Institute for Pastoral Initiatives

The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives mobilizes the resources of the University of Dayton for partnerships with the Church that create and implement innovative pastoral initiatives designed to meet the needs of the Church and to articulate faith within the context of contemporary culture.

What Do We Provide?

Resources for Inclusive Catechesis: The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives serves as a support network and resource to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing DVDs and print resources, consultations, and networking opportunities. 

The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation: A growing initiative to offer adult religious education and faith formation anytime and anywhere via the internet.

The Forum for Young Catechetical Leaders: A two-year program for students of the University of Dayton. The goal is to prepare students to become outstanding catechists or religion teachers. 

In the News
Faith/Mission 02.26.19
Flyer 'Faith'ful

As a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and now career advisor at the University of Dayton, Lisa Witt gives new meaning to "flyer" and "faithful."

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Faith/Mission 02.07.19
UD's Catholic Intellectual Life

A number of people came up to me from various universities indicating how impressed they have been with the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives (IPI) for our online accomplishments over the years.

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Facutly and Staff 01.24.19
And the Award Goes to...

Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, SAAZ as she's often referred to, probably won't be needing her signature fluorescent green glasses for her upcoming trip.

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Who are the Chaminade Scholars at the University of Dayton?
Addressing faith in an ever-changing world

"I think every time there has been a major transformation in culture, the Church has made a major change in the way it is present in the culture, the way it presents the Gospel touching people's lives. The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives can bring together the resources of the Catholic university and the Church to address the transformations the Church has to make to be a vital presence in the world that is emerging."

Brother Raymond L. Fitz, SM
University of Dayton President, 1979-2002


Institute for Pastoral Initiatives

Daniel J. Curran Place
1700 S. Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45409