Applications are open for Building Life-Affirming Communities: Face To Face with the many poor and the many faiths in Asia. This will be held on 30 March to 10 May 2020 and conducted at the India Peace Centre in Nagpur, India.
CWM’s six-week Face to Face Programme invites theology students preparing for ministry in different cultural, social and theological contexts to engage with realities on how fullness of life is denied to most people in the world. Participants will come face to face with the issues on poverty and pluralism within the Asian context, and be provided opportunities to engage in a global dialogue on theology, spirituality and mission through intercultural exchange and theological reflection.
However, over the past few years, CWM has gone beyond inter-cultural missional immersion towards a deeper engagement with socio-political realities affecting different parts of the world – an outcome of CWM’s statement on mission emphasizing that resistance to empire is essential to mission.
Hence, alongside exposure visits, the students will undergo Bible studies, seminars and sharing sessions that would enable them to reflect on doing mission in the context of empire. Read about the experiences of this year’s participants here. The closing date for applications is on 5 January 2020.