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- Ex corde Ecclesiae
Apostolic Constitution of John Paul II on Catholic Universities
- The Application of Ex corde Ecclesiae for the United States
Proposed norms drafted and approved in November 1999 by the United States bishops
- Guidelines Concerning the Academic Mandatum in Catholic Universities (Canon 812)
Guidelines to bishops for their use in conversations on the local level with theologians
- Fides et Ratio
Encyclical Letter of John Paul II on Faith and Reason
- AJCU Job Bank
Information on jobs currently available at all 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States
- Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities
- Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
Founded in 1899, the Association consists of more than 200 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States as well as some in Canada and other parts of the world. The Association offers mutual support among the member institutions, especially in maintaining and nurturing their identity as Catholic institutions.
- Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universitites
The mission of the Association is to support the members' mission of Catholic higher education by providing a forum for dialog and fostering and facilitating collaboration among the members.
- Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
- Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA)
CCMA is the American association for Catholic campus ministers who serve at Catholic and non-Catholic colleges and universities.
- Catholic Theological Society of America
The Society's purpose, within the context of the Roman Catholic tradition is to promote studies and research in theology, to relate theological science to current problems, and to foster a more effective theological education, by providing a forum for an exchange of views among theologians and with scholars in other disciplines.
- The Collegiate Mission Consortium of Philadelphia
Catholic colleges and universities in or near the Archdiocese of Philadelphia meet to discuss institutional mission and advance their goals through joint efforts.
- Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars came into existence "in order to serve Jesus Christ better by helping one another in our work and by putting our abilities more fully at the service of the Catholic faith."
- Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA)
- National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education (NAWCHE)
The Association is made up of faculty, administrators, staff, and students from Catholic colleges and universities. Its members seek to support of one another as women, create, organize, and disseminate work for justice in the academy, and provide a forum for members to speak out on issues relevant to women in the academy, especially those issues unique to Catholic institutions.
- National Catholic College Admissions Association
- National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Founded in 1904, NCEA is a professional membership organization that seeks to advance the educational and catechetical mission of the Church and provide leadership and service to its members at all educational levels including colleges and universities.
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Department of Education
The Department assists the bishops in their pastoral mission of teaching and promoting catechesis and education that has, at its heart, evangelization.
- 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.
- 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.
- Augustinian Historical Institute
The largest North American collection of books and other literary materials relating to the history of the Order of St. Augustine
- Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College
The Center supports scholarship on issues at the intersection of religious, moral, and public life.
- Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA)
Affiliated with Georgetown University since 1989, CARA is a non-profit research organization that conducts social scientific studies for the Catholic Church.
- Center for Catholic Education
Housed at the University of Dayton, the Center provides Catholic schools with programs and services that seek to enhance the church's mission to evangelize, educate, and empower people.
- Center for Catholic Studies, University of Saint Thomas
The Center offers undergraduate and masters programs in Catholic Studies, oversees the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, houses the Christopher Dawson Collection, supports the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, and publishes Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture.
- Center for Church/State Studies, DePaul University College of Law
The non-denominational Center encourages and supports debate over the liberties and protections of the First Amendment and the role of religion in private life.
- Center for Clinical Bioethics (CCB), Georgetown University Medical Center
The Center was established in 1991 to foster ethical discourse and heighten moral sensitivity in the Medical Center's faculty, staff, and students as well as in the broader community.
- Center for Ethics and Business
The Center at Loyola Marymount University aims to provide an environment for discussing issues related to the necessity, difficulty, costs, and rewards of conducting business ethically.
- Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture
The McFarland Center at the College of the Holy Cross sponsors and supports programming that explores basic human questions of meaning, morality, and mutual obligation. Following the principle that faith and learning are partners in liberal education, the Center's programs foster dialogue that respects differences, and provides a forum for intellectual exchange that is interreligious as well as interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international in scope. The McFarland Center records many of its lectures and makes them available online.
- Center for Philosophy of Religion
Established at the University of Notre Dame in 1976, the Center seeks to promote, support, and disseminate scholarly work in philosophy of religion and Christian philosophy.
- Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
Dedicated in 1981, the Center is recognized as the leading center for the historical study of Roman Catholicism in the United States.
- DePaul University Institute for Business and Professional Ethics
Established in 1985, the Institute works to provide a forum for exploring and furthering ethical practices in organizations.
- Emerson Electric Center for Business Ethics
The mission of the Center is to improve business practice by engaging in dialogue, teaching, and research to advance the application of ethical perspectives to business decision-making.
- Erasmus Institute
The Institute seeks to foster research grounded in Catholic intellectual traditions and focused on significant issues in contemporary scholarship. Its mission is to bring resources from Catholic thought to bear on problems in the humanities, social sciences, and arts.
- Faith-Justice Institute
The Institute, founded in 1977 at St. Joseph's University, serves the University as a center that promotes social analysis and critical thought around faith and justice issues.
- Franciscan Center for Social Concern
The Center seeks to promote justice and peace, respect for life, and reverence for creation in a uniquely Franciscan way. It is housed at St. Bonaventure University.
- Franciscan Institute
The Institute operates within the organizational structure of St. Bonaventure University. It grants degrees, promotes philosophical and theological research, provides critical editions of the Franciscan Masters, and supports various teaching programs.
- Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
The Institute at Santa Clara University works to enhance the University's Catholic and Jesuit character through exploration of Ignatian and Jesuit spirituality and mission.
- Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research
The Institute is committed to research, study, prayer, reflection, and dialogue, in a place shaped by the Benedictine tradition of worship and work. It sponsors programs for academic year resident scholars, for invitational summer consultations, and periodically for large conferences and other events.
- Institute for Theology and Peace
The Institute for Theology and Peace is a research institution of the Catholic Church established by the Catholic Military Chaplaincy in Germany. Their emphasis is on the political and social debate on questions of peace from a theological-ethical point of view.
- International Marian Research Institute
The Institute is an international center of research and study on the role of Mary in Christian life.
- Jacques Maritain Center
The Center was founded in 1957 to promote the thought and spirit of Jacques Maritain at the University of Notre Dame.
- Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning
The Center is a partnership between Saint John's University in Collegeville, MN and the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul and Minneapolis. It sponsors lectures and symposia, supports university and adult education courses on both campuses and in the wider community, and promotes publications in the field of interfaith scholarship.\
- Jesuit Institute
The Institute works to foster the Jesuit, Catholic character of Boston College.
- Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
The Institute conducts research, education, and outreach programs on the causes of violence and the conditions for sustainable peace.
- John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought
The Institute consists of three programs: the Christian Social Thought and Management Program, the Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Education Program, and the Catholic Worker Program. The Institute also plans to examine in the future the Catholic social tradition as it relates to family, law and public policy.
- John J. Egan Urban Center at DePaul University
The mission of the Center is to extend the opportunities for DePaul in collaboration with its metropolitan community to address critical urban problems, alleviate poverty, and promote social justice through teaching, service, and scholarship.
- Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
The Institute, established at Georgetown University in 1971, is a teaching and research center offering ethical perspectives on major policy issues.
- Lonergan Center at Boston College
Joining numerous Lonergan Centers around the world, the Center was established to serve as a memorial to Fr. Lonergan by furthering collaboration in the natural and human sciences, philosophy, theology, and economics. The Center is building a collection of published and unpublished works by Lonergan, as well as books and articles about his thought and works that are pertinent to scholarship inspired by him.
- Los Angeles Lonergan Center, Loyola Marymount University
The Center makes available in a single location a range of research materials on Lonergan for use by visiting scholars.
- LWS: The Lonergan Website
A virtual place for collaberation in Lonergan studies.
- Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
Established in 1986, the mission of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University is to heighten ethical awareness and improve ethical decision-making on campus and in the community at large.
- Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
The Center's approach to research in ethics is rooted in the Christian, Augustinian, and Thomist intellectual tradition defined by Christian, and especially Catholic, religious and social practices.
- Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business
The Center seeks to strengthen the Judeo-Christian ethical foundations in business and public policy decisions.
- Regis University Institute on the Common Good
The Institute seeks to facilitate dialogue aimed at developing strategies to resolve important community issues.
- Saint Louis University Center for Health Care Ethics
The mission of the Center is academic research that integrates and enhances teaching and service in health care ethics.
- Saint Norbert College Peace and Justice Center
The Center is dedicated to promoting the study and practice of peace and justice through curricular and co-curricular programs.
- Salesian Center for Faith and Culture
The Center seeks to investigate and disseminate the charism of Salesian spirituality in a way that impacts contemporary culture.
- Seton Hall Center for Catholic Studies
The Center works to promote dialogue between the Catholic tradition and all areas of contemporary culture. The Center also seeks to foster interdisciplinary dialogue between religious traditions and the contemporary sciences, humanities and professions.
- University of Dayton Institute for Pastoral Initiatives
The Institute works to mobilize the resources of the University of Dayton for partnerships with the Church that create and implement pastoral initiatives designed to meet the needs of the Church and to articulate faith within the context of the contemporary culture.
- University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute
The Institute, founded in 1947, is a comprehensive teaching and research institution dedicated to the study of European culture and history between the fifth and the fifteenth centuries.
- Vatican Observatory
The Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world. Headquartered at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, outside Rome, its dependent research center, the Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG), is hosted by Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.
- Vincentian Center for Church and Society
Based at St. John's University in New York, the Center seeks to promote a worldview based on the life and teaching of St. Vincent de Paul, conducts and disseminates research on poverty and social justice, and connects the University with church and community through service and educational programs.
- The Woodstock Theological Center
The Center is an independent institute housed at Georgetown University that engages in theological and ethical reflection on topics of social, economic, business, scientific, cultural, religious, and political importance. The Center does research, conducts conferences and seminars, and publishes books and articles.
- 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.
- Agape Center for Service and Learning, Messiah College
The Center links students, faculty, and the community in service activities designed to enrich courses through the interaction of "real life" experience with academic reflection and theory.
- Billy Graham Center Institute for Prison Ministries, Wheaton College
The Institute evangelizes prisoners and correctional officers and seeks to influence criminal justice systems to punish with compassion.
- Billy Graham Center Institute of Strategic Evangelism, Wheaton College
The Institute promotes research, study, and training to assist individuals, local churches, and Christian agencies in their mission of evangelization.
- Boyer Center, Messiah College
The Center, established in 1997, exists to facilitate renewal in school and community by conducting research on education issues, providing resources that advocate integrated approaches to teaching and learning, and offering services that connect educational and social institutions.
- Brushy Fork Institute, Berea College
The Institute works to develop strong, ethical leadership in the mountains of Central Appalachia.
- Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
The Institute offers both scholarship and resources to enrich Christian worship in churches throughout North America.
- Center for American & Jewish Studies, Baylor University
The Center's mission is to create a forum for discussion of religion and public life in the United States and to create the leading center for the study of Judaism and Jewish life among Christian-identified institutions of higher learning.
- Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE), Wheaton College
CACE supports the mission of Wheaton College by promoting and encouraging the formation of moral character and the application of biblical ethics to contemporary moral decisions.
- Center for Church Enrichment, Abilene Christian University
The purpose of the Center is to provide resources and consultation for the enrichment of ministry, missions, and church leadership through Biblical, Ministry, and Missions Studies.
- Center for Family & Community Ministries, Baylor University
The Center seeks to provide research, continuing education, and resource development to support and enhance the work of congregatinos and denominational agencies with families and communities.
- Boone Center for the Family, Pepperdine University
The Center provides marriage and family enrichment seminars, parent training programs, training in marriage enrichment and family support programs, consulting and program development for churches, schools, and businesses, counseling referrals, resources for suppporting families, and research on healthy marriages and strong families.
- Center for Global Education at Augsburg College
The Center provides cross-cultural educational opportunities in Latin America, Southern Africa ,and other sites across the globe.
- Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University
The Center was founded to further the personal and professional development of individuals as peacebuilders and to strengthen the peacebuilding capacities of the institutions they serve.
- Center for Ministry Effectiveness, Baylor University
The Center's primary purposes are to encourage ministers and their families, enhance Christian ministries, promote understanding between ministers and churches, strengthen bonds of staff relationships, and prevent "burnout" from stress overload.
- Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
The Center is a research and public outreach institute devoted to the promotion of the understanding of the relation between religion and other features of American culture. Established in 1989, the Center is based in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University -- Purdue University at Indianapolis.
- Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS)
The mission of CTNS is to promote the creative mutual interaction between theology and the natural sciences through research, teaching, and public service.
- Charis Ecumenical Center, Concordia College, Moorehead
The Center is a partnership of Concordia College and judicatories of the Evangelical Church in America, the Roman Catholic Church, the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Episcopal Church, and the United Church of Christ. Its mission is to provide area opportunities for continuing education to the lay leaders and clergy of the church.
- Global Center, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
The Center is a missions exhibit and research center.
- H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, Calvin College
The Center contains one of the most extensive collections of books and articles on John Calvin and Calvinism.
- Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, Calvin College
The Institue was created in 1997 to continue the work of integrating Christian faith and politics advanced by its namesake, educator and public servant Paul B. Henry.
- Institute for Faith and Learning, Baylor University
The Institute is a local, national, and international house of studies working to foster reflection and scholarship that connect faith and learning in educationally significant ways.
- Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding of Muhlenberg College
The Institute uses the resources of the academic community to foster interfaith research and dialogue and to build bridges of understanding between the two faith traditions.
- Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, Wheaton College
The Institute was founded to encourage and support research on evangelical Christianity in North America.
- Institute for Theological Encounter with Science & Technology (ITEST)
The Institute is committed to ongoing dialog to assess developments in science and technology for their theological implications and apply religious values to scientific processes.
- Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts
The Program consists of two distinct but integrated program initiatives: a national network of church-related institutions of higher learning as a forum for sustaining discussions of Christian understandings of the nature of the academic vocation; and a postdoctoral teaching fellowship program to prepare young scholars for careers at church-related institutions.
- Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics & Leadership
The Center's programs are designed to engage individuals in intensive, reflective thinking about individual and collective values.
- Resources for American Christianity
Information and reflection on selected projects funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
- Seminars in Christian Scholarship, Calvin College
The program seeks to promote high quality scholarship that reflects a Christian perspective by encouraging Christian scholars to pursue current research topics in their disciplines.
- Society for Values in Higher Education
Established in 1923 as a fellowship program to encourage teaching and scholarship in the field of religion, the Society was later created to foster continuing professional study and fellowship among teachers and college administrators.
- Spoelhof Family Institute for Christian Leadership in Business, Calvin College
The Institute initiates and supports college programs and events that promote Christian leadership in business.
- University of Missouri Center for Religion, the Professions, and the Public
The Center brings together scholars, professionals, and the public to address issues resulting from America's increasing religious diversity. Through education, the Center works to prevent misunderstandings that can occur when professionals and those they serve come from different religious or cultural traditions.
- Youth and Family Institute of Augsburg College
The Institute studies and conducts research on the effects of American culture on children, youth, and their families, interpreting the research to Christian congregations, sharing and designing conceptual models of effective ministry to and with youth and families, providing consultation to congregations, and creating resources based on the research.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
The national Jesuit weekly magazine
An independent journal edited & managed by lay people, published twenty two weeks per year
- Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education
The journal is published semi-annually by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Subscriptions: ACCU, Suite 650, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036.
- explore Journal
Published twice a year by the Ignatian Center at Santa Clara University, this journal is an examination of Catholic identity and Ignatian Character in Jesuit Higher Education.
- Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion
Literary and art quarterly that explores the relationship between Judeo-Christian faith and art
- Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture
Published under the auspices of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of Saint Thomas, Logos is an interdisciplinary quarterly.
- Pilgrim: A Journal of Catholic Experience
A new web journal edited by Collegium alumna Bronwen McShea.
- Our Sunday Visitor
Weekly news magazine
- Religion and the Arts
Quarterly journal exploring the religious dimensions of the verbal, visual, and performing arts
- The Tablet
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
A bimonthly Jewish critique of politics, culture, and society
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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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