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Seminars and Events

The Center for Faith and Learning sponsors summer seminars for Pepperdine faculty and staff on a variety of topics related to faith and academic life. Participants are provided with books, lunch, and a stipend for the seminar.

In addition to these opportunities, faculty and staff participate in other events to enhance the connection between faith and the life of the mind. These include fieldtrips to faith-related museum exhibits hosted by our museum art director and art history professors and attendance of student plays with opportunity for discussion of the faith themes with the director and actors.

2024 Summer Seminar Retreat for Full Time Faculty and Exempt Staff

There is space for 12 participants. Participants will be chosen to create a balance of faculty from all areas of the university.


Participation includes a $250 stipend, a copy of the readings in advance, and room and board at the retreat center for one night, including lunch and dinner on Wednesday and breakfast and lunch on Thursday. Participants have the option of staying one extra night on May 30-31 for a personal retreat.

2024 CFL Summer Seminar Flier


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2024 Summer Seminar Retreat

May 29 & 30

May 29 at 9:00 a.m. to May 30 at 3:00 p.m.

with optional personal retreat May 30-31

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes

Led by J.A.T. Smith

$250 Stipend and all readings included

One night stay and readings included

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