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).
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.
Dr. Audrey Hudgins, Associate Clinical Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University, spoke with CEIE Director Dr. Michael Reid Trice about her current project with the Jesuit Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla regarding the labor movement. Listen to the full podcast on the Religica Theolab.
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