Public Theology for a New Generation

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.

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Current Engagement


Mission & Goals

Our Purpose

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.

University Goals

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



Religica Theolab

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

Visit our Theolab here.