Center for Religion and Spirituality

Loyola Marymount University

The LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality is an interdisciplinary center of learning and research dedicated to continuing education for the general public.

All are welcome!

Coming Up

Rev. Thomas P. Rausch

Remembering Pope Benedict XVI

Jesuit theologian Thomas P. Rausch looks back on the life and ministry of Pope Benedict XVI at this January 12 webinar

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King’s Dream is Alive: The Beloved Community in the 21st Century

Join us for this event copsonsored by the African American Catholic Center for Evangelization on January 15

Debbie Thomas

Holy Words: Entering the Heart through Sacred Writing

Join Debbie Thomas for this two-part workshop on what it means to write as a practice of the heart beginning January 19


Dr. Austen Ivereigh

Migration in the Thought and Pontificate of Pope Francis

Papal biographer Austen Ivereigh will deliver the 2023 Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture on January 31


The Camino de Santiago

Walk the Camino to Santiago in June 2023

The Center and the Loyola Institute for Spirituality invite you to walk the historic Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) in Spain, a major pilgrimage route of Christianity, this summer

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Latinas and the Future of the Catholic Church

Panel of scholars and ministers discuss the challenges, insights and questions of Latinas through the perspectives of theological reflection, ecclesial renewal and community organizing

New Research Aims to Address Equity in Parishes

Professor Brett Hoover's research indicates that a challenge in diverse parishes has to do with racial or ethnic inequality

Dr. Judith Carlisle

Yoga in a Time of Social Change

Dr. Judith Carlisle, yogi and educator, discusses yoga in a time of social change in this episode of Yoga in Our Time

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“We hope you will think of this University and the Center for Religion and Spirituality as your home. Whether you are volunteering or working full-time, committing yourself to service will always be challenging. So don’t be a stranger—come to LMU to take courses, workshops, or programs of study.”

– Dr. Robert Hurteau, Director