Loyola University Chicago

THEA Institute

Theology of Healing Earth in Action

Welcome to the Theology of Healing Earth in Action (THEA) Institute, an innovative program at Loyola University Chicago dedicated to environmental sustainability, faith, and theology.

THEA Summer Institute, our original flagship program, offers high school students the opportunity to learn about environmental justice and grow in their spirituality while spending a week living at one of the greenest campuses in the nation. THEA Fellowship, our new program for 2021, is a year-long mentorship program that connects students at Chicago-area high schools with Loyola students and encourges prayer, reflection, and learning. 

Summer Institute students live on campus and learn from expert theologians and scientists, including the founding dean of Loyola's School of Environmental Sustainability. The program seeks to promote leadership and cultivate a new generation of pioneers who will lead integrated lives of faith and justice, empowering them to respond to contemporary social challenges. The summer Institute offers a holistic and diverse experience which invites students to discover and discern their gifts and vocation while fostering Ignatian values of love for others, creativity, and prayer.