2017-18 Events

Cherishing the Wisdom of Community: A Benedictine Contribution to (Graduate) Leadership Education

ICTC Faculty Fellows Presentation by Dung Tran, PhD
Thursday, February 15

12:15-1:30pm(Lunch at 12:15, presentation begins at 12:30pm)
HUNT 100 | Light lunch provided; please RSVP to ICTC@seattleu.edu

The Organizational Leadership program at Gonzaga University has taken graduate students to a Benedictine monastery as part of a course on "Leadership and Community" for 15 years.  As an alumnus of this experience, the presenter will discuss how the understanding and experience of a monastic community leads to effectively engaging the world during turbulent times.

Dr. Dung Q. Tran, the son of Vietnamese refugees, is an inaugural instructor of Organizational Leadership at Seattle University. In terms of research, Dr. Tran is interested in how spiritual, ethical, and values-based perspectives shape leadership theory and practice, with a particular focus on leader identity development. For Dr. Tran’s complete bio, visit: https://ncs.seattleu.edu/about/faculty-staff/


Unimagined Latin@s

Of Great Walls, Borders, Bridges and Dreams

FREE! Thursday, January 18, 2018
6-7:30pm (7:30pm reception), Pigott Auditorium
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Presentations and poetry from top SU and international Latin@ intellectuals, including Steven Bender, JD, Associate Dean, Seattle U Law School; Claudia Castro Luna, 2018 Washington State Poet Laureate and former Seattle Civic Poet; Natalie Cisneros, PhD, Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, Professor, Modern Languages and Women & Gender Studies; Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, Professor, Theology and Religious Studies. Information: email Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs or Steven Bender.

Cosponsored by Seattle University School of Law, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, Matteo Ricci College, College of Arts and Sciences, Women & Gender Studies, and Northwest Folklife.


Martin Luther King Jr. Mass

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his death

All are welcome!
Monday, January 15, 2018
11 am Mass
12:15 pm Keynote

The Black Catholic Advisory Circle of the Archdiocese of Seattle, in partnership with the Seattle University Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture will hosts a Mass celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The keynote speaker is James F. Williams, Managing Partner of the Seattle office of the law firm Perkins Coie. Mr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He is a member of Immaculate Conception Parish.


An Advent of Possibilities: Imagining Racial Justice

An invitation to "Listen! Learn! Think! Pray! Act!"

For those of you who heard Bishop Edward Braxton speak in October, these are familiar words. Please join us as we accept the invitation to "listen, learn, think, pray and act" in the call for imagining racial justice. The event will consist of brief talks, quiet reflection time, and table-sharing.

All are welcome!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
3:30-5:00 pm

Casey Commons, 5th Floor Casey Building, Seattle University
Festive refreshments provided
Please RSVP to ICTC@seattleu.edu


Traversing Holy Places: Conversion and Religious Identity in Late Colonial Punjab featuring Maria Magdalena-Fuchs, Princeton University

October 30, 2017 | 6:30 | Seattle University LeRoux Room (Student Center)

Maria Magdalena-Fuchs, a PhD candidate in religion at Princeton, will focus on the life and work of Barkat Ullah, an ordained Anglican priest, writer and Protestant convert from a Punjabi Shia family. She will analyze Ullah’s engagement with Muslim Urdu writers and thinkers such as Syed Ahmad Khan and Sanaullah Amritsari on questions of naturalism, universalism and religious reform.

Image Courtesy of Church Mission Society Archives

Week of Prayer and Action: October 7-13, 2017

On September 27, 2017 Pope Francis launched a global campaign to support migrants and refugees around the world. In collaboration with the annual celebration of Respect Life Month in October, the bishops in the U.S. are asking Catholics around the country to help kick off the campaign by taking part in a week of prayer and action for migrants and refugees from October 7-13.

Catholic leaders across parishes, schools, and universities can animate their communities to participate in the week of prayer and action - learn more at Share the Journey!


 Sept 14: "Laudato Si', Climate Change & the Northwest: A Response of Faith for the Future" with Jeff Renner from King5

7:00-8:30 pm | Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University

Jeff will discuss the changes he has seen in our climate, the latest science and the compelling call of Pope Francis in Laudato Sí to Care for Our Common Home.

For nearly four decades, Jeff Renner served as Chief Meteorologist at KING TV. He has participated in conferences at both the White House and the Vatican and earned degrees in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington and science journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Jeff and his wife, Sue, are members of Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Sammamish where they are active in a variety of ministries.

For information: call IPJC, 206-223-1138 or email ipjc@ipjc.org.

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In partnership with the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center and Earth Ministry.

Laudato Si': A Mass Celebrating the Season of Creation

Close-up image of St. James Cathedral

Saturday, September 30 | 10:30 am
St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Avenue, Seattle
Lunch and Resource Fair to follow

Join with Christians worldwide to commemorate the Season of Creation, the time between September 1 (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) and October 4 (feast day of St. Francis of Assisi).

We invite all people of faith to celebrate the joy which the Earth shares with us. Let us come together to thank God for the richness that is in the Creation which we share. Father Michael G. Ryan will preside at the Mass. A lunch and resource fair will follow. All are welcome.

In instituting the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis expressed the hope that it would “offer individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

Sponsored by the ICTC, CEJS, the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, Earth Ministry and St. James Cathedral

Resource List for the Season of Creation

Download Fr. Ryan’s homily for the Care for Creation Mass