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

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs invites currently enrolled students to apply for the opportunity to become a Graduate Student Affiliate and contribute to the Centers' ongoing work on homelessness and affordable housing.
Jul 25, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Puget Sound Network Begins its Work

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs held its first meeting of the Puget Sound Interfaith Network for Public Theology earlier this month. The gathering was an opportunity for this cohort of local religious leaders and community partners to connect with one another and, together with the Center team, begin to shape the next phase of the Center’s work.
Jul 21, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Welcomes New Community Engagement Manager

The School of Theology and Ministry’s Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is excited to welcome its newest team member, Rev. Maggie Breen, as Community Engagement Manager.
Jun 6, 2017

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Takeaways from the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ Inaugural Symposium on Homelessness

On April 25-27, the School of Theology and Ministry’s Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs hosted its Inaugural Symposium on Homelessness here at Seattle University. The symposium brought together 15 Center scholars from across the country and globe to explore the religious, spiritual and ethical dimensions of homelessness, in conversation with local faith leaders and other community partners, with the goal of generating more effective faith-based action.
May 18, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Hosts Inaugural Symposium on Homelessness

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is hosting its Inaugural Symposium on Homelessness on April 25-27, 2017, at Seattle University. The symposium brings together 15 Center scholars from across the country and globe to explore the religious, spiritual and ethical dimensions of homelessness, in conversation with local faith leaders and other community partners, with the goal of generating more effective faith-based action.
Apr 25, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Donor Update

The School of Theology and Ministry's Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs publishes donor update citing work from August 2015 - March 2017.
Mar 23, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Scholars Announced

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The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is pleased to announce its first cohort of scholars. These scholars join the Center’s initiative to bring together innovative interreligious thinking and faith-based action around homelessness.
Mar 15, 2017

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Director of the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Moderates Panel Discussion on the Teachings of Pope Francis

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The director of the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, Dr. Manuel Mejido, will join the Seattle University Law Review in a conversation about Pope Francis’s influence on the global dialogue about social justice, capitalism, and climate change and the implications of his teachings on law and policy.
Jan 31, 2017

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Call for Participants: Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Develops Puget Sound Interfaith Network for Public Theology

The School of Theology and Ministry’s Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is currently seeking to engage Puget Sound religious leaders from a variety of faith traditions as members of the Puget Sound Interfaith Network for Public Theology.
Jan 17, 2017

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School of Theology and Ministry’s Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Scholar Application Update

School of Theology and Ministry’s Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs received more than 120 applications for the call for scholars: interreligious exploration of homelessness. The call invited theologians and scholars of religion to apply for the opportunity to come together to explore the ways in which religious wisdom and faith community resources can contribute to the problem of homelessness.
Jan 12, 2017

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Call for Scholars: Interreligious Explorations of Homelessness

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Seattle University’s new Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is seeking to bring together theologians and scholars of religion from a variety of faith traditions and disciplines to explore the ways in which religious wisdom and the resources of faith communities can lend assistance in the analysis, diagnosis and community responses needed to address the problem of homelessness.
Oct 13, 2016

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Where Faith and Social Action Meet

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The School of Theology and Ministry launches the Center for Religious Wisdom and Affairs and appoints its director.
Sep 27, 2016

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