Applications are open for “Together Towards Unity. Being Church in a Fragmented World”, a new online course by Bossey Ecumenical Institute, with whom Council for World Mission (CWM), United Evangelical Mission (UEM), and the Communauté d´Eglises en Mission (CEVAA) work closely to ensure missiological training for students and finance the Chair for ecumenical missiology.

Held from 5 April – 12 June, the course aims to expand opportunities for young pastors, theologians and lay people to explore the multi-faceted aspects of ecumenism. Through specific assignments, students are guided to explore ecumenical relations in their local contexts, share about it with their cohort of students, and deepen their understanding through theological study, said Rev. Dr Simone Sinn, vice dean and professor at Bossey.

Strengthening the students’ agency and capacity for theological discernment is crucial, and participants will be equipped to:

Understand historical trajectories on church unity and grasp the issues at stake with conceptual clarity.

Connect local and global developments and their implications on church unity.

Analyse critically the division and fragmentation in church and society.

Articulate theologically the vision of moving together towards church unity and contribute to building common witness for justice and peace in the world.

Engage practically with others, through dialogue and collaboration as expressions of solidarity.

The application deadline is 1 March.

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