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Youth Theology Institute

Welcome!  The Youth Theology Institute is an innovative five-day summer experience at Loyola Marymount (LMU) focused on leadership and theology.  It invites high school students to creatively and intensively explore their leadership potential as well as the “big spiritual questions” they have, making use of the resources of Roman Catholicism and other religious traditions. 

Students will visit diverse faith communities and organizations promoting justice.  The Institute is a holistic and integrative experience which seeks to capture young imaginations, cultivate the students’ spiritual growth, facilitate intellectual development, and promote leadership that is ethical, multicultural, and seeks justice in a broken world.  It culminates with a film showcase highlighting the week's activities.

You are seeking answers to life's big questions. You want to express yourself freely. You're searching for a community that shares your commitment to love and social justice. Let us accompany you on that journey.