The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement (CEIE) Webinars are under 90 minutes long, highlight an author and a topic, provide a moderator, and sometimes a panel.  Webinars are modeled after one of the four forms of dialogue, these being: life, action, religious experience, and exchange (see below for more information). 

Webinars also include a moderated question and response section.   

CEIE webinars respect and explore multiple perspectives in the spirit of An Ecumenical Prayer, offered by Pope Francis, which he delivered at Assisi at the tomb of Saint Francis, on October 3, 2020.  Reflecting on our shared humanity, the prayer reads in part:  

So that we may discover anew that all are important, and all are necessary, different faces of the one humanity that God so loves.

– Pope Francis Click on the offerings below and join a webinar! 

Watch our Past Webinars! 2022-2023

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Pathways in Solidarity: Faith Action Network in Washington State

With Elise DeGooyer

On Thursday, December 8th 2022, a panel of staff/board/advocates of Faith Action Network with Executive Director, Elise DeGooyer, led a dialogue about the importance of advocacy and raising voices of faith and values in the policy arena. The panel shared about Faith Action Network’s (FAN) efforts in solidarity with over 160 faith communities across WA State advocating for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. 

Webinar Event Recording Coming Soon

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A Spiritual Hippocratic Oath to the LGBTQIA+ Community

With Bruce Knotts

On Thursday, November 10th 2022, Bruce Knotts, the Director of the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations, brought over three decades of professional, international experience to our conversation about the knowledge of global successes and challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community.

Watch the Bruce Knotts Event Recording

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The #BlackLivesMatter Movement: Toward an Intersectional Theology

With Dr. Edward Donalson III

On Thursday, October 13th 2022, Dr. Donalson, a Pentecostal Bishop, led a virtual lunch exploring the theology of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in conversation with Black Liberation, and Womanist and Queer Liberation theologies. Professor, author, thought coach, and multi-media personality, Rt. Rev. Edward Donalson III, DMin is a visionary with a dynamic message of empowerment.

Watch the Dr. Donalson Event Recording

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A Conversation with the Author: So Fill Our Imaginations

With Dr. Mark Lloyd Taylor

On Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, Dr. Mark Lloyd Taylor, alongside three of his former students - Allison Cannady-Smith, Jin Lee, and Emily Linderman – explored the role of imagination in the work and play of preaching in this webinar. Together, they asked: How might we re-imagine church-in-the-world? And, what’s the relationship between justice and imagination? 

Watch the Mark Taylor Event Recording

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Ukraine and the World: Balancing Global Compassion

With Rev. Dr. Scott Stearman

On Thursday, May 26th, 2022, Rev. Dr. Scott Stearman, who represents the Baptist World Alliance to the United Nations, shared about how the invasion of Ukraine stresses food insecurity, access to international funding programs, and sustained advocacy across the world.  Dr. Stearman is active in civil societies advocacy at the High-Level Political Forum around the UN’s Agenda 2030. In his presentation, he discusses the unequal media attention that other crises have received - from Burma/Myanmar to Palestine - and asks after the question of race as a motivating factor.

Watch the Scott Stearman Event Recording

Additional CEIE Engagement


  • Dialogue of life – In which people of different faiths and spiritual traditions strive to live in an open and neighborly spirit – includes socializing and hospitality 
  • Dialogue of action – In which people of spiritual commitment and faith collaborate with others in 
    building a just society – includes service and working for justice 
  • Dialogue of religious experience – In which people steeped in their spiritual traditions share their ways of searching for God or the Absolute – includes prayer, worship, celebration 
  • Dialogue of theological exchange In which specialists seek to deepen their understanding of other spiritual heritages 


(1991 document, Dialogue and Proclamation: Reflections and Orientations on Interreligious Dialogue and the Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue) 

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The Religica Theolab

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