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School of Theology And Ministry

The School of Theology and Ministry


The School of Theology and Ministry is a part of Seattle University, a Jesuit Catholic University built on spirituality and social justice, an inclusively Christian school, with dedication to interreligious relationship for the common good. The School of Theology and Ministry offers 6 graduate degrees, 3 professional certificates and professional development courses. When you attend the School of Theology and Ministry you choose to earn more than just a degree, it becomes fulfillment within your community, the confidence to break through barriers and the ability to step out and make a change.

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Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Faustino Cruz accepts new position at Fordham University

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Faustino (Tito) Cruz has accepted the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University.
Jun 23, 2017

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Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies student publishes article in Ecumenical Trends journal

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Student Donna Cheesebrough, publishes article entitled, “Care for Creation – A Historical Perspective and Path Forward” in the Ecumenical Trends journal.
Jun 19, 2017

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The School of Theology and Ministry offers two more online courses in the Certificate in Church and Non-profit Management program this Fall.

The School of Theology and Ministry is offering two more online courses in the Certificate in Church and Non-profit Management program. The certificate program and course series, developed by the Economics and Pastoral Leadership Project, supports pastors and other religious leaders manage the “business” side of faith-based organizations.
Jun 15, 2017

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The School of Theology and Ministry offers 'Pacific Northwest Culture & Identity' courses this Fall

This Fall the School of Theology and Ministry will offer 'Pacific Northwest Culture & Identity' courses that focus on Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist and UUA denominations.
Jun 14, 2017

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Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership Alumnus launches scientific leadership workshop

Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership Alumnus, John Fauver, launches scientific leadership workshop for postdocs at Fred Hutch.
Jun 12, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Welcomes New Community Engagement Manager

The School of Theology and Ministry’s Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is excited to welcome its newest team member, Rev. Maggie Breen, as Community Engagement Manager.
Jun 6, 2017

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From the Dean: Becoming a Lighthouse in a Sea of Addiction

Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on free speech, critical thinking and passionate debates within higher education and the world.
May 31, 2017

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Dean Mark Markuly interviewed on King 5 discussing the Pope and the President’s recent Peace Talk

Dean Mark Markuly of the School of Theology and Ministry offers his perspective on the recent Pope and President Vatican visit in King 5 interview.
May 31, 2017

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Takeaways from the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ Inaugural Symposium on Homelessness

On April 25-27, the School of Theology and Ministry’s Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs hosted its Inaugural Symposium on Homelessness here at Seattle University. The symposium brought together 15 Center scholars from across the country and globe to explore the religious, spiritual and ethical dimensions of homelessness, in conversation with local faith leaders and other community partners, with the goal of generating more effective faith-based action.
May 18, 2017

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School of Theology and Ministry Student Awards 2017

Each year the School of Theology and Ministry recognizes students who have exceptional service to the community and whose academic scholarship merits recognition. We are excited to announce this year’s award winners who were honored at this month’s Dean’s Dinner.
May 17, 2017

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The Parliament of the World’s Religions global interfaith movement comes to Toronto in 2018

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the world’s largest, and most inclusive gathering of the global interfaith movement. Dr. Michael Reid Trice explains the opportunity and impact of this event on the Pacific Northwest.
May 16, 2017

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Commencement 2017: Special Events

Here's a guide to 2017 commencement activities for students, friends and family!
May 12, 2017

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Fall course for students brings unique opportunity to study liberation theologies

The School of Theology and Ministry’s Director of the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, Dr. Manuel Mejido, will teach Theologies of Liberation, a unique opportunity for students to study the unpublished translation of a liberation theology classic.
May 11, 2017

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Seattle University hosted annual Mentor Day for the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Seattle University hosted the annual Mentor Day for the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The event focused on connecting students and emerging professionals with respected members of the WAMFT community.
May 10, 2017

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School of Theology and Ministry Talking Faith & Money: Student Forum Event on May 23

STM students are invited to participate in the Talking Faith & Money: Student Forum event on May 23. This event is the second of a series of special topics forums being hosted by the School of Theology and Ministry’s Economics & Pastoral Leadership Project, to engage students across campus in conversation around the theme of faith and money.
May 5, 2017

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Sister Maria Nassali, School of Theology and Ministry Alumna, receives P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) awarded Seattle University alumna and current doctoral student, Sister Maria Nassali, the International Peace Scholarship.
May 3, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Hosts Inaugural Symposium on Homelessness

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is hosting its Inaugural Symposium on Homelessness on April 25-27, 2017, at Seattle University. The symposium brings together 15 Center scholars from across the country and globe to explore the religious, spiritual and ethical dimensions of homelessness, in conversation with local faith leaders and other community partners, with the goal of generating more effective faith-based action.
Apr 25, 2017

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From the Dean: Is Truth Dead or Are We Inadvertently Killing It?

Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on truth referencing TIME magazines "Is Truth Dead?" and "Is God Dead?" issues.
Apr 21, 2017

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MATL student Fadi Aboulesaad becomes ordained

MATL student Fadi Aboulesaad, welcomed into the next step of his Jesuit formation by becoming a Deacon.
Apr 13, 2017

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Dr. Michael Reid Trice and Dr. Christie Eppler receive promotions from Seattle University

The School of Theology and Ministry proudly announces the advancements of two faculty members: Dr. Michael Reid Trice and Dr. Christie Eppler
Apr 11, 2017

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New summer course for STM students focused on religion and atheism

“Religion and Atheisms – from Voltaire to Dawkins” offer STM students a look into these eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts, taught by visiting professor and renowned scholar in the field, Dr. Nicholas Adams.
Apr 7, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Donor Update

The School of Theology and Ministry's Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs publishes donor update citing work from August 2015 - March 2017.
Mar 23, 2017

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From the Dean: Trying to Make Sense in Times of Nonsense

Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on the Search For Meaning event and the experience of purpose, meaning, and confidence in the worthwhileness of our humanity and creation.
Mar 22, 2017

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Rev. Clinton McNair, founding director of the counseling program at Seattle University passes away

Rev. Clinton McNair, the founding director of the counseling program at Seattle University passed away after a short illness. Dr. McNair was a trusted colleague and friend to many at the school and university, an active American Baptist minister in the Puget Sound region, and leader in the pastoral counseling community in the Pacific Northwest through the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
Mar 21, 2017

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School of Theology and Ministry Talking Faith & Money: Student Forum Event on April 4

STM students are invited to participate in the Talking Faith & Money: Student Forum event on April 4. This event is the first of a series of special topics forums being hosted by the School of Theology and Ministry’s Economics & Pastoral Leadership Project, to engage students across campus in conversation around the theme of faith and money.
Mar 20, 2017

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Dr. Michael Reid Trice publishes chapter entitled: “On Incarceration: For the Sake of Our Shared Future”

Dr. Michael Reid Trice, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue at the School of Theology and Ministry, publishes chapter connecting incarceration and theological thought.
Mar 17, 2017

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Faculty Receives Award: Wabash Center selects Dr. Mark Chung Hearn to take part in workshop series

The Wabash Center selected Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry professor and Director of Contextual Education, Dr. Mark Chung Hearn, to take part in the 2017-2018 Teaching and Learning Workshop series.
Mar 16, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Scholars Announced

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is pleased to announce its first cohort of scholars. These scholars join the Center’s initiative to bring together innovative interreligious thinking and faith-based action around homelessness.
Mar 15, 2017

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