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Revel in the Revolution with 8th Day

Revel in the Revolution with 8th Day

The 8th Day Center for Justice held its annual Revel in the Revolution event this past weekend. This year’s theme, “give light and people will find the way,” came from civil rights activist Ella Baker.

The keynote speaker was Reverend Doctor Otis Moss III, the current Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. He is also an […]

Alumni Feature: Patricia P. Underwood

Alumni Feature: Patricia P. Underwood

Patricia P. Underwood is a recent graduate of IPS and has big plans for the future! Patricia completed her degree later in life than expected, but she isn’t letting that slow her down. In fact, she is more dedicated and passionate than ever to join forces with like minded people and make lasting, positive changes […]

Coming Home – The Journey from Heaven to Your Adopted Home

Coming Home – The Journey from Heaven to Your Adopted Home

Catherine Conley is a graduate of IPS and has recently authored a book that explores the circumstances and questions that surround adoption, especially in regards to her own daughter. She is currently a Global Consultant on issues of organizational learning and development, but her journey as an author began at IPS.

“My writing career began during my […]

IPS Alumna Leads Church in Giving $500 Checks to Parishioners

Rev. Laura Truax graduated from IPS with a Master’s of Arts in Pastoral Studies and a Master’s of Divinity. She is currently the senior pastor at LaSalle Street Church.

Spearheaded by Rev. Truax, LaSalle Street Church distributed checks to its parishioners in hopes that they use it to give back to the community over the Christmas season. The full story was […]

IPS Alumnus Authors “Busy and Blessed”

IPS Alumnus Authors “Busy and Blessed”

Loyola IPS Alumnus, Chuck Thompson, recently published Busy and Blessed: 10 Simple Steps for Parents Seeking Peace, a book that aims to help parents balance the craziness of raising children and the need for spiritual peace.

Between paying the bills, buying groceries, returning emails, getting the kids to their activities, working overtime and updating your Facebook […]

IPS Alumnus’s First Book Published: commends Loyola for help along the way

IPS Alumnus’s First Book Published: commends Loyola for help along the way

We would like to extend our congratulations to IPS Alumnus Michael Cahill on getting his first book published! Catholic Watershed is a compelling book that openly discusses the ever-changing Catholic Church and its hope for an even brighter future.

As a 1984 Loyola IPS graduate, Cahill commends the program for helping him keep in “touch with the importance […]

IPS alum, James Mastaler, published in New Theology Review: A Catholic Journal of Theology

James Mastaler, a PhD candidate here at Loyola University Chicago and a graduate of the MA in Social Justice program, recently submitted an article to the Catholic Theological Union’s request for proposals to a special edition on “Ecology & Religion” in New Theology Review:  A Catholic Journal of Theology and Ministry. The article was accepted and […]

Touched by Violence Partnering for Peace Workshop

SCUPE, in partnership with the Parliament of the World’s Religions is offering a one-day long workshop on Wednesday, May 22nd to address this question.

Tio Hardiman, director Cure Violence and Ceasefire, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher who’s work on gun legislation was recently featured in the New York Times, and Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, the chair of the […]

IPS Commissioning Ritual and Party

The Institute of Pastoral Studies welcomes the IPS community (graduates, students, faculty, alumni, friends of IPS, and staff) to attend the IPS Commissioning Ritual and Party on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. This ceremony and party honors all students who graduated or will graduate during the 2012-2013 academic year (December 12, May 13, and August 13). […]

Loyola 24 Photography Contest

Loyola 24 Photography Contest

IPS wishes to congratulate all of the winners of the Loyola 24 photography contest.  

In addition to the grand prize winning photo, there were four other winning photos selected in the following theme categories:

Finding God in All Things: Travis Proffitt
Men and Women For and With Others: Xin Chen
Contemplation in Action: Jamason Chen
Honorable Mention: Madison Rau

Travis Proffitt is […]