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Continuing a Jesuit tradition of leadership in theological research and education, Loyola offers both undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees in Theology which can prepare you for life beyond Loyola, whatever career you choose to pursue.

Ecology and Religion: Pedagogical Challenges & Opportunities

Dr. Sandra Sullivan Dunbar of the Theology Department and Stephen Mitten, S.J. from the Institute of Environmental Sustainability will speak at the Theology Department’s next event on Theology and Ecology.

A Panel on Queer Theology

Loyola University Chicago’s Chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honors Society for Religious Studies and Theology, will hold its second panel presentation this spring on the the topic of "Queer Theology" on Wednesday, March 26, in Cuneo Hall 324.

International Conference on Jesuits and Social Justice

On April 4, 2014, Dr. Michael Schuck will speak at the International Conference on Jesuits and Social Justice at the Akademia Ignatianem in Krakow Poland on the topic "Integrating Environmental Science, Spirituality, and Ethics in Jesuit Education."

The First Inaugural John Courtney Murray Forum

The Catholic Studies Minor will be hosting its 1st Inaugural John Courtney Murray Forum titled "Disposable Culture and Our World Today" on March 31, 2014.

Religious Environmentalism, Hinduism, and India - Romanticism or Reality

Profs. Tracy Pintchman and William French will address the topic “Religious Environmentalism, Hinduism, and India: Romanticism or Reality?” this Wednesday, March 12, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Coffey Hall – McCormick Lounge.

Theology & Ecology Events 2013 - 2014

The Theology Department is sponsoring a series of lectures and programs this academic year on the topic of environmental sustainability with other departments and institutes throughout the university. The programs will range from a major conference co-sponsored with the Institute for Environmental Sustainability to programs featuring the Loyola Theology faculty.

Theology and Ethics in the Midst of Ecological Concern

The 12th Annual Loyola University Chicago/Marquette Graduate Theological Colloquium was held on Saturday, February, 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Information Commons, 4th Floor.

Is My Brain Killing My Soul?

Loyola University Chicago’s Chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honors Society for Religious Studies and Theology, held a panel presentation on the topic "Is My Brain Killing My Soul? on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Cuneo Hall 324.

Healing Earth Chicago Workshop II

The International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) met on February 9 - 14 for a workshop at Loyola University's Retreat and Ecology Center in Woodstock, Illinois.

"How Politics Became Impossible and Ethics Became Unnecessary"

Robin Lovin, Director of Research at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics emeritus at SMU, participated in a colloquium for faculty and students on Feb. 21, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Piper Hall.

Feminist Bioethics and the Concept of Parenthood in the Age of Reproduction

Prof. Hille Haker spoke at LMU's Bioethics Institute on Thursday, February 6, on the topic of "Feminist Bioethics and the Concept of Parenthood in the Age of Reproduction."

New World Pope: Pope Francis & The Future Of The Church

The video of Fr. Peter Bernardi's plenary address, "Pope Francis and Ignatian Discernment," given for a conference at DePaul University, is now available for viewing.

Ecology and Liturgy: The Jewish Feast of Tu BiShvat

Devorah Schoenfeld spoke on "Ecology and Liturgy: The Jewish Feast of Tu BiShvat" on Wednesday, January 15, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge.

The 2013 Cody/Farrell Lecture and Colloquium

The 2013 Cody/Farrell Lecture and Colloquium was given by Dr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, Professor of Theology, Boston College, on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. in Coffey Hall/McCormick Lounge and on Friday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m. in Crown Center 530.

Keynote Address - 'The Art of "Chasing Ice"'

James Balog, founder of the Extreme Ice Survey, the most wide-ranging, ground-based, photographic study of glaciers ever conducted, was the keynote speaker on Thursday, Nov. 14, for a conference titled "U.S. Energy and Environment: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy."

U. S. Energy and Climate Change: Science, Ethics, and Public Policies

This major two day conference addressed the urgency of climate change and explored the validity of the scientific evidence supporting climate change, the ethics of fossil fuel extraction, energy production, and emissions, and the public policy options regarding energy in the United States. It was held on Nov. 14 and 15 in Mundelein Auditorium on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.

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