Events

During the academic year we have many events, which address the intersectional issues of racial justice, LGBTQ and gender issues, interreligious collaboration from both a theological as well as an activist lens. Join us for one of our upcoming events or schedule a visit to experience our CTS community.

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PRE-ROOKS LECTURE CHAPEL [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   |   12:00 pm 

Quincy Rineheart, PhD candidate will be preaching at our weekly chapel the week of C. Shelby Rooks Lecture Series Event. More info to come.

 

C. SHELBY ROOKS LECTURE [LIVE STREAMED]
Thursday, October 12, 2017   |   5:15 pm Reception, 6:30 pm Lecture

This annual lecture has been named for the first African American to serve as President of a predominately white theological school in the U.S. He served as President of CTS from 1974-1984. President Rooks was committed to the study of Black religion, academic excellence and Church ministry. The C. Shelby Rooks Lectureship, invites individuals and communities, lay, clergy, students and scholars to engage in religious theological reflection on issues relevant to African American faith, freedom, and justice.

This year’s lecturer is Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, PhD, senior pastor of Atlanta’s Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. Lecture topic: “Black Theology, The Black Church & America’s Prison Industrial Complex.”

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

 

RABBI HERMAN E. SCHAALMAN INTERRELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP AWARD [ENTRY DEADLINE]
Friday, October 27, 2017  |  5:00 pm

CTS Students are invited to offer a two-part paper identifying a specific issue or gap within a particular context that could be addressed through an interreligious event/initiative and setting forth a plan for implementing that event/initiative. One winner will be selected and will receive a $500 honorarium plus an additional $500 micro grant to enact their event/initiative. Entries are due to the Dean’s office via email no later than Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The winner will be announced November 3, 2017. For more information, email lisa.seiwert@ctschicago.edu.

 

RETHINKING VETERANS DAY 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   |   9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational UCC
124 W. Washington St.
Burlington, WI 53105

Part 1 of our RIOTconversation series, this education workshop will feature faculty member Rev. Dr. Zachary Moon, author of Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families. Churches can play a crucial role in supporting our nation’s military veterans and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, Chicago Theological Seminary and the The Brown Endowment for Continuing Education are addressing some of the challenges and issues facing our Vets.

For more information and to register, please click HERE

 

RETHINKING VETERANS DAY [LIVE STREAMED]
Friday, November 10, 2017   |   9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Part 2 of our RIOTconversation series, this education workshop will feature faculty member Rev. Dr. Zachary Moon, author of Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families. Churches can play a crucial role in supporting our nation’s military veterans and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, Chicago Theological Seminary and the Chicago Metropolitan Association are addressing some of the challenges and issues facing our Vets.

For more information and to register, please click HERE

 

VICTOR OBENHAUS LECTURESHIP SERIES [LIVE STREAMED]
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   |   5:15 pm – 6:30 pm 

Narratives are powerful. We tend to live within and reenact the stories we tell ourselves. As such, the fantastique can serve as imaginative literature that reveals not only the world we know, but can also empower us to envision and manifest new lives and futures. On Tuesday, November 14th, join CTS PhD student Jess Peacock for a discussion on how narratives such as the film Okja and the Gospels can break our hearts and instigate revolution, challenging the culture to move beyond the narratives that compel the ritual of consumption, and embrace a new intersectional ethos of the sacredness of all life.

To read more about the lecture, please click HERE

 

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   |   12:00 pm 

More info to come. Sponsored by the Heyward Boswell Society. Contact Wei-Jen Chen at wchen@ctschicago.edu

 

VICTOR OBENHAUS LECTURESHIP SERIES [LIVE STREAMED]
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   |   5:15 pm – 6:30 pm 

Speaker: Sunhee Jun; Lecture title: “The Silent Cry: A Feminist Reading of the Woman’s Silence in the Markan Ending.” More info to come.

 

SEMINARY SUNDAY
Sunday, February 25, 2018   |   12:00 pm 

Seminary Sunday is an annual day for churches, worship centers, and organizations to learn more about the value of theological education. Seminaries are educational institutions that educate students in theology, to prepare them to be pastors, ministers, rabbis, or for other ministry or careers. We invite you to learn more about how we connect heritage, culture, and ministry, to further a global understanding of theology and its relevance to society.