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.
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.
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 2nd and 4th Wednesday.
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.
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.