Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
1852 West 22nd Place
Chicago, IL 60608
773.890.6800 (phone)
773.890.6801 (fax)

Dear Francis X. Clooney, S.J.,

Our student body is predominately of a Catholic tradition. We do have students from various Protestant churches: Jehovah's Witness, Methodist, Pentecostal, Apostolic Church of God, etc.

The teaching of world religions and reliigous pluralism is a developing part of our curriculum. At the sophomore level students study the Hebrew Scriptures and the Jewish traditions and culture with some background from the Talmud. At the junior level students study 1st Century Judaism as the context of the Gospels and the letters of Paul. The juniors also analyze modern Jewish practices and liturgical tradition, thanks to the C/JEEP rabbi who comes in to lecture periodically. Future plans include talks and discussions by representatives of the Muslim and Buddhist traditions. Students will be encouraged to visit the places of worship of these various faith groups.

David Dixon and Sr. Frances Thibodeau

Created: October 4, 2000 Updated: March 6, 2001