All across the globe, there is lively debate over the implications of today's multicultural and multireligious society in civic, religious, and educational institutions. How we shape a positive pluralism is one of the most important questions American society faces in the years ahead. Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry is committed to assisting in this endeavor by both transforming itself and helping to educate our community-at-large through its "Interreligious Initiative".
The School's Interreligious Initiative is a direct extension of its foundational ecumenical value of rootedness in tradition while openness to and dialogue with the "other." The Intereligious Initiative's phase one has begun with a three-year effort to:
The Interreligious Initiative is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Seattle based Tillie and Alfred Shemanski Testamentary Trust and generous individual donors.
As part of this initiative, the school hosts: