Online Resources

Catholic Higher Education — Church Documents

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Catholic Higher Education — Employment

  • AJCU Job Bank
    Information on jobs currently available at all 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States

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Catholic Higher Education — American Organizations and Resources

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Catholic Higher Education — Canadian Organizations and Resources

  • Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM)
    CCCM is a national network of professional Catholic Campus Ministers that seeks to foster the professional, theological, and spiritual growth of Campus Minsters and promote the mission of the church in higher education.

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Catholic Higher Education — International Organizations and Resources

  • College Theology Society
    The College Theology Society is a professional association of college and university professors. Founded in 1953 as a Roman Catholic organization of lay and religious teachers of undergraduate theology, the CTS today has a membership of over 900 college and university professors throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. While maintaining its roots in the Roman Catholic tradition, the Society is increasingly ecumenical in its membership and concerns.
  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
    Worldwide organization based in Paris with members on all continents. The federation consists of some 200 catholic universities and institutes of higher learning.

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Catholic Intellectual Life — Academic Centers, Institutes, and Virtual Communities

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Catholic Intellectual Life — Church Documents

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Catholic Social Thought

  • Catholic Studies Database
    This database of institutes and organizations working in Catholic Social Thought is a collaborative effort between the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

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Christian Higher Education —  Academic Centers, Institutes, Programs, and Resources

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Christian Intellectual Life — Academic Leadership Programs

  • William Carey Crane Scholars Program at Baylor University
    The Program's primary aim is to help develop the Christian intellectual community by cultivating the next generation of Christian scholars and teachers. It is an intensive program for Baylor undergraduates sponsored by the Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning that identifies, encourages, prepares, and supports young, gifted students who are considering graduate school and careers in academic life.

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Ethics — General Resources

  • Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
    The Council, established in 1914, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that serves as a forum on ethics and international policy for expert and general audiences. It has launched a new website with an resource library that features hundreds of articles, interviews, and transcripts from its events and publications.
  • The Institute on College Student Values
    The Institute is an annual conference for student affairs professionals, educators, campus ministers, and other individuals interested in character development in college students.

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Faith, Peace and Justice Resources

  • Campus Resources on Global Poverty and Health Issues
    Catholic Relief Services sponsor CRSCollege.org, connecting key global issues such as hunger, migration, HIV & AIDS and international poverty to the university classroom and campus. It provides academic resources on important justice issues and suggests ways to advocate for change.
  • Catholic Peacebuilding Network
    A new working group, made up of more than 30 practitioners and scholars from several disciplines, intends to take inventory of the resources of Catholicism for peacebuilding.
  • Institute for Theology and Peace
    The Institute is a research institution of the Catholic Church established by the Catholic Military Chaplaincy. The emphasis of research and documentation is on the political and social debate on questions of peace from a theological-ethical point of view.

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Higher Education — General Resources

  • Association for the Study of Higher Education
    ASHE is a scholarly society with about 1,300 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study. The Association promotes collaboration among its members and others engaged in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly journal The Review of Higher Education.
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
    The AGB's mission is to advance the practice of citizen trusteeship and help ensure the quality and success of American colleges and universities. It is the is the only national organization providing university and college presidents, board chairs and individual trustees of both public and private institutions with the resources they need to enhance their effectiveness.
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
    The CIC is an association of more than 480 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities. Working with college presidents, academic vice presidents, other administrators, and faculty, CIC provides services that help its member institutions enhance educational programs, improve their administrative and financial performance, and increase their institutional visibility.
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSA/CHE)
    The Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region.

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Professional Associations and Societies — Catholic

  • The American Catholic Philosophical Association
    The Association began in 1926, links scholars and thinkers mostly based in Canada and the United States, and describes itself as "steeped in classical sources and cultivating the Catholic Philosophical heritage."

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Professional Associations and Societies — Interfaith, Jewish, and Protestant

  • The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA)
    The ASA is a fellowship of men and women in science and disciplines that relate to science who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science. The group is primarily Protestant, with a slant toward the Evangelical and Reformed Traditions.
  • The Association of Christian Economists (ACE)
    ACE is a largely evagelical organization that encourages Christian scholars to explore and communicate the relationship between their faith and the discipline of economics and promotes interaction and communication among Christian economists.
  • Association for Religion and Intellectual Life (ARIL)
    ARIL sponsors Cross Currents, "a global network for people of faith and intelligence who are committed to connecting the wisdom of the heart and the life of the mind," Cross Currents magazine, additional publications, and associated programs.
  • Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)
    Founded in 1977, CIVA seeks to explore and nurture the relationship between the Visual Arts and the Christian faith.
  • The Conference on Faith and History
    The Conference is an ecumenical, but largely Evangelical, professional organization of Christian historians concerned with relating their faith to the issues of historical study.
  • Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations
    An association of centers and institutes in the United States and Canada devoted to enhancing mutual understanding between Jews and Christians. The Council serves as a network for the sharing of information, research, and resources among academic and educational organizations.
  • Society of Christian Philosophers (SCP)
    The Society was organized in 1978 to promote fellowship among Christian Philosophers and to stimulate study and discussion of issues that arise from their Christian and philosophical commitments.

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Publications — Catholic

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Publications — Interfaith, Jewish, and Protestant

  • Books and Culture: A Christian Review
  • Christian Higher Education: An International Journal of Research and Practice
    The ecumenical journal focuses on educational research and innovative programs and practices on campuses of Christian institutions of higher education. For information, contact: Dr. D. Barry Lumsden, Editor, Email: lumsden@unt.edu.
  • Cross Currents
    Sponsored by the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life, Cross Currents is "committed to connecting the wisdom of the heart and the life of the mind."
  • First Things: A Journal of Religion and Public Life
    The journal is published monthly by the Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.
  • Teaching Theology and Religion
    The journal seeks to sustain a new international discourse among faculty members about teaching and learning in the several sub-disciplines in the study of religion. The journal is published three times annually.
  • Tikkun
    A bimonthly Jewish critique of politics, culture, and society

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Religion and The Arts

  • Gallery at the American Bible Society
    The purpose of the Gallery is to foster awareness, appreciation, and understanding of Judeo-Christian art. The Gallery serves audiences interested in the Bible and seeks to educate them through exhibitions, public programs, and publications.

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Religion and Science

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion
    The work of the Dialogue is organized around the themes of evolution, human nature, bioethics, and bioresponsibility. It organizes fora, conferences and consultations between members of the scientific and religious communities, develops workshops and training seminars to educate the religious community and journalists who report on religious issues about scientific developments. The Dialogue also undertakes research projects and studies to assess scientific developments and explore their ethical and religious implications.
  • Boston Theological Institute (BTI)
    An ecumenical consortium, the Institute sponsors the New England Center for Faith and Science Exchange, the BTI Religion and Science Program, and the BTI Program in Religion and Ecology.
  • Catholic Universities and Ecological Sustainability
    A number of Catholic College and University organizations—including the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and the Franciscan, Jesuit and Lasallian associations—have teamed up to develop a thorough and thoughtful toolkit to encourage mission integration on ecological sustainability and Catholic higher education. The toolkit connects sustainability to Catholic social teaching, highlights models from a number of Catholic universities, identifies a range of recommended policies, and suggests ways to advocate for change on campus and off.
  • Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS)
    Located next to the University of California at Berkeley, the Center is affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical consortium of six Protestant and three Roman Catholic seminaries and a graduate school in religious studies. The Center works to bridge theology and the natural sciences through interdisciplinary research, education, and public service.
  • Counterbalance Foundation Science and Religion Project
    Counterbalance is a non-profit organization working to promote interdisciplinary education for a general audience. It is currently working with organizations such as the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and others, to provide access to information in the science and religion field.
  • European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT)
    The Society is a scholarly, non-confessional organization based in Europe that aims to promote the study of relationships between the natural sciences and theological views.
  • Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST)
    ITEST is an international, interdisciplinary, interfaith Christian not-for-profit corporation. Its purposes are: (1) to act as an "early warning system" for the churches on work being done in the scientific laboratories; (2) to translate this information into a theological/ecclesial vocabulary; (3) to identify those scientific and technological developments affecting Christian belief and to promote Christian teaching in these matters; (4) to work to build a community of scientists and technologists who are dedicated both to the advancement of scientific understanding and to the growth of Christianity.
  • Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS)
    IRAS is a non-denominational, independent society that works in part to formulate relationships between the concepts developed by science and the goals and hopes of humanity expressed through religion.
  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics
    Established at Georgetown University, the Institute is a teaching and research center offering ethical perspectives on major policy issues. It is the largest university based group of faculty members in the world devoted to research and teaching in biomedical ethics and other areas of applied ethics. The Institute also houses the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature, produces BIOETHICSLINE, and conducts regular seminars and courses in bioethics.
  • Metanexus Institute
    The Institute advances research, education ,and outreach on the constructive engagement of science and religion. It seeks to create an enduring intellectual and social movement by collaborating with persons and communities from diverse religious traditions and scientific disciplines.
  • National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC)
    The Center focuses its work on moral issues arising in health care and the life sciences with fidelity to the magisterial teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science
    Founded by Redeemer College, a private non-denominational Christian liberal arts university in Ontario, Canada, the Centre promotes relations between Christian faith and the natural sciences by means of education, outreach and research in the light of Scripture.
  • Science and Spirit Resources
    Magazine and web site that targets both general and scholarly audiences interested in the integration of scientific and spiritual thought
  • Society, Religion and Technology Project (SRT)
    The SRT Project is a unique unit of the Church of Scotland that seeks to: (1) foster an informed understanding in society of the issues that confront it as a result of current and future technologies and to inform the churches of key developments; (2) provide opportunities for technologists to reflect on the ethical implications of their work, (3) respond to Government bodies on technological issues; and (4) contribute actively to European and international debates on these issues.
  • Vatican Observatory
    One of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world, the Observatory seeks to be a bridge between science and the Catholic church. The Observatory sponsors biennial summer schools in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and studies involving science, philosophy, and theology have formed an explicit part of the Observatory's activity.
  • Zygon Center for Religion and Science
    Formerly the Chicago Center for Religion and Science, the Zygon Center is a program arm of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) operated in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science (CASIRAS). The Center is dedicated to relating religious traditions and scientific knowledge by providing a place of research and discussion between scientists, theologians, and other scholars.

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Religion and Spirituality — Research

  • The Material History of American Religion Project
    Based at the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University and supported by the Lilly Endowment, the Project studies the history of American religion by focusing on material objects and economic themes.
  • Spiritual Transformation Scientific Research Program
    A $2.5 million research program sponsored by the Metanexus Institute on Religion and Science, the program seeks investigation on various aspects of the sociocultural, psychological, and neurological factors that underlie the processes of spiritual transformations of individuals and groups.

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Spirituality Resources

  • Online Ministries at Creighton University
    The site contains reflections on daily scripture readings, a weekly guide to prepare for the Sunday liturgy, a guided online retreat in everyday life, and a collection of spirituality links.
  • Sacred Space: Daily prayer online from the Irish Jesuits
    The site offers on-screen guidance to prayer and scripture chosen specially every day.
  • Taize
    Taize is a Community made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and Protestant, who come from more than twenty-five nations. The community draws many pilgrims each year, and seeks to be "a concrete sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and separated peoples."

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