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Women & Church Leadership Conference Covered in National Catholic Reporter's Global Sisters Report 

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Heidi Schlumpf, correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, covered CWCIT's World Catholicism Week 2018 conference, "Daughters of Wisdom," in her April 12, 2018 article, "DePaul Conference on Women in Global Church Calls for New Leadership Models."

Archdiocese of Chicago's "Mission Matters" Program Interviews CWCIT's Stan Chu Ilo

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In their March 15, 2018 program, the archdiocese's "Mission Matters Live" spoke with Stan Chu Ilo about the Society for Hope and Solidarity for the Women of Central Africa, a project for which he has served as the U.S. representative; his work founding and sustaining the charity, Canadian Samaritans for Africa; and about CWCIT's work, including its upcoming April conference on women and leadership in the Church.

AfroGlobal Television Honors CWCIT's Stan Chu Ilo with Global Impact Award 

On October 21, 2017, in Toronto, AfroGlobal Television presented Stan Chu
Stan Chu Ilo receives 2017 Global Impact Award
Ilo with its 2017 Global Impact Award
for the more than 20 projects in four African countries implemented through Canadian Samaritans for Africa, a nonprofit of which he is founder and president. One such project is the water and sanitation initiative and the AduAchi Women's Skills Center in Eastern Nigeria, executed in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Recognized as one of the top 10 global projects at the UNESCO-sponsored Mondialogo Awards in 2009, it also won an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) award and recognition from the U.S. State Department.

U.S. Catholic Interviews CWCIT's Stan Chu Ilo on African Spirituality

U.S. Catholic interview with Stan Chu Ilo
In its September 2017 issue, U.S. Catholic published an interview with CWCIT research professor, Rev. Stan Chu Ilo, on African spirituality's unique commitment to community and the belief that everything and everyone is connected through God: "Someone has called it the moral tradition of abundant life. What is abundant life? I say it is human and cosmic flourishing, when every reality is intimately connected to every other reality in a harmonious bond." Read the full interview here.

2015—America Magazine Reports on CWCIT's Muslim-Catholic Panel

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On November 12, 2015, CWCIT hosted a discussion on Muslim-Catholic dialogue in sub-Saharan Africa, which included as panelists Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, and DePaul's own Dr. Babacar Mbengue. The national Jesuit magazine, America, featured the event as reported by Catholic News Service journalist, Michelle Martin. Read the full article here.

2015—HuffPost Live Interviews CWCIT Professor on Pope Francis' Two-Year Tenure

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Rev. Stan Chu Ilo, CWCIT research professor, gave an interview on HuffPost Live on March 19, 2015, the two-year anniversary of Pope Francis' election. He spoke of the pontiff's legacy of simplicity, noting that "the church can only be credible when the church personifies what the church preaches." Watch the full interview and read Chu's March 13 blog post on this topic.

2015—Vatican Foundation Gives International Award to Past CWCIT Scholar

A. Alexander Stummvoll
On February 26, 2015, Alex Stummvoll was named winner of the Vatican foundation Centesimus Annus-Pro Pontifice's biannual international award (10,000 Euro) for young researchers whose work promotes Catholic social doctrine. Alex was CWCIT's 2012-13 visiting professor, and he received the award for his PhD dissertation, “A Living Tradition: The Holy See, Catholic Social Doctrine and Global Politics 1965-2000."

2014—CWCIT Faculty Interviewed on New Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich

Archbishop Blase Cupich
In September 2014, Pope Francis named Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., as the successor to Cardinal Francis George, OMI, as archbishop of Chicago. Some of our faculty spoke to the media about this decision and transition:

2013—Papal Conclave Participants Include CWCIT Friends & Collaborators

Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
On March 13, 2013, a conclave of 115 cardinals elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, archbishop of Buenos Aires, as the successor to Pope Benedict XVI. The first Latin American and Jesuit pope, Bergoglio chose the name Francis. Participating in this historic conclave were the following cardinals whom CWCIT has been honored to welcome here at DePaul:
Mar George Cardinal Alencherry (bio)
Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church (Kochi, Kerala, India)
October 2011 presentation at DePaul: "Catechesis in the World Church"
Francis Cardinal Arinze (bio)
Prefect Emeritus, Congregation for Divine Worship(Rome)
November 2009 visit to DePaul
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Watch his interview with NBC 5 Chicago
Francis Cardinal George, OMI (bio)
Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago
February 2014 presentation: "Pope Francis & the New Evangelization"
April 2010 presentation: "Tradition & Liberation: Charity in Truth & the New Face of Social Progress"
Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson (bio)
President, Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace (Rome)
April 2010 presentation at DePaul: "Charity in Truth & the New Face of Social Progress"