UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. SCRIPTURE READING CIRCLE

    The Scripture Reading Circle will take place on Wednesdays, starting September 7(until November 30). You can choose […]

    September 28
  2. Al-Hijra/Muharram

    Al-Hijra, the Islamic New Year, is the first day of the month of Muharram. It […]

    October 2
  3. Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of […]

    October 2 - October 4
  4. SCRIPTURE READING CIRCLE

    The Scripture Reading Circle will take place on Wednesdays, starting September 7(until November 30). You can choose […]

    October 5
  5. Yom Kippur

    Translated as “Day of Atonement,” Yom Kippur is the most solemn religious fast of the […]

    October 11 - October 12
  6. SCRIPTURE READING CIRCLE

    The Scripture Reading Circle will take place on Wednesdays, starting September 7(until November 30). You can choose […]

    October 12
  7. SUKKOT

    Sukkot is a week-long Jewish festival (beginning on the 15th day of the Hebrew month […]

    October 16 - October 23
  8. SCRIPTURE READING CIRCLE

    Free pizza! Join the scholars for an examination of Scriptures from Abrahamic religions about topics relating to Race, […]

    October 19
  9. RELIGIONS OF MERCY: A DIALOGUE AMONG THE TRADITIONS OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

    Join Reuven Firestone, Amir Hussain and Pim Valkenberg on the campus of Loyola Marymount University for a […]

    October 20
  10. SCRIPTURE READING CIRCLE

    The Scripture Reading Circle will take place on Wednesdays, starting September 7(until November 30). You can choose […]

    October 26

Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

In 1959, when I was still in high school, I read Night, by Elie Wiesel. After finishing the book, I remember thinking to myself, “how could anyone get through all that he did and still have any hope?” [Read more...]

Faith, Science and the Beauty of the Stars

Bro. Guy Consolmagno, American research astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, joined us in April for a fascinating, and illuminating, look at the heavens through the lens of faith in a Creator. [Read more...]

An Islamist on ISIS: Sherman Jackson talks about the worldwide Muslim response

More than 250 people turned out on a chilly February evening to hear Dr. Sherman Jackson, one of the country’s leading Islamic scholars, frame the actions of ISIS against the history of violent opposition in the context of the Islamic struggle as well as contemporary Islamic theology. [Read more...]

About The Institute

about-institute

Welcome to the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies. 

Established to create dialogue, spark ideas, inspire deep thinking, and support important and profound interdisciplinary, interfaith research rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition, the Institute is dedicated to the idea that an ongoing examination of our world from a Catholic perspective is a mission infinitely valuable to both Catholics and the broader public.

The Institute is dedicated to developing a distinctive intellectual capital through the study and application of the long and rich Catholic intellectual tradition — a tradition that includes not only brilliant theologians and philosophers, but also scientists, social scientists, historians, poets, writers, artists, architects and musicians. The Institute promotes understanding, critiquing, and developing Catholic intellectual life for the service not only of the Church, but all religions, especially as it dedicates itself to the common good.

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Event Videos

Videos from past events.