The School of Theology and Ministry

 

The School of Theology and Ministry is a part of Seattle University, a Jesuit Catholic University built on spirituality and social justice, an inclusively Christian school, with dedication to interreligious relationship for the common good. The School of Theology and Ministry offers 6 graduate degrees, 3 professional certificates and professional development courses. When you attend the School of Theology and Ministry you choose to earn more than just a degree, it becomes fulfillment within your community, the confidence to break through barriers and the ability to step out and make a change.

 

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Search for Meaning: Empowerment Series

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As we welcome a new year, we would like to introduce The Search for Meaning Empowerment Series. Many of you will recognize this title from The Search for Meaning Book Festival. The “Search for Meaning” will continue as a lecture series, but will expand from the original concept to curate a larger scope of people, such as artists and prominent figures, who address this broadly inspired human search to make sense of the world.
Dec 3, 2018

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From the Dean: Wanna Survive the Storm? Brush Up Your Jesuit

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On December 1, 2018, the Christian liturgical calendar entered the season of Advent, a four-week period of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is filled with readings, music, and images centering on themes of justice, peace, and the possibility of a new kind of world. It provides an opportunity for an annual renewal of the Christian community’s capacity to live comfortably and actively in the liminal, incomplete place of hope, anticipation, and longing.
Dec 3, 2018

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Faculty Profile: Valerie Lesniak, Ph.D.

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Valerie Lesniak is currently serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the School of Theology and Ministry. Administration is not new to Valerie as she has served both as an elementary school principal as well as a high school administrator in the lovely city of her birth, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Valerie loves to travel and feels that travel is one of the best ways to earn life degrees. She has traveled all over Europe, the United States, Mexico, Jamaica, Brazil, Thailand, Cambodia, and Australia.
Nov 29, 2018

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Center’s Thematic Working Groups on Homelessness Meet for the Second Time

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The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ thematic working groups convened for the second time, along with the Center team, at Seattle University in November.
Nov 29, 2018

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Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy Student Chosen as Fellow for AAMFT MFP Program

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STM’s very own Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy student Kathryn McNiel was chosen as a fellow for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Research and Education Foundation’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). The fellowship program aims to expand the delivery of culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to underserved minority populations and to increase the number of culturally competent Marriage and Family therapists.
Nov 27, 2018

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WAMFT Fall Conference 2018

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The Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) hosted their Annual Fall Conference on September 29th, which supported the continuing education of WAMFT members. This year’s conference focused on future trends in the MFT field, such as technology, social media, ethical engagement, and multiculturalism in family therapy. An estimated 150 participants, including some of the School of Theology and Ministry’s MACFT students and faculty, joined together for a day of learning and networking with professionals in the Marriage and Family Therapy field.
Nov 26, 2018

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2018 Ann O’Hara Graff Lecture Featuring Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee

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On Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:00 PM, in Pigott Auditorium, Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College, will offer the Theology and Religious Studies Department’s Ann O’Hara Graff Lecture on “The Latinx Catholic Imagination and the Future of American Catholicism.” Her scholarship focuses on Latinx theology and the role of women in the Catholic Church.
Nov 1, 2018

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