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About the 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. 

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IPI hosts visitor from Malawi

Video: IPI Hosts Intern from Malawi

Ignatius Mvula spent two months this fall at the University of Dayton?s Institute for Pastoral Initiatives (IPI) learning to develop online faith formation courses for his diocese in Malawi, Africa.

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Institute for Pastoral Initiatives

River Campus Suite M1200 
1700 S. Patterson Blvd. 
Dayton, Ohio 45409