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The Lumen Christi Institute hosted world-renowned Orthodox theologian Father John Behr for a three-day ecumenical program that led into the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed each year from Jan. 18-25.

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It was a homecoming for philosopher Jennifer Frey, who gave a downtown lecture and two campus presentations sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute last month.

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Eighty high school students and a handful of eager eighth graders gathered at Swift Hall of the University of Chicago Divinity School to participate in the Newman Forum’s third daylong conference Feb. 15. 

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Georgetown University theology professor Father John W. O’Malley, SJ, broached the topic of Church governance during a lecture at the University of Chicago, sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute Dec. 4.

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The Lumen Christi Institute began a new series this quarter called, “The Great Books and the Christian Tradition,” for undergraduate students at the University of Chicago.

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On Wednesday, October 30th, the Lumen Christi Institute held “John Henry Newman’s Path to Sainthood” at the Holy Name Cathedral Auditorium. The event provided an overview of Newman’s significance, influence, and sanctity.

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For the past 10 years, the Lumen Christi Institute’s summer programming has become a gold-standard for intensive doctoral seminars.

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The Lumen Christi Institute has been awarded a grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute (OSVI) for a project aimed at bringing the Hispanic Catholic experience into greater focus for the US Catholic Church.

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Newman Forum's first event  “Science, Creation, and the Catholic Imagination,”  brought together 80 high school students from 24 schools and four states, along with two dozen parents, teachers, and chaperones, at the University of Chicago.

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This winter the Lumen Christi Institute partnered with Calvert House Catholic Center to host a Mass for Candlemas and the symposium “Sacred Music in Context and Practice.” The Mass and symposium honored the memory of Fr. Willard Jabusch (1930 – 2018), former chaplain of Calvert House and priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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“Science and Religion: A Dialogue of Cultures” will educate students, faculty, and the public through lectures, panel discussions, master classes, and summer seminars

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Lumen Christi’s 2018 Summer Seminars, offered for the tenth consecutive year, afforded 67 doctoral students and junior faculty the opportunity to gather at prestigious academic institutions for discussion of important texts and topics from the Catholic intellectual tradition.

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