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Faculty of Theology

Faculty Profile

Stan IloStan Chu Ilo, BPhil, BD, PGCE, PGDE, STL, MA, ThM, PhD (St. Michael's), DEd (cand, UNISA)

Assistant Professor | Religious Education; Multicultural Education; Systematic Theology; Theories of Leadership; Augustine; Balthasar

stanchu.ilo@utoronto.ca

ONGOING RESEARCH

  • Researching on various approaches to multicultural religious education in separate school boards in Ontario and in multicultural Christian communities;
  • Researching on different approaches to religious education, faith development and faith formation within the psycho-analytic, psycho-social, and cognitive constitutive schools;
  • Researching on Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Lonergan in the areas of God-talk, hermeneutics and communicative theology;
  • Continuing Research and publications on world Christianity and God’s mission in Africa. I am particularly interested in using the tools of socio-cultural anthropology and sociology of education in religious education, pastoral theology, diversity and multicultural leadership faith-based ministries, and in border-crossing in theological education and theological reflection.

COURSES AND OTHER TEACHING

  • Approaches to Multicultural Religious Education
  • Theories of Leadership and Christian Praxis
  • Teaching and Learning in the Spirit of Augustine
  •  Faith Development Across the Life Span
  • History of Religious Education
  • Theological Reflection Seminar
  • Embracing World Christianity in Theological Education

SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL WORK

Refereed Articles

Stan Chu Ilo, “Contemporary African Cultural Values: A Challenge to
Traditional Christianity” in African Ecclesial Review, vol. 49, no 3-4 (Sept-Dec, 2007):155-184.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Christ, the Ultimate Source of Abundant Life: An African
Christological Model” in African Christian Studies, vol. 23, no. 3 (June 2007): 5-62.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Blacks against Blacks: Homelessness to Reconciliation” in
African Ecclesial Review, Vol. 51, no1&2 (March-June, 2009), 78-104.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Towards an African Theology of Reconciliation: A Missiological
Reflection on the Instrumentum Laboris of the Second African Synod” in The Heythrop Journal, Vol 53, no. 6, (November 2012): 1005-1025.
Stan Chu Ilo, “A Theology of Reconciliation: A Reflection on the
Instrumentum Laboris of the Second African Synod” in African Ecclesial Review, vol. 52, no. 1 (March, 2010), 424-464.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Appropriating Lonergan’s Hermeneutics in African Theology:
The Question of History” in Bigard Theological Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2 (July-Dec 2009): 77-104.
Stan Chu Ilo, “The Second African Synod and the Challenges of Reconciliation,
Justice, and Peace in Africa’s Social Context: A Missionary Theological Praxis of       Reconciliation—Part 1”, Missiology: An International Review, vol. XL, no. 2 (April           2012): 195-204.
Stan Chu Ilo, “The Second African Synod and the Challenges of Reconciliation,
Justice, and Peace in Africa’s Social Context: A Missionary Theological Praxis of       Reconciliation—Part 2, Missiology: An International Review, vol.XL, no. 3 (July, 2012): 249-260.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Catholic Education and the Challenges of Human and Cultural
Development in Africa: Some Proposals for Inter-University Partnership” in by ACUHIAM Journal of Education (ACUHIAM: Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar), vol 2, no. 1 (2011-2012): 55-83.

Books and Chapters

Stan Chu Ilo, The Face of Africa: Looking Beyond the Shadows (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publication, 2012).
Stan Chu Ilo, “Adoption Cannot Help other Countries” in Noel Merion, ed.,
Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints: Adoption (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Cengale Learning, 2009), 36-41.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Beginning Afresh from Christ in the Search for Abundant Life
in Africa” in Stan Chu Ilo, et al, ed. , The Church as Salt and Light: Path to An African Ecclesiology of Abundant Life (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2011).
Stan Chu Ilo, et al, ed. , The Church as Salt and Light: Path to an African Ecclesiology
of Abundant Life (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2011).
Stan Chu Ilo, The Church and African Development: Aid and Development from the
Perspectives of Catholic Social Ethics (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publications, 2011).
Stan Chu Ilo, Discover your Divine Investment: The Path to Spiritual Joy
(Toronto: Catholic Register Books, 2012).

Manuscripts Submitted/in Preparation

Stan Chu Ilo (editor) Building our Future on Faith: The Spiritual Path for the Catholic Teacher (in preparation)
Stan Chu Ilo, The Christian God and African Social Context: Towards a Transformative African Theological Praxis of Hope (in preparation)
Embracing Diversity and Multicultural Education in Ontario’s Separate Schools: Challenges and Opportunities (thesis for the doctorate degree in sociology of education in progress).

Papers Presented at Meetings and Symposia

Stan Chu Ilo, “Sacra Doctrina and Cultural Hermeneutics in Aquinas: New
Questions from the South”, Lonergan Research Institute, Toronto, Seminar Series, February 26, 2009.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Campaigning for Eco-Justice in African Communities: How
Local NGOs are Internationalizing the Ecological Concerns in African Communities”, a paper presented at the 12th International Conference of the Israeli Center for Third Sector Research, Ben Gurion University of the  Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel, March 19, 2009.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Climate Change as a Moral Issue: An African Story of the World”,  
a paper given at a two day international conference on “Climate Change as  a Moral Issue” sponsored by Oikos Center of the University of Calgary, the Ellen Elliot Institute for Ecological Ethics at the University of Toronto, and the United Church of Canada 16th April, 2010.
Stan Chu Ilo, “, Explorations on the Possibility of a Cultural Hermeneutical
Method in African Christianity: A Post-Colonial Critique” Paper delivered at the xxi International World Congress on Religion as a Human Phenomenon, University of Toronto, Canada, 20th August, 2010.
Stan Chu Ilo, “The Spiritual Formation of the Catholic Teacher” A Paper
Presented  at the First Basilian Seminar on Religion and Education, University of St Michael’s College, Toronto, May 16th, 2011.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Africa’s Place in World Christianity: A Critical Study in the Search
for Cross-Cultural Friendship”, a Paper Presented at the Canadian Theological Society Congress, University of St Thomas, Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 1, 2011.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Confronting the Protracted Humanitarian Crisis in Africa” Panel
Discussion Chair, 2nd World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Tuft University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA, June, 5, 2011.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Education as Contemplative Communal Wisdom in Aquinas”,
Baylor Center for Faith and Learning Conference on Educating for Wisdom, October 28, 2011.
Stan Chu Ilo,  “Cross-Currents in African Christianity: Lessons for Inter-Cultural Hermeneutics of Friendship and Participation”, International Conference on Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Dialogue, Assisi, Italy, April 16, 2012.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Learning to Teach and Teaching to Love in Augustine: A Challenge to Today’s Faith Educator” Basilian Seminar on Religion and Education, University of St Michael’s College, May 23, 2012.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Religion as Social Capital: Working as People of Faith for Human and Cosmic Flourishing”, Key note Speaker, End of Ramadan Lecture, Inter-Cultural Dialogue Institute, Toronto, Canada, 16 August, 2012.
Stan Chu Ilo, “Do we Still Need Religion: Islam, Christianity and the Secular West”, Treehouse Talks, Toronto Reference Library, November, 8, 2012.      

Invited Lectures

Workshop Leader, “The Spirituality of Pastoral Care in Nursing Homes”, Professional Development Seminar for Administrators and Directors of Care, Omni Way Chain, Peterborough, On, 27th January, 2008.

Keynote Speaker, “Solidarity and Partnership between the North and the South in African Development”, Great Lake Regional Conference, Engineers Without Borders-USA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, September 28, 2008.

Guest Speaker, “The Challenges of Leadership in Black Communities in Canada”, Black History Month Lecture, Catholic Caribbean Community, February 5, 2009.

Guest Speaker, Lecture Series, Peterborough Diocesan Evangelization Office, VEYO, “Evangelization and the Challenges of Secularism in Canada”, September 9, 2009.

Guest Lecturer, Workshop for Principals in the Peterborough, Northumberland, Victoria, Clarington, District Separate School Board, “Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada”,  February 7, 2010.

Guest Speaker, Social Justice Forum, St Therese Church, Peterborough Diocese, Ontario, “The Catholic Church as a Force for Good in the World: Addressing the Crisis of Clerical Sexual Abuse”, September 27, 2010.

Guest Speaker, Catholic Women League Social Justice Retreat, St Mary’s Parish Lindsay, “Lifting the Poor from the Pit in the Spirit of Pope Benedict XVI’s Charity in Truth”, April 31, 2011.

Guest Lecturer, Catholic Education Week, Spiritual animation for Catholic School Board staff, Peterborough, Northumberland, Victoria, Clarington, District Separate School Board, “Opening Doors: The Treasure of Catholic Education”, May 5, 2011.

Keynote Speaker, Great Lakes Regional Conference, Engineers Without Borders-USA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, “The Power of WE: Building a Better Possible World as Global Citizens” November 6, 2011.

Workshop Facilitator, Dufferin and Peel Catholic District School Board’s Faith Ambassadors. Theme: Growing Together in Faith. November 1, 2012.