CTS is pleased to partner with these organizations in the continuing work of training religious leaders, as well as shaping the public square into one in which we all belong. We are grateful for their continued allyship in the work of social, racial and religious justice.

Established in 2020 by Rev. LaKesha Womack who created the concept of Rethinking Church to challenge congregations to rethink how they engage with their members and communities. A social impact community focused on providing tools and resources for ministry leaders to create healthy congregations and communities. The community is where the practical, academic, and spiritual come to work with a dedication to thinking, asking questions, and creating solutions. Although we serve the religious community, we are not affiliated with a specific denomination and encourage all faith communities to participate in our programming.Website
4th District AME Church
Today, the African Methodist Episcopal Church has membership in twenty Episcopal Districts in thirty-nine countries on five continents.Website
AAAS established the program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) in 1995 to facilitate communication between scientific and religious communities. DoSER builds on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large.Website
American Islamic College
American Islamic College is an institution of higher learning grounded in Islamic values, embracing students of all backgrounds. Our Chicago location uniquely positions AIC to represent and research the diversity of Islam in America.Website
Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken
Beth Shalom is a family synagogue. The synagogue exists as a place of worship for all people of the Hebrew-Israelite faith.Website
Carpenter Foundation
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation was formed in 1975 as E. Rhodes Carpenter Foundation by E. Rhodes Carpenter, founder of the Richmond, Virginia based company now known as Carpenter Co.Website
Chicago Council of Islamic Organizations
Our mission is to be the unifying federation of Islamic organizations of greater Chicagoland, the leading advocate of Muslim community interests and a catalyst for enriching American society.Website
Church of the Good Shepherd
United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace, we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.Website
Discover Corporation
Making your finances work harder for you.Learn More
Hampton Ministers Conference
Hampton Ministers ConferenceWebsite
Fosters health, wellness, and healing in the inner-city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts and operating a holistic health center. IMAN operates a health center; provides housing and job training for formerly incarcerated men; empowers local youth through leadership development, and inspire change through arts and culture programming.Website
Interfaith Youth Core
IFYC is a national nonprofit that equips the next generation of citizens and professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for leadership in a religiously diverse world. Partnering with higher education institutions and corporations, IFYC is dedicated to making interfaith cooperation the norm and building Interfaith America in the 21st century.Website
Jewish Council of Urban Affairs
The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is working to transform Chicago into a city free of poverty, racism and antisemitism, by mobilizing the Jewish community to be a powerful voice for economic and racial justice.Website
Lilly Endowment
We endeavor to help individuals reach their full potential, families to thrive and communities to flourish through grants to a range of charitable organizations.Website
Luce Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding The Foundation advances its mission through grantmaking and leadership programs in the fields of Asia, higher education, religion and theology, art, and public policy.Website
Metropolitan Community Church
Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging, and global human rights.Website
Mishkan Chicago
Fueled by Jewish tradition, Mishkan Chicago leads people toward more purposeful, more connected, and more inspired lives. When we do that, we change the world. We create Jewish spaces to bring your whole self, and be part of something larger than yourself.Website
Muslim Wellness Foundation
Our core mission is to reduce stigma and promote healing and emotional wellbeing in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training.  We envision a future in which faith communities are at the forefront of mental health advocacy and committed to developing an inclusive culture of compassion, understanding and support.Website
PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement) is a member-centric philanthropic laboratory for funders seeking to maximize their impact on democracy and civic life in the United States.Website
Parliament of the World’s Religions
Mission is to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities.Website
Q Christian Fellowship
Q Christian Fellowship cultivates radical belonging among LGBTQ+ people and allies through a commitment to growth, community, and relational justice.Website
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.
The mission of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC) is to nurture, sustain, and mobilize the African American faith community in collaboration with civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to address critical needs of human rights and social justice within local, national, and global communities.Website
The Chicago Metropolitan Association
The Chicago Metropolitan Association’s 92 congregations are spread across the beautiful city and out into its near suburbs. From neighborhood churches to suburban congregations, church families centered on ethnic traditions and those focused on multiracial, multicultural celebrations, sprawling buildings, house churches and the largest congregation in the United Church of Christ. CMA provides as varied a presence of the UCC and represents the intricate web of our wider church as people struggle together over issues, meet each other in the middle in ministry partnership, and lift one another up in shared hope.Website
The Fellowship of Affirming Ministry
The overriding purpose of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries is to support religious leaders and laity in moving toward a theology of radical inclusivity which, by its very nature, requires an equally radical social ministry reaching to the furthest margins of society to serve all in need without prejudice or discrimination.Website
The National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives.Website
United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination based in the United States, with historical and confessional roots in the Congregational, Reformed, Lutheran, and Anabaptist traditions, and with approximately 4,852 churches and 802,356 membersWebsite
Wabash Foundation
The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion seeks to enhance and strengthen education in theology and religion in theological schools, colleges, and universities in the United States and Canada.Website