Events:  Church Renewal

October 14th and 21st at 7pm ET
Politics & The Pulpit: Faith and the Intersection of Public Life
FutureChurch's 31st Annual Fall Event will once again be virtual, enabling our entire community to gather!

Join us to explore how religion, faith, and politics intersect with Professor Massimo Faggioli (October 14).

We will also hear from Sister Helen Prejean, this year's Louis Trivison award recipient, and scholar/artist Chloe Becker, who will receive the Christine Schenk Award for Young Catholic Leaders (October 21).

Fee: $15.00


Today (10 September 2021) there were a host of excellent talks, including Kate McElwee and Martha Heizer!
Mary McAleese delivered a really important talk critiquing the current Synodality process.
The video of today at Root & Branch Synod is already available on YouTube:  or by clicking on the image above.

(Mary McAleese after 1 hr 18min) (Martha Heizer after 3 hrs 29 min) (Kate McElwee after 3 hrs 56 min)

The online Zoom conference takes place Oct. 22-23, 2021. At 7 p.m., Oct. 22, conference registrants can gather for free Zoom listening sessions to talk about issues affecting the church today. The full-day conference on Oct. 23 will begin at 8:30 a.m., as registrants gather in a Zoom waiting room for the 9 a.m. start. The cost will be $50. Undergraduate students will be admitted free.

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The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
Upcoming Events

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Greetings from The Hank Center. We are just one day away from a needed and thought provoking event, "Conversations on Racial Justice," which is part of our Catholicism in Dialogue series. Details about this and other upcoming events are below. We hope to see you tomorrow-- and beyond.

September 22 | Catholicism in Dialogue:
Conversations on Racial Justice


Pastor Chris Harris
Bright Star Church Chicago

Omer M. Mozaffar
Loyola University Chicago

Steve Sarowitz
Bahá'í Community

Rabbi Michal Woll
Congregation Shir Hadash

An ecumenical and interfaith conversation exploring racial justice in Judaism, Islam, Catholicism, and Baha’i. This thought-provoking event is part of our series on Catholicism in Dialogue.

September 22, 2021
4:00-5:30PM CDT
Zoom Forum

This event is free & open to the public. Registration Required.

September 24 | The Health of Nations: Pope Francis' Call for Inclusion

We are honored to be a co-sponsor of this event hosted by CAPP-USA and America Media.

This conversation is focused on the economic components and Gospel mandates of Catholic Social Teaching and features three truly preeminent thinkers.


Sir Angus Deaton, FBA
Nobel Laureate & Professor of Economics at Princeton University

Most Rev. Frank Caggiano
Bishop of Bridgeport, CT

Moderator: Prof. Joseph Kaboski
University of Notre Dame

September 24, 2021
8:30AM CDT
Online Event

This event is free & open to the public. Register Here

Postponed - TBD Spring 2022 | Conversations on Restorative Justice: Unguarded Viewing and Discussion

Unguarded is a documentary film that tells the story of successful restorative justice work in Brazil and America through the experience of Association for the Protection and Assistance of the Convicted (APAC). This event will feature filmmakers Simonetta D'Italia-Wiener and T.J. Berden, and Special Guests from APAC for a post-film talkback. Robert Ehnow, Director of the Office for Life, Peace and Justice, Diocese of San Diego, will respond.

In order to ensure this event can facilitate the dialogue we are hoping for, along with being mindful of the ever evolving situation in regards to public health, we are rescheduling this event for Spring semester, 2021. We will announce the new date--likely in late February-- once it is finalized.

Spring 2022
Damen Cinema, Lake Shore Campus

This event is free and open to the public and co-sponsored with the Film Studies Program.

Event Calendar
These are just some of the excited events planned this semester at The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage. Our full list of events and programs for fall is available on our website which can be easily accessed by clicking the button below.

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