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Coram Deo Colloquia

Coram Deo is a student-led association of friends of theology.

The Latin phrase coram deo means “before God,” “in the presence of God,” or “face to face with God,” and through this organization, students serve as facilitators of theological dialogue for the university community, choosing relevant themes for interdisciplinary discussion that bring our theology into direct engagement with the challenges of faith in a modern world. Each year, student facilitators choose a broad theme for discussion by an interdisciplinary panel of faculty from the APU community, and this experience enhances theological reflection, develops leadership skills among the student facilitators, and broadens their understanding of the parameters of theology to move it beyond intellectual deliberation to serve the Church and the world.