Non-profit

Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI)

Website:

www.ctinquiry.org

Location:

Princeton, NJ

Tax ID:

22-2212290

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2019):

Revenue: $659,744
Expenses: $1,340,881
Assets: $22,849,006

Formation:

1978

Director:

William Storrar

Director's Salary:

$255,176 [32]

Type:

Nonprofit

The Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) is an organization that conducts interdisciplinary research on theology and its impact on global concerns. CTI focuses on making theology more relevant in conversations about research, and among the public and individuals. [1]

Activities

The Center of Theological Inquiry brings together theologians and researchers in the sciences and humanities to foster conversations about God and global concerns. CTI intends to connect these research conversations with policymakers and practitioners of religion, in order to influence their thoughts and actions. [2]

The Center of Theological Inquiry’s research cycle convenes groups of six members who perform individual and collaborative research on a theme for an academic year. [3] The research focuses on theology, the humanities, and science in relation to complex global issues that concern all regions and religions. The research cycle for the academic year 2021-2022 was focused on religion and the natural environment and as of 2022 CTI was currently taking applications for its 2023-2025 research cycle focused on thriving in diverse contexts. [4]

The Center of Theological Inquiry has published reports from its three most recent research cycles, in an effort to makes its research more easily available to the public. Topics include the intersection of religion and economic inequality, the built environment, and the natural environment. [5]

Funding

The Center of Theological Inquiry is funded by donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. While CTI does not disclose other donors, tax filings confirm donations from the John Templeton Foundation ($1.37 million in 2016), [6] the Runestone Family Foundation ($50,000 in 2018), [7] and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation ($50,000 in 2017). [8]

People

Leadership

William Storrar is a Christian theologian and the director of CTI. [9]

Members of the board include Roy Lennox, chair; Gayle Robinson, vice chair; Jon Pott, secretary; Robert Wedeking, treasurer; William Storrar; Fred Anderson; Darrell Armstrong; Bette Jane Booth; Brian Fix; Robert Gunn; Carter Karins; Doug Leonard; Judith McCartin Scheide; Jay Vawter; and Charles Wall. [10]

Academic Advisory Panel

John Bowlin is a professor of philosophy and Christian ethics at the Princeton Theological Seminary. Bowlin is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the Society for Values in Higher Education. [11]

Peter Casarella is a professor of theology at Duke Divinity School. Casarella is a former president of the American Cusanus Society, the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the U.S., and the Academy of Catholic Theologians. [12]

Francis Clooney is a professor of comparative theology at Harvard Divinity School and the president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. [13]

David Fergusson is a Regius Professor of divinity at the University of Cambridge. [14]

Agustin Fuentes is a professor of anthropology at Princeton University. [15]

Tammy Gaber is the director and an associate professor at the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University. [16]

Eric Gregory is a professor of religion at Princeton University. Gregory is a former fellow at the Erasmus Institute, the Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish Civilization. [17]

Michael Hecht is a professor of chemistry at Princeton University. [18]

Jan-Olav Henriksen is a professor of systematic theology and philosophy of religion at the Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society. [19]

Jennifer Herdt is a professor of Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School and a former president of the Society of Christian Ethics. [20]

Cathleen Kaveny is a professor of both theology and law Boston College and a former president of the Society of Christian Ethics. [21]

Nico Koopman is a professor of systematic theology and ethics at University of Stellenbosch. [22]

Ian McFarland is a professor of theology at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. [23]

Friederike Nussel is a professor of systematic theology at Heidelberg University. [24]

Peter Ochs is a professor emeritus of modern Judaic studies at the University of Virginia. [25]

Peter Paris is a professor emeritus of Christian social ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary. Paris is a former president of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Ethics, the Society for the Study of Black Religion, and the American Theological Society. [26]

Esther Reed is a professor of theological ethics at the University of Exeter. [27]

Susan Schneider is a professor of philosophy at the Florida Atlantic University. [28]

Mona Siddiqui is a professor of Islamic and interreligious studies at the University of Edinburgh’s Divinity School. [29]

Jeremy Waldron is a professor of law at the New York University School of Law. [30]

Leslie Wingard is a professor of English at the College of Wooster. Wingard sits on both the Minority Scholars Committee and the Gender and Sexuality Committee at the American Studies Association. [31]

References

  1. “From the Director.” Center of Theological Inquiry. Accessed November 7, 2022. https://www.ctinquiry.org/director. ^
  2. “History and Mission.” Center of Theological Inquiry. Accessed November 7, 2022. https://www.ctinquiry.org/mission. ^
  3. “Research Cycle.” Center of Theological Inquiry. Accessed November 7, 2022. https://www.ctinquiry.org/research-cycle. ^
  4. “Research Themes.” Center of Theological Inquiry. Accessed November 7, 2022. https://www.ctinquiry.org/research-themes. ^
  5. “Research Reports.” Center of Theological Inquiry. Accessed November 7, 2022. https://www.ctinquiry.org/research-reports. ^
  6. John Templeton Foundation, Return of Private Foundation (Form 990-PF), 2016, Part XV, Line 3. ^
  7. Runestone Family Foundation, Return of Private Foundation (Form 990-PF), 2018, Part XV, Line 3. ^
  8.  Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2017, Schedule I, Part II. ^
  9. “From the Director.” Center of Theological Inquiry. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.ctinquiry.org/director. ^
  10. “Board of Trustees.” Center of Theological Inquiry. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.ctinquiry.org/board-of-trustees. ^
  11. “John R. Bowlin.” Princeton Theological Seminary. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.ptsem.edu/people/john-r-bowlin. ^
  12. “Peter Casarella.” Duke Divinity School, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://divinity.duke.edu/faculty/peter-casarella. ^
  13. “Francis X. Clooney S.J.” Harvard Divinity School. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/francisclooney/home. ^
  14. “Professor David Fergusson OBE, DD, FRSE, FBA.” University of Cambridge, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-david-fergusson-obe-dd-frse-fba. ^
  15. “Agustin Fuentes.” The Trustees of Princeton University, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://anthropology.princeton.edu/people/faculty/agustin-fuentes. ^
  16. “Tammy Gaber.” Laurentian University, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://laurentian.ca/faculty/tgaber. ^
  17. “Eric Gregory.” The Trustees of Princeton University, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://religion.princeton.edu/people/eric-gregory. ^
  18. “Michael Hecht.” The Trustees of Princeton University. Accessed November 4, 2022.  https://chemistry.princeton.edu/faculty/michael-hecht. ^
  19. “Prof. Jan-Olav Henriksen.” Global Network, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. http://globalnetresearch.org/team/prof-jan-olav-henriksen/. ^
  20. “Jennifer A. Herdt.” Yale Divinity School, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://divinity.yale.edu/faculty-and-research/yds-faculty/jennifer-herdt. ^
  21. “M. Cathleen Kaveny.” Trustees of Boston College, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/law/academics-faculty/faculty-directory/cathleen-kaveny.html ^
  22. “Prof. Nico N. Koopman.” Global Network, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. http://www.stellenboschwriters.com/koopmann.html. ^
  23. “Ian A. McFarland.” Candler School of Theology, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://candler.emory.edu/faculty/profiles/mcfarland-ian.html. ^
  24. “Prof. Dr. Friederike Nussel.” Heidelberg University, October 10, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/theologie/oek/personen/nuessel_en.html. ^
  25. “Peter Ochs.” University of Virginia, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://religiousstudies.as.virginia.edu/faculty/profile/pwo3v. ^
  26. [1] “Peter J. Paris.” HuffPost, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.huffpost.com/author/peter-j-paris. ^
  27. “Professor Esther D. Reed.” University of Exeter. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://theology.exeter.ac.uk/staff/ereed/. ^
  28. “Dr. Susan Schneider.” Florida Atlantic University, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/philosophy/susan-schneider/index/. ^
  29. “Professor Mona Siddiqui.” The University of Edinburgh, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/mona-siddiqui. ^
  30. “Jeremy Waldron.” New York University School of Law, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://its.law.nyu.edu/facultyprofiles/index.cfm?fuseaction=profile.overview&personid=26993. ^
  31. “Leslie Wingard.” The College of Wooster. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://wooster.edu/bio/lwingard/. ^
  32. Center of Theological Inquiry, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2019, Part VII, Section A, Line 1a. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 1978

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2019 Jun Form 990 $659,744 $1,340,881 $22,849,006 $67,414 N $256,425 $0 $163,261 $246,803 PDF
    2018 Jun Form 990 $1,517,759 $1,601,911 $23,813,328 $55,504 N $576,255 $0 $173,858 $260,000 PDF
    2017 Jun Form 990 $1,993,971 $2,513,265 $23,208,630 $108,828 N $1,442,760 $0 $209,122 $255,000 PDF
    2016 Jun Form 990 $281,494 $2,436,394 $21,952,423 $91,955 N $1,396,381 $0 $129,847 $248,750
    2015 Jun Form 990 $2,879,660 $2,408,899 $23,613,125 $27,434 N $1,454,473 $0 $83,658 $235,000 PDF
    2014 Jun Form 990 $3,229,587 $2,300,828 $23,320,578 $226,455 N $1,267,800 $0 $188,201 $220,000 PDF
    2013 Jun Form 990 $3,991,302 $2,549,501 $20,989,872 $235,927 N $1,627,066 $0 $168,836 $210,000 PDF
    2012 Jun Form 990 $296,354 $1,353,823 $19,454,515 $142,371 N $450,152 $0 $82,804 $195,000 PDF
    2011 Jun Form 990 $3,661,597 $1,138,514 $20,594,121 $224,508 N $390,560 $0 $132,283 $181,207

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