ICC and Theological Encounters Initiative
The Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas is the home of the Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship (ICC) as well as the Theological Encounters Initiative. Both demonstrate the Department's commitment to interreligious dialogue and engagement with the world.
Housed in the Theology Department of the University of St. Thomas, the Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship (ICC) engages the Catholic intellectual tradition, particularly Catholic social thought, to offer a locus for deepening the dialogue between the Church and the world. We work within a democratic ethos in order to encourage robust civil discourse, faithful citizenship, and the common good. The ICC fosters theological insight and interdisciplinary inquiry in a manner that takes up the invitation from Vatican II.
Encountering Islam at the University of St. Thomas fosters mutual understanding and cooperation between Christians and Muslims. Emphasizing theological dialogue as a means of fostering interreligious appreciation and understanding, the program sponsors opportunities to encounter one another through activities, lectures, workshops, dinners, and other events.