Seattle University is pleased to announce that the School of Theology and Ministry has been recognized as a Seminary that Changes the World, Class of 2017-18 by The Center for Faith and Service. Each year, Seminaries that Change the World identifies a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary. The School of Theology and Ministry’s recognition as a Seminary that Change the World reflects the ongoing work the School of Theology and Ministry is doing to address the current needs and questions of today’s world by equipping leaders with interdisciplinary knowledge, field-based professional skills and multiple spiritual frames of meaning, not just their own historical tradition.
“The School of Theology and Ministry is honored to become a member once again of this small group of innovative schools throughout the nation,” the School of Theology and Ministry Dean, Mark S. Markuly, said. “The recognition just affirms our very intentional work and deep commitment to building a learning environment in which students can more deeply explore the religious heritage they inherit, while also learning how to encounter, dialogue and collaborate with other religious traditions in the shared goal of building a more just and humane world. Our students are learning how to stay rooted in the religious and spiritual wisdom of the past and present, while working strategically through carefully constructed interdisciplinary coursework and experiential learning to build a better church and world for the future.”
“Seminaries and Divinity Schools are uniquely positioned to provide the most relevant, fast paced, and innovative degrees in all of higher ed. The schools named in this year’s Seminaries that Change the World are helping to redefine what ministry looks like,” remarked Wayne Meisel, executive director of The Center for Faith and Service and founder of Seminaries that Change the World. “Their alum are involved in some of the most innovative and engaging work going on in our churches, communities, and world.”
The list of Seminaries that Change the World is published by The Center for Faith and Service, an organization that works to help seminaries, service programs, denominations and local congregations connect faith with service and social justice work.
For more information about Seminaries that Change the World, or to see the complete list of schools accepted to this year’s cohort, visit http://www.stctw.org
About Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry
The School of Theology and Ministry is a part of Seattle University, a Jesuit Catholic University built on spirituality and social justice, an inclusively Christian school, with dedication to interreligious relationship for the common good. The School of Theology and Ministry offers 6 graduate degrees, 3 professional certificates and professional development courses. When you attend the School of Theology and Ministry you choose to earn more than just a degree, it becomes fulfillment within your community, the confidence to break through barriers and the ability to step out and make a change. For more information visit https://www.seattleu.edu/stm/
About The Center for Faith and Service:
The Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Seminary works to help the church to be present and relevant in the lives of young adults. Through a variety of initiatives, including Seminaries that Change the World, The Center partners with seminaries, summer camps, colleges, youth corps, denominations and local congregations to create programs and resources that help young people connect their passions for service and justice with their faith. For more information about The Center for Faith and Service, visit http://www.faith3.org