Fordham Research Centers
The Department of Theology regularly collaborates and co-sponsors events with related research centers. These centers include:
Orthodox Christian Studies Center (OCSC)
Co-founded by Fordham Theology faculty members George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou, the OCSC provides a venue for the academic study of Eastern Orthodox Christianity for students and the broader community. The OSCS offers an undergraduate minor and sponsors the Annual Orthodoxy in America Lecture, conferences, the Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought Series with Fordham University Press, and Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies (CACS)
Under the direction of Professor of Theology Christine Firer Hinze, the mission of CACS is to advance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American Catholicism in its diverse historical, intellectual, cultural, and practical expressions through ecumenical, interreligious, and interdisciplinary engagement with the broad spectrum of Catholic thought and practice. CACS promotes Fordham University’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and facilitates conversation within the academy and the Church and with the broader religious community and the general public.
The Center on Religion and Culture (CRC)
Under the direction of faculty member James McCartin, at a time when religion’s role in American public life is both recognized and contested, the CRC seeks to explore the complex relationship between religious faith and contemporary culture. The CRC explores questions arising at the intersection of religious traditions and contemporary culture and draws on New York’s leading role in intellectual and literary life, the visual and performing arts, politics and media, and diplomacy and humanitarian activities to explore religious life in all its diverse manifestations.