Public Theology for a New Generation

The Center team is constructing Canvas resources for classrooms and communities, with audio podcast and video production to enhance multi-modular resources

Current Projects include:   

  • Homelessness and Shelterlessness  Drawing from the wisdom of scholars and practitioners throughout the region and nation, this multi-modular resource educates the public via first-hand accounts of living without shelter. 
  • Seeking Wisdom Series  Highlighting faculty across the university and country who address wisdom from multiple perspectives, with the aim of infusing this information into the community and classroom. 
  • The Religious Response to Climate Degradation – A multi-modular canvas resource created in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Program and the Parliament of the World’s Religions. 
  • A Pandemic Age: Gratitude, Injury and Repair – A multi-modular canvas resource created in collaboration with scholars and outcomes from the Center’s current Scholarly Project by the same title. 

Current Engagement


The Nature of Weariness 

In this Religica Theolab Podcast, Mona Siddiqui and Dr. Serene Jones speak with Dr. Michael Trice on the nature of weariness. 

“Finding time to rest, refocus, and rebalance your life is something that comes late to all of us.” – Mona Siddiqui

Virtues, Civic Friendship, and Moral Repair

In this Religica Theolab Podcast, Dr. Nancy Snow and Dr. Michael Trice discuss civic friendship, moral repair, and the importance of creativity. 

“Don’t talk about healing unless you are going to truly address the issues of harm, wrongdoing, and woundedness through which people live.” – Dr. Nancy Snow

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.


Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement 

Seattle University 

Hunthausen Hall 

901 12th Avenue, Seattle Washington 

United States 98122