Ecumenical and Interreligious Activities


Around the world, lively debate is taking place on the role of religion in society. Together we shape a positive pluralism in facing challenges to societal well-being, meaning making, and that draws from religious wisdom. The School of Theology and Ministry’s Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Activities was established to create manifold ways of encouraging far-thinking dialogue in the community, society and the world. The office has hosted academic conferences and has created viable resources with partners that include the Lutheran World Federation, the World Council of Churches, and the Parliament of the World’s Religions. While the office itself is no longer in operation, the work of the office has been transitioned to the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement.  

Meet the Team


Rev. Dr. Michael Reid Trice
Director, Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement
Associate Professor of Constructive Theology // 206.296.5332


The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward Donalson III
Director of Liturgy and Worship
Assistant Clinical Professor // 206.296.6357


Listen to It’s About Time, a podcast of the School of Theology and Ministry in collaboration with the Parliament of the World’s Religions.  Dr. Trice discusses contemporary challenges and issues with leaders who make a difference in the lives of others and within their communities.  Take a listen!

Academic Conferences & Symposia

Advisory Councils

  • STM Ecumenical and Interreligious Advisory Council
  • STM Ecumenical Core Council