Seattle University's Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture invites the Seattle University community to retrieve, reclaim and revive a tradition of exploration, examination and engagement with the intersection of religion and culture, of faith and reason and of church and world by creating a culture of rigorous study of and dialogue with the Catholic intellectual and wisdom tradition.
We strive to be a place of multifaith, diverse conversations, a place where people come together to engage in necessary conversations about the meaning of the Gospel in our time.
Engage students in exploring the Catholic Intellectual Tradition that has been passed down through the generations while placing it in the conversation with the issues of our day.
Support Seattle University’s faculty as they expand the frontiers of Catholic thought through their creative scholarly pursuits.
Serve the wider community as a crossroads for vibrant discourse on Catholicism in all its richness and texture.
Reinforce the university’s commitment to understanding and supporting Catholicism as a global and diverse tradition principally concerned with lifting up the most marginalized of our society.