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Each year, undergrads from DePaul’s Catholic Studies courses submit a research poster, typically on that year’s World Catholicism Week topic/theme. The top 6-8 are selected by their professors to present their research posters in a public, interactive session before the conference itself kicks off. When we meet in person, three of our conference speakers always serve as respondents, speaking individually with the students about their research and then coming together to offer their comments on each student’s work in a “feedback session.”
Because there was not an abundance of readily available scholarly research on Catholic youth in the global South, this year's students were asked to research the Church's role in this region in either ecological matters or resistance to violence. And they themselves were the element of "young people"!
Our 2022 student presenters and their topics were
Founded in 1968 in the spirit and vision of the Second Vatican Council, CTU has grown to be one of the largest Roman Catholic graduate schools of theology and ministry in the U.S. Located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, CTU offers 9 degrees and 10 certificate programs. Its distinguished Catholic faculty also includes scholars from the Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. And over the years its programs have expanded to address the intercultural needs of the Church in an increasingly global society.