The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement at Seattle University began in the Office of the Provost at Seattle University on July 1, 2021. The Center today is outward-facing and committed to providing opportunities that will impact both classrooms and communities.
The Center is led by a core team that includes a network or Advisory Council of leaders and influencers who bring executive and grassroots-level experience from the region and around the world.
The Center listens and responds to challenges in the world to which religion must continue to be engaged. The Center hosts conversations with major partners that promote religious literacy, dialogue, and opportunities for learning.
Through a generous grant by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center hosts academic projects on themes of critical importance to society today. We enlist scholars across disciplines at Seattle University and from major universities in the nation and the world.
Through a generous grant by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center is creating forthcoming resources focused upon theology for a new generation, that are intended to benefit classrooms and communities alike.
The Center’s theological laboratory is a mechanism for exploring the popular role of religion and wisdom traditions in the world, especially for connecting younger generations to the deeper quest for meaning located in theology and across disciplines.
The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement at Seattle University is pursuing an initiative titled Public Theology for a New Generation. This is possible through the generous support of principal funders, beginning with the Henry Luce Foundation, and including the Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust, which supports our Interreligious Initiative at the Center.
The Center is developing new modalities for public theological engagement for classroom and community. With Center scholars, podcast interviews, community resources, and more, we are tailoring our work to this tech-savvy generation by creating new multi-media content to assist the learner in meaningful and clear ways.
A Year Ahead: Listening as a Practice of the Heart
Engage in our recent podcasts from the Religica Theolab
The Center explores spiritual and religious wisdom to cultivate and further religious literacy in a pluralistic society.
The Center convenes ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, hosts scholarly projects, and creates resources for use in community and classroom.
The Seattle University Strategic Directions 2020-2025 guides our continuing education of local to international partners.
Goal One – Reimagine and Revise Curriculum
Goal Two – Strengthen Professional Formation
Goal Three – Enhance the Student Experience
Goal Four – Support the Success of Community
Goal Five – Reposition for Change