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The Integration of Faith and Work

John A. Ryan Institute

About the Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought

The University of St. Thomas John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought fosters a deeper integration of faith and work that is guided by the rich theological and philosophical resources of the Catholic tradition, and its contributions to the academy, business, society and the Church.

Through collaboration with an ever-expanding international community of scholars and business practitioners, the Ryan Institute examines the relationship between the Catholic social tradition and business theory and practice through research, faculty and curriculum development, seminars, conferences and publications.

Pursuing the Common Good through Business

Ryan Institute helps you explore the rich theological and philosophical resources of the Catholic tradition and its unique contributions to the academy, business, society and the Church.

Conferences and Research Seminars

Our conferences and seminars delve deeper into the connections of faith and work for university faculty, graduate students and practitioners.

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Publications and Curricular Materials

We offer a variety of books and creative curricular resources on Catholic social thought, business and the liberal arts.

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Church Management

Our Church management programming cultivates responsible stewardship by building efficient business practices and social teaching knowledge.

Church Management Programs

Vocation of the Business Leader

Image of a Catholic business vocation book published in partnership with Holy See Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development or Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

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Publications

With our national and international academic, Church and business partners, the Institute publishes or sponsors publications on our focus areas, including implementing Catholic social thought within worker/employer relations.

The Global Network of Catholic Social Thought

In collaboration with the Holy See's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (formerly the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace), the Ryan Institute maintains one of the largest international databases of institutes and organizations working in and implementing Catholic social thought.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Catholic Studies
Mail 55-S
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096

Campus Location

Building address: 2055 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN
On the northeast corner of Cleveland and Summit Avenues.