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From the Dean: Sacrificing Character So We Can Keep Fighting

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It will take decades to understand the impact our 24/7 bingeing on polarized thinking and talking is having on us. In the past few weeks, however, we can see at least one outcome – our institutions are losing the ability to tolerate someone who tries to change the subject from our right-left, conservative-liberal, red-blue noxious conversation. This is particularly true for people possessing the kind of character that has been shaped by religious values, worldviews, and ideas.
May 1, 2018

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Successfully Wraps Up Second Symposium on Homelessness

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The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs hosted its second Symposium on Homelessness on April 25-27, 2018, bringing together Center scholars, executive leadership from local faith-based organizations, and members of the wider Seattle University community.
May 1, 2018

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Faculty Profile: Rev. Michael Reid Trice, Ph.D

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Dr. Michael Reid Trice serves as the Associate Dean for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue and is Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and Theological Ethics. Since 2016, he also serves as Secretary for the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Michael is a leader on the Interfaith and Faith and Order commissions of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and serves or has served on several boards, including Church World Service. Michael enjoys developing proficiencies in creating and teaching traditional, online synchronous and blended courses in public theology, and publishes regularly in online journals and missives, including Martin Marty’s Sightings at the University of Chicago.
Apr 30, 2018

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Student Awards at the 10th Annual Dean’s Dinner

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Congratulations to four graduating students MDiv, Marci Scott-Weis, MATL, Annika Mertz, MAPS, Teddi Callahan, and MACFT, Nils Ringo. These students went beyond the program's high norms of community service and academic excellence. The awardees are determined by faculty vote. They were awarded on April 26th at the 10th Annual Dean's Dinner.
Apr 30, 2018

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The Christian Celebration of Easter

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Last week, the Christian tradition in western cultures celebrated Holy Week, culminating in the celebration of Easter. (The Orthodox tradition will celebrate on April 8.) Holy Week for Christians reflects on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and although Christmas gets more cultural attendant, Holy Week and Easter are really the pinnacle of Christian annual celebrations.
Mar 29, 2018

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From the Dean: Can a Person Fall in Love with a Fish?

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Sometimes an artist captures the spirit of a time in such a unique way that the object of the art form sticks with you long after you have viewed it. For many people, such is the case with a rather bizarre movie, The Shape of Water, which received 13 Academy Award nominations and won four this year, including best picture.
Mar 26, 2018

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Faculty Profile: Sharon Henderson Callahan, Ed.D.

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Global traveler, professor, and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Sharon Henderson Callahan, educates our future leaders with theological insights for an increasingly diverse world.
Mar 26, 2018

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Center’s Network Considers Faith-Based Community Economic Development Initiatives

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The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ Puget Sound Network gathered on March 14th along with the Center team, Graduate Student Affiliates, and four 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.
Mar 26, 2018

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An Evening with James Comey - SOLD OUT!

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In A HIGHER LOYALTY and during this SOLD OUT event, Comey will explore what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. Using examples from some of the highest-stakes situations in the past two decades of American government, Comey will share yet-unheard anecdotes from his long and distinguished career.
Mar 26, 2018

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A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich, Friday, April 13, Seattle First Baptist Church

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Lidia Bastianich, author of thirteen beloved cookbooks and the Emmy award-winning host of public television’s Lidia’s Kitchen will be in conversation with food writer Molly Wizenberg of Orangette about her career and her new book My American Dream, followed by a moderated Q&A session and book signing.
Mar 26, 2018

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Center Scholars to Present their Research at the April 2018 Symposium on Homelessness

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Center scholars will be presenting their research projects at Seattle University during the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ second Symposium on Homelessness and the affordable housing crisis on April 25-27, 2018.
Mar 19, 2018

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A Conversation with Center Scholar Dr. Sathianathan Clarke

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On February 23rd, the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs was pleased to welcome Center scholar Dr. Sathianathan - "Sathi" - Clarke for a lunch conversation at Seattle University, with Graduate Student Affiliates, Puget Sound Network members, community partners and the Center team.
Feb 28, 2018

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Visiting Swiss Parishes - Ecumenism and Culture

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Master of Divinity - Chaplaincy student, Missy Trull shares her experiences in a series of reflections after spending an intensive semester of study at the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey in Switzerland.
Feb 27, 2018

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From the Dean: Killing Our Children and Our Future

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The mothers and fathers who lost sons and daughters at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are experiencing the most difficult and unnatural thing we do as humans - walk our children to the grave.
Feb 27, 2018

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Faculty Profile: Rev. Dr. Edward Donalson III

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Author, entrepreneur, thought coach, and multi-media personality, Dr. Edward Donalson, III is a visionary with a dynamic message of empowerment. Traveling nationally as a guest lecturer, workshop clinician, and preacher since 1996, he has a record of accomplishment in ministry excellence with integrity.
Feb 26, 2018

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Surveying Faith-Based Responses to Homelessness: Professional Development Course and Scholarship Opportunity

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Join a group of local practitioners and Seattle University graduate students for this course offered by the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, and together, survey key faith-based initiatives to address homelessness and the affordable housing crisis in the Puget Sound region and other urban centers across the country.
Feb 20, 2018

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Striking Against the Culture's Divisiveness: A Healing Step 500 Years in the Making

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On Sunday, January 21, a faculty member and associate dean from the Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry was ordained on this Jesuit campus. Ordinations are not a particularly rare occasion for students attending a school of theology and ministry since many of the students are preparing for some form of professional ministerial leadership. And yet, Dr. Michael Reid Trice was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), with a call to a Catholic, Jesuit university context; and so even as the call is shared throughout the world, this particular call is rare.
Jan 31, 2018

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In The Community: Dr. Erica Martin teaching a four-week class at Temple Beth El, Tacoma

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Dr. Erica Martin, Instructor of Hebrew Scriptures at the School of Theology and Ministry, will be teaching a four-week class entitled "The Egyptian Episode: Slavery and Liberation in Torah and History" at Temple Beth El in Tacoma.
Jan 31, 2018

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From the Dean: The Battle for America's Soul

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Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on the troubling nature of our times, and the extent of our erosion in our trust in each other.
Jan 29, 2018

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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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