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Commencement Week 2018
Graduates and their families are invited to join the CTS community at the following events leading up to Friday's Commencement Ceremony.
Meet Brian Smith and President Stephen Ray
CTS alumni, students, and religious leaders, especially members of the black and African-American communities, are invited to join Brian E. Smith, Director of Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, and CTS President, Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray, Jr.
Rev. Barbara Lohrbach named 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner
Chicago Theological Seminary is pleased to announce Rev. Barbara Lohrbach (MDiv '02) as the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
Meet President Stephen G. Ray, Jr.
Get a behind the scenes look at President Ray's first week at CTS.
2018 Castañeda Lecture
The 2018 Gilberto Castaneda Lecture will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 here at CTS. Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza will be our Lecturer.
IRI Hosts Book Talk with Religious Scholar Reza Aslan
The InterReligious Institute welcomes CTS Board of Trustee, author, TV personality, and religious scholar, Reza Aslan to talk about his new book, God: A Human History.
2017 Rooks Lecture
The Annual C. Shelby Rooks Lecture will held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 with speaker, Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Atlanta's Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
The largest Master of Divinity class ever
This year’s Fall 2017 class marks the largest incoming MDiv class ever enrolled in the 162 year history of the seminary.
CTS Participates in Interfaith Charlottesville Service
CTS students, staff, and faculty joined members of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities to speak out against white supremacy and the violence.
Crossing The Sea Together
As division tears at the fabric of our nation, cts and friends hosted a modest opportunity celebrate unity and diversity, friendship and peace!
Beloved President, Rev. Dr. Alice W. Hunt to Retire
Acting President & General Counsel, Donald C. Clark Jr.'s reflection on President Alice Hunt's announcement of her retirement.
PhD Alumni/ae Book Events
CTS is proud to welcome Dr. Vannesa Lovelace and Dr. Adam Kotsko for two book events this Spring. Please plan to join us.
RIOTconversations: Faithful Ministry for the Trump Era
A continuing education workshop exploring strategic opportunities in this urgent and difficult time for ministry.
Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder Nomination
Rev. Dr. Stephanie B. Crowder nominated for Annual College of Ministers & Laity at Morehouse College.
RIOTconversations: Era of Neo Reconstruction
A continuing education workshop exploring what faithful ministry looks like in our changing political times.
2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
Award winners have demonstrated that they are pillars within their communities and best reflect our message of love and tolerance.
Additions & Partnerships to Academic Programs
CTS will debut its Certificate Concentration in Chaplaincy Studies and two Academic Partnerships with Hartford Seminary and Aurora University this Fall.