This is a phrase the team uses to describe itself at the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement at Seattle University. The Center pursues academic projects with scholars and practitioners, in dedication to the formative impact of theologically grounded education within university life.
The Center is guided by the Ignatian emphasis upon religious literacy (General Congregation 34), in which the joys of learning are at their best when many disciplines endeavor to address the challenges of the world -- together.
The Center is currently refining its resources for greater public engagement, including our webinar Soundings, university Seeking Wisdom Series, and additional resources below. Please check back regularly for current resources to be used in classroom and community.
A Sounding is a gathering (webinar or in-person) where we emphasize Ignatian discernment to critical issues impacting our lives. Through discernment, we agree upon transformative action and seek specific means of being catalysts for change.
The Greening of Wisdom:
Theological discernment in the Ignatian tradition at Seattle University believes that wisdom from every field is a renewable resource for the public. When we value and share wisdom then we promote the vitality of the whole ecology of communal well-being. The Seeking Wisdom Series promotes the greening of wisdom by providing expertise across the university and community, with an emphasis upon the wisdom of faculty at Seattle University.
A collection of podcasts, videos, and interviews with key faculty and staff, focusing on the value of wisdom in a University setting.
Once a year, Christians around the world come together to pray for unity. Congregations and communities all over the earth hold special celebrations or services and plan for the year ahead. The week is celebrated January 18th-25th, between the feasts of St Peter and St Paul. Visible unity is a gift to be shared. Disunity disrupts community and society and harms well-being in the world. This week is a reminder to all people how intentional unity is a benefit to all of society. The Center encourages you to view the leading resources in the right-most panel for the Week! And then, listen below to students, alumni, ecumenical partners, staff, faculty, and administrators, as they reflect on unity. What is your commitment to unity in the coming week?