April 15 – 16, 2016: Faith in God, hope in God, and love of God, often called “theological virtues,” constitute the heart of the Christian faith. History shows that different ages pose different challenges to these virtues. There is a widespread feeling today that globalization, secularization, social injustice, religious pluralism, and cultural nihilism pose radical challenges to faith, hope, and love.
March 25 – 26, 2016: What does it mean to be religious and free in the 21st century? Rarely have debates over religious liberty occupied such a prominent place in domestic and international law and politics as in recent years. Featuring a distinguished international lineup of intellectually diverse scholars and other experts, this conference will reflect on the concept, definition, application, and many complexities of religious freedom in our modern world, both in the United States and abroad.
The 11th Congress is scheduled to start on Monday July 25, 2016 and conclude on Saturday July 30, 2016 with the IACS members’ Business Meeting.
Various events are held throughout the academic year. The Thornton F. Bradshaw Programs and Endowment Fund was established in memory of Thornton F. Bradshaw, former Chariman of the Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University. The endowment supports projects, conferences, visitors and other collaborative ventures in the Humanities.
The annual Pat Reif Memorial Lectureship was created in 2002 in honor of Dr. Patricia A. Reif, IHM. A scholar, educator, and activist, Pat Reif taught philosophy and chaired the graduate department in religious studies at Immaculate Heart College.