Welcome to The Center

The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement (CEIE) at Seattle University  

Is rooted in a Jesuit, Catholic commitment to ecumenical and interreligious engagement, spiritual and indigenous pathways, and to cultural wisdom.  Students, alumni, faculty, and partners from the university and within these communities serve on CEIE advisory councils. 

We serve – The whole student (cura personalis) in university, ecumenical and interreligious communities, and in our work with national and international partners.  

We create – The ‘art of encounter,’ (Pope Francis) through monthly webinars, winter and spring workshops, a course on religious literacy, future certificate programs, and other sources of beauty and practical purpose with a “heart open to the world” (Fratelli Tutti). 

We convene – Scholars on timely intercultural conversations.  Meet CEIE Scholars and read about our most recent study on Gratitude, Injury and Repair in a Pandemic Age. 

We explore – Visit this CEIE site and the Religica Theolab at the Center.  Read More & CEIE FAQ's 

Resourcing Community Today

February 1-7 is the Annual United Nations Observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week.  The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement at Seattle University provides resources during this time to assist communities in responding to violence – as we saw in the Holy Land last week. We also provide resources that encourage communities to respond to violence by seeking deep renewal – as we witness at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pennsylvania, or in mosques attacked in Christchuch, New Zealand.  Please visit this resource and links to Interfaith Harmony Week for more information and community renewal.

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CEIE Current Engagement

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Jesuit institutions of higher education aim to educate individuals and “transform cultures and societies” (GC 36, D1, n.34). We 'educate persons of integrity who will take up responsibility for themselves, for others, and for the earth that we all inhabit to make the world a better place.'

– Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus

This Month's CEIE Events & Interreligious Calendar

Feb 2023 Calendar

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The Religica Theolab

The Center includes our own theological laboratory: The Religica Theolab. Visit today.

The Interfaith Observer

Visit The Interfaith Observer, CEIE's latest offering, to explore a vast archive of rich articles and resources.

Feb 2023 Roundup