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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BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITIES
February 2018 | Times TBD

More info to come.

 

REZA ASLAN BOOK TALK: ‘GOD’
Thursday, February 8, 2018   |   5:15 pm Reception; 6:30 pm Lecture 

CTS Board of Trustee member, author, TV personality and religious scholar Reza Aslan will be here to talk about his new book, God. Registration information to come soon.

 

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.

 

CONVOCATION – DR. JOANNE MARIE TERRELL [LIVE STREAMED
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm

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.

 

BAYARD RUSTIN SOCIETY/SDPC CONFERENCE 
Friday, April 6, 2018  |  7:00 am

More info to come.

 

VICTOR OBENHAUS LECTURESHIP SERIES [LIVE STREAMED]
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   |   5:15 pm – 6:30 pm 

This lecture series, named for Christian scholar and former interim CTS president, Victor Obenhaus, welcomes Quincy J. Rineheart. Topic to follow at a later date. Sponsored by the CTS PhD Program.

 

RIOTcon – BELOVED IS A VERB: Challenging Anti-Muslim Bias & Christian Privilege [LIVE STREAMED
April 19-20, 2018 | Time TBA

CTS and the IRI invite activists, students, scholars, religious leaders, artists, and community members for 2 days of dynamic keynotes, workshops, and discussion taking on anti-Muslim bias and Christian privilege. Pre-register for this important event HERE.

 

ANNUAL BAYARD RUSTIN SOCIETY LECTURE & AWARDS [LIVE STREAMED
Thursday, April 26, 2018 |  6:00 pm

More info to come.

 

GILBERTO CASTANEDA LECTURE AND RECEPTION [LIVE STREAMED]
Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 5:30pm

More info to come.

 

GRADUATE COMMUNITY WORSHIP [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, May 16, 2018  | 12pm

Join us for community worship and celebration of our 2018 graduates. Family and friends are welcome! After Chapel, stay for Community Lunch. CTS Community Lunch is free for students; for others, a donation of $5 is suggested.

 

SPRING FEST
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 4pm

Spring Fest is our annual end of the academic year family celebration.  Food, music, dancing, karaoke and a children’s play area.  Bring your family and celebrate the end of the semester with your CTS Community.

 

COMMENCEMENT [LIVE STREAMED
Friday, May 18, 2018  | 2:00pm

Commencement will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago. Details on honorees, commencement speakers will come at a later date.