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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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Building Skills for Faith-Based Community Development

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This academic year, the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs will roll out three courses that aim to build skills for more effective faith-based responses to our most pressing social issues, like homelessness and the affordable housing crisis. These courses can be taken as a sequence or stand-alone, and will be available for both professional development and graduate credit.
Oct 13, 2017

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Center’s Puget Sound Network Considers Framework for Ongoing Work

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ Puget Sound Network met for the second time on September 13th. It was an opportunity for Network members to critically reflect on some of the language and tools used by specialists to talk about faith-based community development. This discussion was intended to lay the foundation for the more focused conversations around enhancing faith-based responses to homelessness that will take place over the coming year.
Sep 21, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Announces its 2017-2018 Graduate Student Affiliates

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs announces its first cohort of Graduate Student Affiliates. These six students will contribute to the Center’s work on homelessness and affordable housing.
Sep 19, 2017

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500 Years Since The Dawn of the Reformation

Three upcoming events provide Christians an opportunity to pray for each other, to heal old wounds, and to continue along the path of encounter and dialogue.
Sep 18, 2017

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Talking Faith & Money: Student Forum Event on October 4

STM students are invited to participate in the Talking Faith & Money: Student Forum event on October 4. These special topic forums are 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.
Sep 14, 2017

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Muhammad Yunus Lecture and Book Signing

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Seattle University will host Muhammad Yunus, the father of social business and microcredit, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty. 
Sep 6, 2017

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What issue should the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs address next?

Every three to four years, the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs focuses on a specific social issue. What issue do you think the Center should focus on from 2019 to 2022? Please take a minute or two to give us your feedback.
Sep 1, 2017

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From the Dean: Success in a World with Charlottesvilles

Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on our national preoccupation with defining success and failure.
Aug 18, 2017

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Master of Divinity student Melissa Trull heads to the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey

Master of Divinity student Melissa (Missy) Trull heads to the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey for an intensive semester of study.
Aug 17, 2017

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Rededication of the Old Sanctuary with New Expressions of Gratitude

The School of Theology and Ministry’s Associate Dean of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue and Associate Professor of Theological Ethics and Constructive Theology, Dr. Michael Reid Trice, reflects on the Temple De Hirsch Sinai rededication event.
Aug 16, 2017

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Become a Graduate Student Affiliate and contribute to the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs’ work around homelessness

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs invites currently enrolled students to apply for the opportunity to become a Graduate Student Affiliate and contribute to the Centers' ongoing work on homelessness and affordable housing.
Jul 25, 2017

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Puget Sound Network Begins its Work

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs held its first meeting of the Puget Sound Interfaith Network for Public Theology earlier this month. The gathering was an opportunity for this cohort of local religious leaders and community partners to connect with one another and, together with the Center team, begin to shape the next phase of the Center’s work.
Jul 21, 2017

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The School of Theology and Ministry’s, Dr. Michael Reid Trice author’s chapter on generosity.

The School of Theology and Ministry’s Associate Dean of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue and Associate Professor of Theological Ethics and Constructive Theology, Dr. Michael Reid Trice authors a chapter in the book Mending the World? Possibilities and Obstacles for Religion, Church and Theology.
Jul 14, 2017

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Happy Birthday School of Theology and Ministry

The School of Theology and Ministry (STM) celebrates its 20th anniversary as a school.
Jul 11, 2017

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From the Dean: Re-discovering Courage in a Time of Fear

Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on courage and fear in uncertain times and its portrayal in the media.
Jun 29, 2017

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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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