Ecumenical and Multifaith

It may sound strange...but it is precisely because of Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit nature that we are an ecumenical and multifaith university!

What does "ecumenical" mean?

The word “ecumenical” is derived from the Greek word oikoumene, meaning “the whole inhabited world.” In our time, the word ecumenical refers to the movement to unite the Christian churches. 

At Seattle University, Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox Christians and many other Christian traditions are represented.

What does the multifaith community look like at Seattle University?

Through our multifaith programming, Campus Ministry is committed to serving students from non-Christian traditions (e.g., Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, etc.), as well as atheists, agnostics, and students who consider themselves spiritual but do not identify within a faith tradition. 

Seattle University is proud to have students of a variety of religious, spiritual, and value-based worldviews. We strive to make this a place where all feel welcome.

Campus Ministry is connected to the surrounding community and can link students of various traditions to local churches and places of worship. The Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister is happy to serve our students' spiritual needs by developing ecumenical and interfaith opportunities for those who are interested.

For more information, please contact Rev. Victoria Carr-Ware, Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister, at (206) 296-6049.