Colloquia

  • An Islamic Response to ISIS: A Panel Discussion with Omer Mozaffar, Dr. Lisa Reiter & the LUC Community

    Join the Hank Center and Campus Ministry for this panel discussion about an Islamic response to ISIS. The panel will feature Omer Mozaffar (Muslim Chaplain, LUC), Dr. Lisa Reiter (Director, Campus Ministry), and student representatives from the Loyola community. Please join us for this important and timely discussion.
  • His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi to Receive Honorary Degree from Loyola University Chicago

    In honor of the installation of the John Courtney Murray Chair in Public Service, His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi will address Loyola University Chicago community and receive an honorary degree from Loyola as well.
  • The Preferential Option for Culture in Latino/a Theology

    This colloquium seeks to honor the presence of Cardinal Ravasi in the United States by engaging the rich history and diversity of Latino/a Catholicism, and the origins, development, and future of Latino/a theology.
  • CANTICO & CREOSOTE: Experimental Films With A Religious Theme

    Loyola's School of Communications presents two films that make use of the religious image and symbol of St. Francis to explore the cinematic form. Join them on Sunday, 22 February 2015 at 7PM at the Damen Cinema!
  • Caring for Our Common Home: Conversations on Ecology & Justice

    On September 9, 2015, join Loyola University Chicago for a day-long series of events responding to, and reflecting upon, Pope Francis's recent environmental encyclical Laudato Si.
  • The Racial Divide in the United States

    A symposium with guest speaker Most Rev. Edward Braxton, Bishop of Belleville, IL
  • Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Mexicans

    In November 2014 Loyola University Chicago’s Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage (CCIH) will launch the second in a series of conferences that focus on the historical, cultural, and religious roles that Roman Catholicism played in sustaining ethnic identity for many immigrant communities who came to Chicago in the 20th century. The 2014 Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference will focus on the the Mexican immigrant community here in Chicago.
  • Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014

    From 16-18 October 2014, the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago will host a conference marking the bicentennial of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus in 1814.
  • The challenges of Global Jesuit Education: Responses to Poverty and displacement

    Symposium with Prof. David Hollenbach, S.J., University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice and Director of The Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. Wednesday, November 13, 2013. 3:30pm - 5:30pm. Damen Student Center MPR-South. All are welcome to attend.
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  • Did you miss the Hank Center's panel discussion Habemus Papam +1?

    The videos of the panel discussion Habemus Papam +1 are now available on the Hank Center's website. They are located in the right hand column of the homepage. Enjoy!
  • Collectio Avellana Project

    The Collectio Avellana is a compilation of 244 imperial, papal, and senatorial letters and documents. The goals of this project are to provide a systematic study of the Collectio Avellanaas a whole, as well as of individual documents, events, and to contribute to a better understanding of the history of both the Later Roman Empire and the Early Church.
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  • Habemus Papam +1: The First Year of Pope Francis A symposium to mark the first year of Pope Francis's reign

    To mark the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s election, The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage is hosting a symposium, Habemus Papam +1: The First Year of Pope Francis. Join us on Thursday, March 27, from 1– 5:30 p.m. for a lively discussion focused on the first year of the Pope’s reign: What has he accomplished? Where do we go from here? What remains to be done?
  • Sanctuary and Sustenance: Syria and the Plight of Refugees

    Throughout Spring 2014, a team of Chicago based partners will be hosting a series of events across the city looking at the current political situation and humanitarian crisis in Syria through the eyes of displaced and refugee civilians. Loyola's Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage is taking part in this series with a symposium.
  • Jesuits and Sports: Historical Perspectives and Resources for our Times

    On January 31, the Hank Center will host a lecture by Fr. Patrick Kelly, S.J., Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University. In his book Catholic Perspective on Sports Fr. Kelly, S.J. provides a historic overview of the changing Catholic views towards sports, broadens traditional understanding of the interconnectedness between spirituality and athletics, and explains why this topic has been neglected by scholars. The author offers new insights on the contributions of Catholic thought and its relevance to sports today.
  • Habemus Papam: Abdication, Conclave, and the Chair of St. Peter

    A panel discussion exploring the history of the papacy, the unexpected Pope Benedict’s XVI decision to step down as the leader of the Catholic Church, and challenges ahead. | February 26, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
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  • Music of the Jesuit Missions

    The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage presents a research colloquium: Music of the Jesuit Missions. This colloquium will explore the history, traditions, and efforts to restore and re-introduce the colonial music of Latin America.
  • Music of the Jesuit Missions I

    On April 10 Chicago based chamber music chorus Bella Voce and Chicago Arts Orchestra performed American Colonial Music at Madonna della Strada Chapel. The concert was part of a day long research colloquium: Music of the Jesuit Missions. This colloquium explored the history, traditions, and efforts to restore and re-introduce the colonial music of Latin America.
  • Music of the Jesuit Missions II

    On April 10 Chicago based chamber music chorus Bella Voce and Chicago Arts Orchestra performed American Colonial Music at Madonna della Strada Chapel. The concert was part of a day long research colloquium: Music of the Jesuit Missions. This colloquium explored the history, traditions, and efforts to restore and re-introduce the colonial music of Latin America.
  • The Third Annual Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Poles

    Join us for the third installation of the Hank Center's Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference. This year, in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Program in Polish Studies at Loyola University Chicago, we will be looking at the Polish community in Chicago.
  • “this need to dance / this need to kneel”: The Poetry and Poetic Life of Denise Levertov

    Join The Hank Center for our upcoming international conference devoted to the life and work of the poet Denise Levertov (1923-1997). “this need to dance / this need to kneel”: The Poetry and Poetic Life of Denise Levertov will take place October 23-24, 2015 on Loyola's Water Tower Campus. Register today!
  • The 2015 Teilhard de Chardin, SJ Lecture: Violence, Mysticism, and Rene Girard by Prof. Ann Astell

    Join us for the 2015 Teilhard de Chardin Lecture in Catholic Studies! Prof. Ann Astell - visiting Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Catholic Studies - will be offering a lecture titled "Violence, Mysticism, and Rene Girard."