Latino Theology and Ministry Initiative

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Latino/a Theology and Ministry Initiative

¡Bienvenidas y bienvenidos!

The LMU Latino/a Theology and Ministry Initiative (LLTM) emerged from a need to assess and then respond to the large population of Hispanic Catholics in the United States and is a joint project of the Department of Theological Studies and the Center for Religion and Spirituality.

As a Catholic university in the largest Catholic archdiocese in the country, LMU is uniquely situated to gather data and marshal resources that will aid in preparing Latino/a Catholics for leadership and service in the Church. As the Hispanic Catholic population continues to grow, LMU seeks to grow in the capacity to truly serve this important community in the Body of Christ. 


LMU was the host institution for the 2014 Symposium on Catholic Hispanic Ministry in the United States, the follow-up to the Symposium held at Boston College in 2009.


  • Seventh Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture: "Reflections on the Theology of the 'Strager' " with Dr. Maria Clara Bingemer, who will speak on the topic of Migration. The lecture is jointly offered as The Tomasi Lecture of the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) | October 12, 2017
  • Séptima Conferencia Anual de Pastoral y Teología Hispana: "Reflexiones sobre la Teología del 'Forastero' " con la Dra. Maria Clara Bingemer, quien nos hablará en el tema de inmigración. Esta conferencia se presenta en conjunto con la Conferencia Tomasi del Centro de Estudios Migratorios de Nueva York (CMS) | 12 de octubre de 2017
  • Fifth Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture: "The Reform of the Church: The Pastoral Theology of Pope Francis" by Rev. Carlos María Galli | April 14, 2016
  • The Fourth Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture with Rabbi Abraham Skorka. Rector of the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, Argentina | January 22, 2015 

  • Annual Charles S. Casassa Chair of Catholic Social Values Lecture: "The Francis Factor: Anthropological Reflections on the the Contemporary Church" with Gerald A. Arbuckle, S.M. | September 25, 2014 

See our archive of past events here.

Contact Us

Tel: 310-258-8604

Mailing Address:

Latino/a Theology and Ministry Initiative
1 LMU Drive, Suite 1863
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA 90045