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. A full listing of Seminary events can also be found on our Community Calendar.

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11aug10:00 am2:00 pmBud Billiken Parade2nd largest parade in the U.S. that celebrates children and youth.10:00 am - 2:00 pm

18aug8:00 am3:45 pmAMPLIFY YOUR VOICE WORKSHOPA one-day “toolbox” for Muslim activists and organizations.8:00 am - 3:45 pm Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street


12sep12:00 pm1:00 pmConvocation Iwith Rev. Dr. Scott Haldeman, Associate Professor of Worship12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

23sep3:00 pm6:30 pmCelebrate SukkotAn Interfaith Opportunity to Build, Eat, & Learn3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street

25sep5:15 pm6:30 pmVICTOR OBENHAUS LECTURESHIP SERIESNamed for Christian scholar and former interim CTS president, Victor Obenhaus5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

27sep7:00 pm8:30 pmSacred SpaceExplore how sacred spaces equip us to engage in the work of justice7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street

30sep2:00 pm4:00 pmA Day of Unity & Service Help us to prepare meals for those in our community who struggle to put food on their tables.2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street


10octAll Day12FeaturedTHE INSTALLATION CELEBRATION OF OUR 13TH PRESIDENT STEPHEN G. RAY JR.OCTOBER 10th - OCTOBER 12th Chicago Theological Seminary cordially invites you to the special events for the Installation of our 13th President, Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr. The events are free, but registration is required.(All Day)

10oct8:00 amSEMINARY LIFE DAYWe invite you to experience a full day in the life of a seminary.8:00 am

10oct5:15 pmAN EVENING WITH ARTIST, MICO (hosted by President Ray)5:15 pm Reception • 6:00 pm Lecture
An exhibition of works by artist, Michael Benson.
5:15 pm Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street

11oct5:15 pmC. SHELBY ROOKS 12TH ANNUAL LECTURE5:15 pm Reception • 6:30 pm Lecture
Named for CTS president, C. Shelby Rooks, the first African American to serve as president of a predominately white theological school.
5:15 pm Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street

12oct3:00 pmINSTALLATION OF PRESIDENT STEPHEN G. RAY JR.Join us as we welcome the 13th President in our rich 164-year legacy.3:00 pm Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 W 95th Street


01nov8:00 am07(nov 7)4:00 pmCTS AT THE PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONSNOVEMBER 1ST - NOVEMBER 7TH8:00 am - 4:00 pm (7) Toronto, Ontario

07nov12:00 pmConvocation IIspeaker TBD12:00 pm

07nov5:00 pmMARILYNNE ROBINSON Public Square Lecture Series5:00 pm Reception • 6:00 pm Lecture
Novelist and essayist, Marilynne Robinson will join us for an evening lecture.
5:00 pm

17nov(nov 17)8:00 am20(nov 20)4:00 pmAmerican Academy of Religion & Society of Biblical Literature Annual MeetingThe largest events of the year in the fields of religious studies and theology8:00 am - 4:00 pm (20) Colorado Convention Center


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