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News and Events

Throughout the year, CWCIT offers numerous lectures, panel discussions and other events for students, faculty/staff and the broader community. Each April, CWCIT hosts World Catholicism Week, a celebration of the globally interdependent dimensions of the Catholic experience of faith at DePaul, in Chicago and around the world. As of February 2021, the center has also hosted a total of 6 conferences overseas (in the Philippines, Nigeria, and Kenya), including the one pictured below.

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CWCIT colloquium, July 2017 in Nairobi
JULY 2017 (Nairobi)—Some 40 African Catholic scholars and CWCIT staff met at the Hekima Institute for Peace Studies & International Relations (HIPSIR) for a colloquium to discuss the first drafts of a new publication, THE HANDBOOK OF AFRICAN CATHOLICISM. Intended to be a road map for scholars, the HANDBOOK covers some of the most pressing and pertinent issues in diverse fields of African Catholicism studies. (As of February 2021, it is under consideration for publication by the University of Notre Dame Press.)