Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Catholic Moral Theology

Haker Photo

Hille Haker, Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Moral Theology

Please select the link below to go to Prof. Haker's website:
www.hillehaker.com


Hille Haker is the Richard McCormick, S. J., Chair of Moral Theology at Loyola University Chicago. She earned her doctorate (1997) and habilitation (2001) at the University of Tübingen and her dissertation—“Moralische Identität: Literarische Lebensgeschichten als Medium ethischer Reflexion” (“Moral Identity: Literary Life Stories as a Medium of Ethical Reflection”)—was awarded the dissertation prize in Catholic Theology in 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at Loyola, Dr. Haker was Chair of Moral Theology and Social Ethics in the Catholic Theology Department of Frankfurt University (2005 to 2009), Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Harvard Divinity School (2003 to 2005), and Heisenberg Research Scholar (2002–2003). In Frankfurt, she was a Colleague of the Institute of Social Research of the Frankfurt School and co-director of the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women's Studies. At Frankfurt University, she also served as co-director of the newly founded Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaftern Bad Homburg from 2007–2010. After 14 years of service, she resigned from the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Concilium in 2015. 

Dr. Haker was elected President of Societas Ethica at its annual conference in August 2015 in Linköping, Sweden. She has been a member of the European Group on Ethics in Sciences and New Technologies (EGE) of the European Commission since 2005. She is a member of several U.S. associations, including the AAR, SCE, CTSA, and ASBH; she is also a member of the German Academy of Ethics in Medicine (AEM) and an associated member of the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tübingen, and a member of AGENDA, Forum of Catholic Women Theologians in Germany. 


For more on Dr. Haker's election as President of Societas Ethica

Please select the link below to go to Prof. Haker's McCormick Chair inauguration address:
Hille Haker's Inauguration Address


Religion and Violence

4th International McCormick Ethics Colloquium

“Healing the Wounds of Violence: How to Understand and Respond to Religious and Political Violence” was the theme of the 4th International McCormick Ethics Colloquium, which was held on April 18 – 19 in Coffey Hall – McCormick Lounge at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Fr. Michael Pfleger, Senior Pastor of the Faith Community of St. Sabina, gave the colloquium’s keynote lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18. 

Program

Poster


Responsibility/Integrity Photo

Responsibility and the Integrity of Life
Spring 2014 McCormick Chair Lecture and Colloquium
Thursday, April 16 at 4 p.m.
William Schweiker, Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School Information Commons, 4th Floor
Sponsored by the Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair of Catholic Moral Theology


Tend the Earth Photo

To Tend the Earth: Responding to the Global Climate Change Crisis
George Crabtree, Senior Scientist, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
Lisa Sideris, Associate Professor, Indiana University

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar, Yale University
William French, Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Rep. Robyn Gabel, 18th District, Illinois House of Representatives
Kathleen Smythe, Professor, Xavier University
Daniel R. DiLeo, Project Manager of Catholic Climate Covenant
Elke U. Weber, Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business and Professor of Management and Psychology at Columbia University
Organized by the the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, the Department of Theology, and the Richard A. McCormick Chair of Catholic Moral Theology


McCormick Chair Photo

3rd International McCormick Chair Colloquium

The City as an Intersectional Site of Ethics and Theology

May 23 - 25 
Universität Erfurt

In a continuation of the Spring 2013 dialogue with faculty and students from the Universität Erfurt, the Richard J. McCormick Chair of Catholic Moral Theology co-sponsored the 3rd International McCormick Chair Colloquium with the Universität Erfurt on May 3–5. Twelve Loyola Theology Department faculty and students traveled to Erfurt, Germany to present papers on the topic of "The City as an Intersectional Site on Ethics and Theology."

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Politics and Ethics Photo

"How Politics Became Impossible and Ethics Became Unnecessary: The Shrinking Vocabulary of Modern Public Life"

Colloquium
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Robin Lovin
Piper Hall
Sponsored by the Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair of Catholic Moral Theology


Energy and Environment Photo

"US Energy and Environment: Science, Ethics, & Public Policies"

James Balog, Founder & Director, Extreme Ice Survey, Founder, Earth Vision Trust
Knut Nadelhoffer, University of Michigan
Larry Rasumussen, Union Theological Seminary
Emmanuel Agius, University of Malta
Howard Learner, Environmental Law and Policy Center
Donald Wuebbels, University of Illinois
Jame Schaefer, Marquette University
Mundelein Auditorium
Organized by the Office of the President, the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, the Department of Theology, and the Richard A. McCormick Chair of Catholic Moral Theology


Storytelling Photo

"Storytelling as Sword and Shield: Oak Creek and Supermax—Two Case Studies"

September 26, 2013
Valarie Kaur
Damen Student Center MPR North
Sponsored by the Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Catholic Moral Theology


McCormick Chair Events and Lectures Archive