Grants & Initiatives
Since its inception, Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry has received significantly generous and heartfelt support from individual donors and foundations. Through these grants and endowments, the school has been able to launch special initiatives that connect its unique mission with the needs of our world. These programs challenge our staff, faculty, students and community members to imagine practical responses to complex issues. Highly selective philanthropic organizations and private donors in the region and nationwide continue to support the school’s efforts to create a more just and humane world.
The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs explores the ways in which religious wisdom and the resources of faith communities can contribute to the analysis, diagnosis and community responses needed to address pressing social problems. Bringing together theologians and social scientists from across the country and globe, in dialogue with community stakeholders from the Puget Sound region, the Center aims to unleash more effective faith-based responses to our most pressing social problems. Learn more >>
Through the Economics and Pastoral Leadership Project, the school has conducted in-depth research on the reality and impact of seminary student debt and created curricula to increase financial and management literacy of current seminary students, alumni and working pastoral leaders. Additionally, Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry is one of only three theological education institutions on the United States’ West Coast invited to participate in a national effort to address seminary student debt. Learn more >>
As a direct extension of its foundational ecumenical value of rootedness in tradition while openness to and dialogue with the “other,” the school is committed to transforming itself and helping to educate our community-at-large by Networking Religion for the 21st Century. Read more about each of these innovative programs and participate in panels, workshops, events and more! Learn more >>