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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Center’s Network Explores How FBOs Can Leverage “Thick Descriptions” of Homelessness

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The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ Puget Sound Network gathered on January 10th along with the Center team, Graduate Student Affiliates, and five key community partners as part of its continued work around how faith-based organizations (FBOs) can more effectively respond to pressing social problems, like homelessness and the affordable housing crisis.
Jan 26, 2018

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Join us for an Information Session

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Meet with the Assistant Director of Admissions, current students, and faculty to learn more about our programs and hear student experiences! Our next on-campus session is happening Wednesday, February 7. RSVP Today!
Jan 25, 2018

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs to Partner with Fordham University Press

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The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is very pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Fordham University Press to publish the work by Center scholars around the role of religion in understanding and responding to homelessness. This collected volume will be edited by Center Director Dr. Manuel Mejido.
Jan 19, 2018

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School of Theology and Ministry Faculty to Lead University-Wide Seminars on Religion and World Affairs

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Along with faculty from the School of Law, the Albers School of Business and Economics, and the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Theology and Ministry’s Dr. Michael Trice, Associate Dean of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue, and Dr. Manuel Mejido, Director of the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, will contribute to the Seattle University 2018 Winter Alumni Seminar Series, “Christian unity and World Peace: Ecumenism and Dialogue Among World Religions after 500 Years.”
Dec 13, 2017

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2018 Search For Meaning Author featured on nytimes.com

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2018 Search For Meaning author Azeem Ibrahim's article "Why the Rohingya Can’t Yet Return to Myanmar" featured on the front page of nytimes.com
Dec 6, 2017

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From the Dean: Remembering in a Time of Forgetfulness

Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on one of our biggest liabilities as human beings... our inability to remember.
Nov 29, 2017

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Project Wisdom: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the School of Theology and Ministry and 50 Years of Graduate Theological Education

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Eighty alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered on November 13th to celebrate two important milestones in our history, the 20th Anniversary of the School of Theology and Ministry and 50 years of graduate theological education. This event was the capstone for a year-long effort, called Project Wisdom, to capture and document this history of the school in all of its developmental stages, funded by a grant from Jack and Maralyn Blume.
Nov 27, 2017

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Center’s Network Explores the Role of FBOs in Tent Encampments and the Intersection of Race and Homelessness

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At the November 8th meeting of the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ Puget Sound Network, the Center team, Network members, and Graduate Student Affiliates gathered along with five key community partners working on homelessness and affordable housing issues.
Nov 21, 2017

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Master of Divinity student reflects on her intensive semester of study at the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey

School of Theology and Ministry Master of Divinity student Melissa (Missy) Trull reflects on her intensive semester of study at the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey.
Nov 20, 2017

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School of Theology and Ministry Recognized by Seminaries that Change the World

Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry Recognized by Seminaries that Change the World for 2017-18 School Year
Nov 15, 2017

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Khizr Khan Lecture and Book Signing

On Friday, December 8, Seattle University will host Khizr Khan. His book, An American Family, is an intensely personal story about the nature of what it’s like to risk everything you know for the promises contained in the U.S. Constitution.
Nov 6, 2017

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The School of Theology and Ministry offers online Personal Finance class in Church and Faith-Based Non-profit Management course series program this Winter

The School of Theology and Ministry is offering another online class in the Church and Faith-Based Non-profit Management program. The program and course series, developed by the Economics and Pastoral Leadership Project, supports pastors and other religious leaders manage the “business” side of faith-based organizations.
Oct 26, 2017

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School of Theology and Ministry MACFT faculty present at AAMFT national conference

Drs. Christie Eppler and Rebecca Cobb, Master of Arts in Couples & Family Therapy faculty from the School of Theology and Ministry presented at American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy national conference.
Oct 25, 2017

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the School of Theology and Ministry and 50 Years of Graduate Theological Education

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Join us for an evening of celebration, remembering and reconnection with alumni, faculty and staff of the School of Theology and Ministry, SUMORE, CORPUS, ITS, ICTS and IETS.
Oct 25, 2017

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Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Fall Conference a success for STM MACFT program

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Dr. Christie Eppler and Dr. Rebecca Cobb present at WAMFT Annual Fall Conference; and two Master of Arts in Couples & Family Therapy students receive scholarships.
Oct 24, 2017

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Building Skills for Faith-Based Community Development

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This academic year, the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs will roll out three courses that aim to build skills for more effective faith-based responses to our most pressing social issues, like homelessness and the affordable housing crisis. These courses can be taken as a sequence or stand-alone, and will be available for both professional development and graduate credit.
Oct 13, 2017

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Center’s Puget Sound Network Considers Framework for Ongoing Work

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ Puget Sound Network met for the second time on September 13th. It was an opportunity for Network members to critically reflect on some of the language and tools used by specialists to talk about faith-based community development. This discussion was intended to lay the foundation for the more focused conversations around enhancing faith-based responses to homelessness that will take place over the coming year.
Sep 21, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Announces its 2017-2018 Graduate Student Affiliates

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs announces its first cohort of Graduate Student Affiliates. These six students will contribute to the Center’s work on homelessness and affordable housing.
Sep 19, 2017

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500 Years Since The Dawn of the Reformation

Three upcoming events provide Christians an opportunity to pray for each other, to heal old wounds, and to continue along the path of encounter and dialogue.
Sep 18, 2017

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Talking Faith & Money: Student Forum Event on October 4

STM students are invited to participate in the Talking Faith & Money: Student Forum event on October 4. These special topic forums are hosted by the School of Theology and Ministry’s Economics & Pastoral Leadership Project, to engage students across campus in conversation around the theme of faith and money.
Sep 14, 2017

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Muhammad Yunus Lecture and Book Signing

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Seattle University will host Muhammad Yunus, the father of social business and microcredit, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty. 
Sep 6, 2017

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What issue should the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs address next?

Every three to four years, the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs focuses on a specific social issue. What issue do you think the Center should focus on from 2019 to 2022? Please take a minute or two to give us your feedback.
Sep 1, 2017

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From the Dean: Success in a World with Charlottesvilles

Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on our national preoccupation with defining success and failure.
Aug 18, 2017

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Master of Divinity student Melissa Trull heads to the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey

Master of Divinity student Melissa (Missy) Trull heads to the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey for an intensive semester of study.
Aug 17, 2017

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Rededication of the Old Sanctuary with New Expressions of Gratitude

The School of Theology and Ministry’s Associate Dean of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue and Associate Professor of Theological Ethics and Constructive Theology, Dr. Michael Reid Trice, reflects on the Temple De Hirsch Sinai rededication event.
Aug 16, 2017

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