1998-2009.Origination : Center for the Study of Religious Life
Center for the Study of Religious Life
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Center for the Study of Religious Life Records (RLS), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Records of the CSRL Board, Corporation, and Executive Director; with committee files and financial records; files on the three sponsoring organizations and on other organizations; on scholars who worked with CSRL; on programs and publications; on topics of interest to CSRL; on CSRL exhibits and the LCWR exhibit; and on significant moments in CSRL history; including correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, press releases, photographs, audio tapes, videos, digital media, and other documents.
Founded in 1998 by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, and the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, the Center for the Study of Religious Life conducted interdisciplinary studies of and reflections on the experience of Roman Catholic religious in the United States since Vatican II (i.e., members of religious orders). The Center, located at the Catholic Theological Union in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, closed in 2009.