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 

CEIE Current Engagement

Featured Engagement

Register Below For Upcoming Webinars & Workshops

  • REGISTER NOW for a Webinar with Elise DeGooyer: CEIE Webinar Series – Pathways in Solidarity: Faith Action Network in Washington State

  • In this webinar, a panel of staff/board/advocates of Faith Action Network with Executive Director, Elise Degooyer, will lead this dialogue about the importance of advocacy and raising voices of faith and values in the policy arena. 

  • EVENT DATE: 12/08/2022


Visit past CEIE webinars and learn more here.

  • REGISTER NOW for a Winter Workshop with Carla Orlando: The Art of Spiritual Direction: Foundations, Practice, and Applications

  • The Art of Spiritual Direction – Share in this virtual workshop series with eight spiritual directors and educators to discover more about the foundations and practice of spiritual direction.

  • EVENT SERIES BEGINS: 1/19/2023


Meet the panelists and learn more here.

TIO November Roundup

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

CEIE Interreligious Calendar November

CEIE Interreligious Calendar Key

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The Religica Theolab

The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement includes our own theological laboratory: The Religica Theolab.  Visit today.