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.
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
Read Dr. Mark Markuly's reflection on what shapes our history.
Sep 27, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on our national preoccupation with defining success and failure.
Aug 18, 2017
Master of Divinity student Melissa (Missy) Trull heads to the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey for an intensive semester of study.
Aug 17, 2017
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
2017 graduate Barbara Bauml, MAPS ’17, accepts job as Staff Chaplain at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
Aug 11, 2017
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
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
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
The School of Theology and Ministry (STM) celebrates its 20th anniversary as a school.
Jul 11, 2017
Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on courage and fear in uncertain times and its portrayal in the media.
Jun 29, 2017
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
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
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
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
Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership Alumnus, John Fauver, launches scientific leadership workshop for postdocs at Fred Hutch.
Jun 12, 2017
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
Read Dr. Mark Markuly’s reflection on free speech, critical thinking and passionate debates within higher education and the world.
May 31, 2017
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
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
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
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
Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky appoints Master of Divinity students and alumnus to Pastoral positions in United Methodist Churches
May 15, 2017