Racism in the Catholic Church

What is a working definition of racism? What has the Universal Church said about racism throughout history? What happened when theology clashed with slavery in America? Where is a road that can lead to racial equality in the 21st century? Bishop George V. Murry, S.J.,...

Religion in America: Where We Stand Today

Throughout the second half of the 20th century, religious leaders, movements, ideas and institutions figured prominently in American culture and politics. How has that changed in the 21st century, and how does that affect current sociopolitical movements?...

Evangelicals and Catholics: Yesterday and Today

Leading Evangelical theologian and philosopher, Richard Mouw, explores the relationship between Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States, both past and present. Dr. Mouw, who has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, served for 20 years as the...

October 2017

TOUCHPOINT October 2017 Good Without God? Is it possible to be good without God? That was the question that I discussed last spring with the former Evangelical leader Bart Campolo, now an atheist. It was a cordial but pointed discussion between us. About 100 USC...

Religions and Homelessness High Level Roundtable

Religion and homelessness intersected at the University of Southern California on Wednesday, October 18th, as a high-level roundtable was hosted by USC’s Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, Center for Religion & Culture, Office of Religious Life, Initiative...