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The Woodstock Theological Center was an independent, Jesuit-sponsored research institute located at Georgetown University that carried out theological and ethical reflection on the most pressing human issues of the day. Drawing on the Roman Catholic tradition, the Woodstock Center was ecumenically open, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative with, among others, the business community, government, religious groups, universities, other research centers, and the media.
This free-standing theological institute was founded in 1973 to stimulate creative theological thinking about critical issues facing the human family, society, and the Church. Over the course of forty years, Woodstock contributed significantly to the rich heritage of Jesuit theological inquiry in service to the Church and the world. Gasper F. LoBiondo, S.J., Director of the Woodstock Theological Center from 2002-2013, observed that, "while Woodstock's formal, independent ministry will come to an end, its rich legacy will continue to serve in the context of the research, publications, and theological forums that have advanced the church's understanding of the role of faith in public life. All who have been associated with Woodstock Theological Center over its forty years of service can be proud of what they have accomplished, and should be encouraged by the knowledge that the work they have done will not come to an end because the value of such work will be embraced by other institutions in new forms."
The Woodstock Theological Center archives are currently being processed, and will be made available to researchers at a later date. Interested researchers may email Adrian Vaagenes the Digital and Archival Services Librarian for Woodstock Theological Library.