Alumni Seminars Winter 2018

Winter Series, January - March 2018

Christian unity and world peace:
Ecumenism and Dialogue Among World Religions after 500 Years

After 500 years of separation among Christians, 2017-18 marks the anniversary of the Reformation that began with the posting of theses at Wittenberg by Martin Luther.  This year also has highlighted several events of dialogues within Christianity between Protestants and Catholics, as well as dialogues between followers of world religions.


This seminar will feature presentations by several faculty members at Seattle University who have participated in these events: Michael Trice, an Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and Associate Dean for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue in the School of Theology and Ministry; Peter Ely, S. J., professor of theology and Seattle University coordinator of inter-religious dialogue; Jeanette Rodriguez, professor of theology and writer on the Jewish Holocaust; Marc Cohen, associate professor of philosophy; Ali Mian, assistant professor of theology and expert in The Qur’an; Russ Powell, professor of law and author of articles on Islam and the Middle East; and Manuel Mejido, assistant professor at the School of Theology and Ministry where he directs the Center for Religious  Wisdom and World Affairs.

These faculty members will lead Alumni Seminars on Christian Unity, inter-religious dialogue among Jewish, Christian, Moslem, and other religious traditions, and the relationship of these movements to world peace in the twenty-first century.

The seminars will take place on the following Tuesdays in Winter Quarter, 2018: January 16, January 30, February 13, February 27, and March 13.  The seminars are open to Seattle University alums and other college graduates in the Seattle area.  They will run from 6:00 to 8:00pm on the Seattle University campus.  The cost of attending the five-session seminar is $150, which includes parking, refreshments, and reading materials.

Tuesday evenings, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. January 16, 30; February 13, 27; March 13

COST:  $150 for the five sessions



Registration Information: Alumni Seminars are open to Seattle university alums and other college graduates in the Seattle area who seek a lively learning experience, stimulating discussion, and the companionship of other active minds.

The cost of the five-session seminar, which includes all material, parking, and refreshment, is $150.  Participants may request more information by email here. Register by clicking on the button above that will take you to our secure online event registration website.

The Alumni Seminars Series take place each quarter and are open to Seattle University alumni and other college graduates in the Seattle area who seek a high-quality learning experience, stimulating discussions of life’s deeper questions, and the companionship of other active minds.

The Alumni Seminars are organized by the College of Arts and Sciences of Seattle University under the guidance of Professor David Leigh, S.J.

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