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CEIE at Seattle University

The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement (CEIE) at Seattle University is rooted in a Jesuit, Catholic commitment to ecumenical and interreligious engagement, spiritual and indigenous pathways, and to cultural wisdom.

Welcome to CEIE

The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement (CEIE) at Seattle University is rooted in a Jesuit, Catholic commitment to ecumenical and interreligious engagement, spiritual and indigenous pathways, and to cultural wisdom.

We Serve the whole student (cura personalis). This means wherever you are in life's walk, we discern that journey with you, in the university, alongside ecumenical and interreligious communities, and with our partners near and far. 

We Curate what Pope Francis calls “The Art of Encounter”framed in openness, courage, and a willingness to be transformed by the stories of others.   

We Convene Scholars, Practitioners, and University Fellows on topics that matter and excite the imagination. 

We Create Opportunity. Visit our Student Affiliates, See our Webinars. Learn about our Workshops and Join our Courses!   

We Explore! The CEIE Platform includes our CEIE Home Website, our Theolab (laboratory) Religica and The Interfaith Observer (TIO), where we explore your stories all around the world! 

CEIE Annual Report 2023-2024

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CEIE Leadership in Office 2024

CEIE Leadership

CEIE is led by a circle of student affiliates, faculty and staff fellows, alumni ambassadors, an expansive advisory council across non-profit and private industry sectors, an Assistant Director, and our Founding Director-Spehar-Halligan Professor.

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CEIE Scholarship

CEIE is dedicated to the Ignation sensibility for "finding God in all things," gathering faculty and practitioners to address moral, societal, and leadership challenges at the margins of society through interdisciplinary scholarly projects. Our most recent project, Gratitude, Injury, and Repair in a Pandemic Age is now available for pre-order through Georgetown University Press.

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Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy at CEIE draws upon the Ignatian principles of values discernment, personal action, and individual and collective transformation. When we cultivate a sense of core purpose, awareness and wisdom grow, as does our leadership in responsibility to ourselves, to our communities, to the spaces where we work, and to the places we call home.

Connect and Engage

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement (CEIE) at Seattle University sends a complimentary monthly newsletter around the world. Stay updated with our latest offerings: free resources and pay-as-you-go courses at the CEIE Leadership Academy; workshops, webinars, podcasts, and stories from our global journal, The Interfaith Observer (TIO); and new ideas from Religica. Sign up today and be enrolled to win free admission to our self-paced course - Seeking Religious Literacy.

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Seeking Religious Literacy Course

Register for our latest course on Seeking Religious Literacy, created alongside faculty experts and presented by SU students and Alumni.

Support CEIE

100% of your Financial Gift supports core operations at CEIE. Your gift allows us to hire student employees, increase scholarships to worthy students, employ top-tier instructors and facilitators, and to create programming that supports the strategic objectives and initiatives that you value at CEIE.