Denver Newsroom, Feb 18, 2022 / 15:10 pm
A Chicago-based Catholic nonprofit has been awarded more than $3.6 million to assist the launch of a national network of independent institutes of Catholic thought, to promote dialogue about the relationship of faith and science.
“The In Lumine Network sets a place at the table of the secular academy for the Catholic intellectual tradition,” said Michael Le Chevallier, acting executive director of the Lumen Christi Institute, in a statement announcing the $3,648,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
“It will help established and nascent institutes for Catholic thought to scale up, deepen their engagement around faith and reason, share ideas, build on the successes of others, and amplify impact,” he said.
Several institutes for Catholic thought already operate on campuses across the United States, but this project by the Lumen Christi Institute is the first to gather them in a consortium.