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Laudato Sí : On Care for Our Common Home

Pope Francis invites us to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si' from May 24, 2020 to May 24, 2021. The ICTC has actively engaged with Laudato Sí, learn more about our past and current events and how you can participate in the Laudato Sí year.

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Patrick Howell, SJ Catholic Heritage Series

For ten years this series has explored topics that intersect with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and contemporary culture. Most recent topics include cultural contributions and challenges in Catholic life, spiritual practice, and racial justice and the Catholic Church.

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The 4th Annual Immigration Summit is moving online! Check back on May 15 for more information.

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We the People and the Primacy of Conscience

In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.
ICTC offers a series that draws the best from our Constitution–
“We the People,” and our Catholic Tradition–
“The Primacy of Conscience” to enhance our democratic participation.

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Interreligious Dialogue Initiative

The IDI aims to awaken sensibility in the Seattle University community to the richness of the world’s religions, a richness abundantly represented on our campus, and to move beyond mere tolerance to engagement.

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Crisis in the Church

In August 2018 the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church surfaced again.

How might the university urge and facilitate accountability, responsibility, and transparency in Catholic Church leadership?

What reforms are urgently needed?