The Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research seeks to discern the meaning of Christian identity and unity in a religiously and culturally diverse world, and to communicate that meaning for the work of the church and the renewal of human community.
“This week-long workshop has literally changed my world view, particularly as it relates to faith and to the coming together of people of differing faiths. My preconceived notions have been eradicated. This week has been a true blessing. I will take what I have learned here with me in my heart and mind, and carry it for the rest of my life.”
– writing workshop participant, 2012
“We worked hard almost every day, but the pace of life meant that we also rested, prayed, exercised, watched birds, fished, read novels, viewed films, took scenic weekend side trips, and shared meals with friends more frequently than we can do at home.”
– Dorothy Bass and Mark Schwehn,
Valparaiso University, resident scholars