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Call for Papers for CTS PhD Graduate Conference
Chicago Theological Seminary invites graduate students working in the humanities and social sciences, artists, organizers and intellectuals (broadly conceived) to submit papers on various topics and issues of the day.
CTS Represents at the AAR-SBL Annual Meeting
CTS is proud to recognize our 23 Leaders for the Next participating in the 2018 AAR-SBL meetings in Denver this month!
Marilynne Robinson Shares Lecture Text
Novelist and essayist, Marilynne Robinson will join us for an evening lecture on November 7. The event is FREE, but an RSVP is required. Seating is limited; register here.
On Friday, October 12, 2018, we installed Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr as the 13th President in our rich 163-year legacy. Clergy, academia, elected officials, and friends gathered at Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's South Side to celebrate this historic occasion.
Women’s Voices, Exceptional Conversations Series
We revisit our Women's Voices, Exceptional Conversations podcast series, featuring women from diverse faith backgrounds who are engaged in profound dialogue that is designed to address the intersections of gender, religion, and social justice issues.
IRI at Parliament of the World’s Religions
Learn how the InterReligious Institute and CTS will be partnering with the Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto, Ontario in November.
The Bible: the Perfect Primer on Immigration Law for Senator Sessions
CTS Life Trustee Craig Mousin shares his thoughts on the current immigration challenges in the United States.
CTS Statement on Trump vs. Hawaii Supreme Court Decision
We hold fast to our commitments that compel us to embrace not only the rhetoric but the reality of diversity. We hold fast to engaging in work that unifies us as a diverse people and to speaking out against discrimination and prejudice wherever we see it.
CTS Welcomes Egyptian Delegation on June 25
On Monday, June 25, the InterReligious Institute, in partnership with Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is welcoming a delegation from Egypt and hosting an interactive dialogue, “The Role of Religion in Post-Revolutionary Egypt.”
Lapp Learning Commons hosts the Morgan Model Collection
The collection features seven model replicas of sacred spaces in the Chicagoland area including KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue in Hyde Park and the Unity Temple in Oak Park.
Decision In The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
Read President Ray's response to the SCOTUS' ruling in favor of the baker over the same-sex couple in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
CTS Pastors’ Experience
An event rooted and grounded in the African American cultural experience with the purpose to inquire and engage pastors, provide essential skills and professional development and address issues of importance to the African American church and community.
The Events Celebrating The Installation Of Our 13th President
Since 1855, Chicago Theological Seminary has pushed the boundaries of theological formation and education. Join us as we welcome the 13th President, Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr. in our rich 163-year legacy.
2018 Commencement Ceremony at CTS
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 was held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 here at CTS. Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza was the 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.
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.
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.