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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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Dr. Becky Cobb, Clinical Coordinator of the Couples & Family Therapy Program wins 2016 Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Becky Cobb, Clinical Coordinator of the Couples & Family Therapy Program and Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry, was selected as a recipient of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) 2016 Educator of the Year Award and elected president-elect for WAMFT.
Jan 10, 2017

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School of Theology and Ministry welcomes two new staff members

The School of Theology and Ministry is pleased to introduce and welcome two new hires. Meet our new Director of Marketing and Communication and our new Senior Advancement Assistant.
Jan 9, 2017

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Winter On-Campus and Online Graduate Program Information Sessions

Join us this winter for on-campus and online information sessions and explore which degree is right for you.
Jan 3, 2017

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Transformational Leadership Student Develops Interfaith Retreat in Home Country

Fadi Abouelsaad, a student in the Transformational Leadership degree program, is putting his studies into action by creating a shared space for Christians and Muslims to explore their faith. Learn how Fadi has applied his Transformational Leadership degree, which focuses on challenging students to think critically, engage in reflective discussions, and prepare to lead groups through processes of transformation and change.
Jan 3, 2017

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Addressing West Coast Homelessness: Conversation with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Join the Seattle University Institute of Public Service and the Project on Family Homelessness as they host Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for a conversation on strategies and goals for addressing homelessness.
Jan 3, 2017

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From the Dean: A Reflection on the Election

Now that the election is over, lots of people are trying to interpret one of the biggest political upsets in modern American history. Read Dr. Mark Markuly's reflections on the results of the election and how people of faith can engage in dialogue across differences in order to work towards the common good.
Dec 6, 2016

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Save the Date: International Holocaust & Genocide Remembrance Day

The Holocaust challenges all peoples and nations—and people of faith in particular—to stand against genocide, bigotry and racism wherever they occur. Join this special remembrance day as both a reminder of past horrors and a call to action to prevent future tragedies.
Dec 6, 2016

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December 2016 Theme: Awake

The reflection theme for our school community this December 2016 is "Awake." Student Nils Ringo-Pennino has written this month's personal reflection. Read more here!
Dec 6, 2016

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Faculty Present at American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

This November, a number of the school’s faculty, including Drs. Martin, Cruz, Hearn, and Trice, presented and conducted panel discussions at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Read more about their contributions here.
Dec 6, 2016

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Faculty, Staff, Student, Alumni Updates

Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni have been busy collaborating, presenting, publishing, and travelling. Read about what they have been up to as they work in our local, national and global community!
Dec 6, 2016

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Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis with Mark Shriver, December 7

Seattle U will host Mark Shriver for a discussion of his surprising, informative, and moving journey and his new book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.
Dec 5, 2016

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Christian Unity in the United States: Challenge and Response, January 17

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In the light of the recent Presidential election, our community, city, and country have undergone a wide range of emotions. As we begin the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the School of Theology and Ministry invites students, faculty and staff to join a discussion on Christian Unity in the United States just three days before the Inauguration. Learn more here...
Dec 2, 2016

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School of Theology and Ministry Welcomes New Director of Stewardship!

The School of Theology and Ministry is excited to welcome Senior Director of Stewardship, Maria Groen. Maria has had an extensive career in development and is a valuable addition to the school community. Read more here...
Dec 2, 2016

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25

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Join the School of Theology and Ministry in celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25. The theme for 2017 is “Reconciliation – the love of Christ compels us.” Read more here…
Dec 2, 2016

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Redhawk Day of Listening, 11/18

BE HEARD. Take 15 minutes to talk about your experience of living in the world today.
Nov 9, 2016

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November 2016 Theme: Learn

Join us this 2016-2017 academic year, as we take time each month to reflect on a theme as a learning community. The reflection theme for our school community this November 2016 is "Learn." Student Rommark Manlimos has written this month's personal reflection--speaking of his life, family, and perspective. Read more here!
Nov 1, 2016

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Info Session: Coffee & Conversation, 11/8

Interested in learning more about the School of Theology and Ministry and its degree programs? Join a current student for coffee and a tour of the school to have all of your questions answered!
Oct 28, 2016

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Students: Become a Student Ambassador Today!

Are you a current student interested in supporting prospective and current students of the School of Theology and Ministry? Apply to become a student ambassador to communicate and share your experiences with prospective and new students, answering any questions, and inviting them into our community!
Oct 28, 2016

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Lunchtime Worship, 11/15

Lunchtime Worship is a time to gather together around interfaith worship and a meal together. Participate in the first lunchtime worship on 11/5.
Oct 28, 2016

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Expanding the Boundaries of Theological Education in China

This summer, Dr. Tito Cruz, Associate Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry, travelled to China with Dr. Kan Liang, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science, as part of a generous new endowed program to promote the study of Chinese Christianity, and the support of Chinese Christian students.
Oct 28, 2016

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From the Dean: How to Survive Times Like These

Just when you think this presidential election cannot get stranger, we turn a corner and find ourselves in a new dimension of the Twilight Zone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it is going to get better anytime soon. How do we survive times like these? We are called to look at the underlying variables that have made this election process so painful and toxic, as well as strategies for what we can do to build a better common political life.
Oct 28, 2016

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New Director of Worship & Liturgy: Bishop Edward Donalson, III

The School of Theology and Ministry is pleased to welcome Bishop Edward Donalson, III, as our new Director of Worship and Liturgy! As a pastor, author, entrepreneur, thought coach, and multi-media personality, Bishop Donalson joins us with a wealth of experience and a passion for public theology and for justice.
Oct 28, 2016

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Event: Islam in the Public Square, 10/29

Please join us for a one-day conference on Islam in America, “Islam in the Public Square,” on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Town Hall Seattle. The School of Theology and Ministry's Dean, Dr. Mark Markuly, is a featured Keynote speaker about “Understanding Islam and Our Muslim Neighbor”
Oct 26, 2016

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Reminder: Fall Student Community Lunch, 11/1

Join us for a free, catered lunch to catch up with friends, meet new students, and hear about the new exciting Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs!
Oct 25, 2016

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Economics & Pastoral Leadership Project Course Series Begins!

First course of Economics & Pastoral Leadership Project class series begins this Winter quarter with "Talking Faith & Money: At the Intersection of Theology, Economics & Organizational Realities" taught by Dr. Mark Markuly, Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry. Register by November 5th!
Oct 25, 2016

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Women, Image and Identity: Women & Leadership 11/3

With the upcoming presidential election comes the possibility of the first female U.S. president. Gender has played a central role in this political race, and it leaves room for discussion days before the November presidential election. Join others and put voice to what is inspiring and concerning around gender and the U.S. presidential election.
Oct 25, 2016

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Alumni: SU Advantage Networking Night, 11/17

This event is a great opportunity to build your professional network and connect with alumni from a variety of fields and industries. Hear from special guest, Cheryl Sesnon, and discuss important organizational topics such as purpose and leadership.
Oct 18, 2016

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Thomas Moore Lecture: Redefining Aging, 10/24

“It’s Time to Redefine Aging and Grow Old Creatively" Thomas Moore, author of the N.Y. Times bestseller, Care of the Soul, and Seattle Horizon House Scholar-in-Residence, will speak at a free public event around the topic of aging.
Oct 18, 2016

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Graduating Students! Apply to Graduate by 11/1

Attention all students who plan to graduate this year! Check here for requirements to ensure you complete all of the important steps towards graduation.
Oct 18, 2016

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