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Welcome to the CEIE Theolab – Religica!

The Religica Theolab is at home in the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement (CEIE) at Seattle University, where students, staff, faculty and allies bring new ideas to life in the form of a laboratorial approach. The CEIE Theolab is dedicated to emerging opportunities that are developed in collaboration with students, staff, faculty, and local to international partners, who test the next generation of ideas, methods, and delivery systems. Listen to our Welcome Message here.

Current & Upcoming Engagement

CEIE’s Seattle University Website is undergoing a website re-design to the end of 2023. All up-to-date information on CEIE’s Current Engagement between September 2023-January 2024 will be displayed here, on Religica! Please check back regularly for announcements on Fall Workshops, Dharma Talks, Webinars, Events, and more.

Join the monthly CEIE Newsletter to receive timely updates on our Current Engagement in the community – both small and large. You’ll receive updates on our latest podcasts, webinars, workshops, courses, and seasonal Issues from The Interfaith Observer (TIO).

CEIE Welcomes New Assistant Director – Rev. Dr. Kara Markell

Rev. Dr. Kara Markell

The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement (CEIE) at Seattle University enthusiastically welcomes the Rev. Dr. Kara Markell as its first Assistant Director to the team, as CEIE enters its third year of life in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Visit here to read Rev. Dr. Kara Markell's full bio.

Religica's Laboratory – Explore Below!

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Podcast: Compassionomics – The Act of Making Care Matter

April 2, 2023

Mia Baumgartner, Manager of Spiritual Care & Wellbeing, and the Joy in the Workplace Project at University of Washington Medical Center speaks with Spehar-Halligan Professor and CEIE Director, Michael Trice,…

Podcast: New College and a Threat to Higher Education – An Interview with Dr. Amir Hussain

March 8, 2023

Dr. Amir Hussain is Chair and Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on religion. His own particular specialty is the study…

Podcast: The Lived Experience of Forgiveness: Phenomenological and Psychological Perspectives

February 13, 2023

Steen Halling, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Seattle University, brings over four decades of study on the psychology of forgiveness. In this podcast, Center Director Dr.…

Podcast: Starting with Why: Lead by Raising Consciousness

December 16, 2022

Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer spoke with CEIE’s Director Dr. Michael Reid Trice about her leadership as Director of the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY), which developed a pioneering curriculum…

In this series, students, staff, faculty, and allies gather to engage around topics that challenge us today, such as mental health and climate change.

In the Roundtable series, undergraduate students at the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement interview their peers on the Pandemic, Exhaustion, and seeking Restoration.