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 team is constructing Canvas resources for classrooms and communities, with audio podcast and video production to enhance multi-modular resources.
Current Projects include:
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
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
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
Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement
901 12th Avenue, Seattle Washington
United States 98122