School Recognition for Contributions to Faith & Ecology

April 2, 2016

Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry has been named in a few recent reports regarding faith and ecology.

The school is named in The Green Seminary Initiative, as a school practically and functionally committed to care of the Earth and environmental sustainability.

The school was recently highlighted in a published report on Faith & Ecology Courses in North American Seminaries by The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry is there highlighted among the top 55 seminaries of 231 surveyed. Soon after the release of Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home, the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development released this report, which focuses primarily on Christian schools of varying denominations. It found that 23% of the seminaries, theological schools, and divinity schools surveyed offer courses on faith and ecology, and many of these are elective courses.

The School of Theology and Ministry uniquely demonstrates and expresses the wider Seattle University mission that values sustainability as a part of a faith that does justice. Learn more about Seattle U's commitments, here.