UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Scholars at Mass

    The scholars will be on hand to introduce themselves and give the community an opportunity […]

    August 28 @ 10:30 am
  2. World Religions – Finding Common Ground

    Join Rabbi Rueven Firestone, Pim Valkenberg, and Amir Hussain for a discussion on the issues that have historically divided us—race, faith, and violence—in an effort to promote a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. 

    August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. GENDER AND SEXUALITY

    Join scholars-in-residence Reuven Firestone, Amir Hussain and Pim Valkenberg in conversation with Aysha Hidayatullah (University of […]

    September 6 @ 6:30 pm
  4. SCRIPTURE READING CIRCLE

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

    September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  5. THE GREAT DIVIDE: FAITH AND POLITICS IN AMERICA TODAY

    Faith and religious beliefs are increasing being cited in political rhetoric as something that divides us. But rather than pit us against one another, can our faith bring us together as a nation?

    September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Waqf al Arafa (The Day of Repentence and Acceptance of Supplications)

    Commemorating the Prophet’s final sermon and the completion of the message of Islam, Waqf al […]

    September 10
  7. Eid al-Adha

    Translated from the Arabic as the “Festival of the Sacrifice,” Eid al-Adha is one of […]

    September 11 - September 15
  8. RACE AND DIVERSITY

    Are prejudice and lack of diversity only secular, societal problems? Or are these issues that […]

    September 13 @ 6:30 pm
  9. SCRIPTURE READING CIRCLE

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

    September 14
  10. Waqf al Arafa

    September 20

THE GREAT DIVIDE: FAITH AND POLITICS IN AMERICA TODAY

September 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In an election year marked by an unprecedented rancor, faith and religious beliefs are increasing framed in political rhetoric as something that divides us. [Read more...]

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.

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Research

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