THEA's curriculum is inspired by Healing Earth, a free, online environmental science textbook created by scientists and scholars at Loyola.LEARN MORE
Healing Earth co-editors meet Pope Francis and accept Vatican award for innovative online textbook
SES Founding Dean Nancy Tuchman, PhD and Theology Professor Michael Schuck, PhD traveled to Rome to accept the Expanded Reason Award in the teaching category for their work on the Healing Earth textbook, which forms the foundation for THEA.WATCH VIDEO
Youth Theology Network
THEA is a proud member of the Youth Theology Network (YTN), a national network of programs for high school students at colleges, universities, and theological schools. YTN programs identify, ignite, and cultivate the gifts of a new generation of Christian leaders who will make an impact in the world.LEARN MORE
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.
The 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.
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.
Payment PortalPlease click here to access the Summer 2023 Institute payment portal. In the portal, students will be able to submit their deposit and remaining balance.VIEW
Celebrating a great week!We had a fantastic week at the 2022 THEA Summer Institute! Thank you to our students, faculty, and leadership team.