Annual Conference

Each summer, the Center sponsors a conference on a topic of significance to the church. Several papers are presented to the group as a whole, with generous allotments of time for question and discussion. The conference is designed for clergy and laity who are interested in theology and the church, and usually the papers are subsequently published. (See Books of the Center) In recent years, the Center’s annual conference has been held at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD.

Past conference topics have included:

  • Hope Today
  • Heaven, Hell, and…Purgatory?
  • What Does it Mean to “Do This”? Supper, Mass, Eucharist
  • Christian Theology and Islam
  • The Morally Divided Body: Ethical Disagreement and the Disunity of the Church

Register now for Conference 2019, What’s the Good of Humanity?

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JUNE 3 – 5, 2019


Why do babies matter? What is the goodness embedded in being made male and female? How can one approach death in a godly manner?