Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima, M.B.A., S.T.D.
B.A., Butler University; S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake; M.B.A., Templeton Institute; S.T.D., Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Vicar for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Former Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish in Arlington Heights and Saint Damian Parish in Oak Forest; Former President, Illinois Conference of Churches, Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago and O’Hare Interfaith Chapel Corporation. Trustee Emeritus, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. Author of Concordat of Agreement Between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: Lessons on the Way Toward Full Communion.Co-author of Understanding Four Views of The Lord’s Supper.Editor of A Legacy of Catholic/Jewish Dialogue: The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lectures, and What is a Parish? Canonical, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives.Contributor to A Sourcebook of the World Religions; A Blessing to Each Other: the Writings of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin on Catholic/Jewish Relations; The Community of Religions: Voices and Images from the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Member of the American Academy of Religion, American Catholic Philosophical Association, Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical Officers and North American Academy of Ecumenists. Fellow, Christian Leadership Initiative, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem.