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:

  • 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 for the 2018 Conference, Hope Today

JUNE 4 – 6, 2018


In a world of heightened anxieties and dangers, this conference proposes to return to the basics of Christian hope. What is Christian hope? What are its grounds? How is it a virtue for human living? And in the midst of our many divisions, what does hope mean, not only in the world, but in the Church? How does Christian hope impact the lives we live today?

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