Become a Graduate Student Affiliate and contribute to the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ work around homelessness

July 25, 2017

Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry’s Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs brings together scholars from around the nation and world to research a pressing social problem, in dialogue with local religious leaders and other community partners, with the aim of unleashing smarter faith-based social action. 

The Center invites currently enrolled students to apply for the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing work on homelessness and affordable housing.

A unique opportunity to collaborate with scholars and local faith leaders

In April 2017, the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs invited 15 social scientists and theologians from across the country and globe to Seattle University to present their research proposals on homelessness. Scholars are now working on their research projects and remain connected to the Center through Canvas, the university’s learning management system. They will return to Seattle University in April 2018 to present their research during a second three-day symposium.

The Center has also launched the Puget Sound Interfaith Network for Public Theology. This cohort of local religious leaders and community partners is a key contributor to the Center’s capacity-building efforts, evidence gathering initiatives and continuing education programming with the aim of fostering more effective faith-based responses to our most pressing social problems.  The Network meets periodically at Seattle University and remains connected through Canvas. 

If selected you will:

  • Attend and annotate six Puget Sound Network meetings at Seattle University in 2017-2018;
  • Participate in videoconference sessions with Center scholars;
  • Participate in the Center’s April 2018 symposium on homelessness;
  • Have the option of taking for credit a series of professional development courses around capacity-building for faith-based community engagement;
  • Receive a stipend; and
  • Have access to the Center’s Canvas resources.

Deadline: September 1, 2017

To be considered please submit a brief letter of interest (< 250 words) and your resumé to Dr. Manuel Mejido, Director, Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, by email, care of:

You will be notified by mid-September 2017.

For further information contact

Hannah Hunthausen, Coordinator, Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, School of Theology and Ministry, (206) 296-6954,