working towards greater justice. Join us every Wednesday.

Wednesday Gatherings: Susan Thistlethwai...
Wednesday Gathering: Bearing Trauma as t...
Wednesday Gatherings: A Quaker Pastoral ...
Wednesday Gatherings: Sukkot Celebration...
Wednesday Gatherings: Fall Convocation 2...
Finding Rest in the Storm: Embracing a ...
Wednesday Reflections: Stories of Hope (...
Wednesday Reflections: February 3, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, February 17 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, February 24, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, February 10 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 17, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 10, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 3, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 24, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 31, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, April 7, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, April 14, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, April 21, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, April 28, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, May 5, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections: Retirement Celebr...

Blog

The CTS community – faculty, students, alums – are bold, provocative leaders of religious and social justice ideas. And we don’t just preach our commitments. We live them out loud, every day, for the whole world to see. If you are interested in becoming a guest blogger, click here.

Justice Lives Here

Justice Lives Here
Celebrating the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Stephen Ray
President Ray Announces Retirement
Let’s Get Free: A Case for An Abolition Theology
President Ray’s Opinion on United Methodist Decision
Prayer for the Children
President Ray Responds to UMC General Conference 2019 Vote
The Moment It Suddenly Became Personal
Laquan McDonald: The Value of Black Life & The Accountability of Civil Authorities
Loving A World Not Our Own

Our 7 Neighbors Podcast

The InterReligious Institute CTS seeks to lift up the voices and experiences of people experiencing and combating Islamophobia and xenophobia. Each of the 7 episodes in the podcast features a personal story, an interview with an advocate in the field, and a thoughtful conversation from an interreligious perspective, creating space for new ideas, best practices and dynamic human beings to emerge.

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