In honor of Jesuit Heritage Month, Akintunde E. Akinade reflects on teaching religion at a Jesuit institution in a predominantly Muslim country.
Church and World
A Catholic and Jesuit institution, Georgetown is home to a range of initiatives, centers, and programs that address the Catholic intellectual tradition and the role of the Church in the world.
Select Academic Programs
Georgetown's Department of Theology sponsors this major for undergraduates. Students have four options for concentration: Christian theology, religious ethics, biblical studies, and religious studies. Students in the religious studies concentration focus on the the critical comparative study of various religions, including Asian and Middle Eastern religions.
The Minor in Catholic Studies allows students to engage the richness of the Catholic intellectual and cultural tradition with the various dimensions of human existence such as the arts, sciences, humanities, law, medicine, politics, business, and economics.
The Department of Theology sponsors this Ph.D. program with religious pluralism as a central focus. Students comparatively examine at least two major religions with respect to theology, ethics, and culture.
Select Centers, Institutes,
and Research Programs
Founded in 1964, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) is a national, non-profit, Georgetown University affiliated research center that conducts social scientific studies about the Catholic Church.CARA has three major dimensions…
Established in 2001, the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service is a center for service-based scholarship and community outreach in pursuit of the common good.
The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life is a unique effort to promote dialogue on Catholic social thought and national and global issues, build bridges across political, religious, and ideological lines, and encourage a new…