High school initiative at Catholic University of America

Catholic University in Washington received a $565,689 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.'s High School Youth Theology Institutes Initiative to establish a Light of the World Institute for high school students. Lilly's initiative encourages young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service.

Catholic U. is one of 82 schools in 29 states and the District of Columbia participating in the initiative.

"The Light of the World Institute is an opportunity to deploy our resources - especially our world-renowned faculty and faith-filled undergraduates - to help high school students understand intellectually and discern more personally how faith permeates and transforms endeavors such as business, politics, science art and sport," said William Mattison, interim dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

Catholic U. will invite up to 50 rising high school juniors and seniors to campus June 12-18 to participate in morning presentations and workshops, followed by afternoon visits to various sites in Washington.

Find out more

Call 202/319-5600 or email cua-public-affairs@cua.edu.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2016