Towards a fully ecumenical, global and sustainable online library
The international governing body of the Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism, also known as GlobeTheoLib, met from 9-10 September 2016 in Geneva.
Twenty participants from member associations attended the Consortium. Amélé Ekué, Professor of Ecumenical Social Ethics at the World Council of Churches and Andreas Waldvogel, Programme Executive Online Library at Globethics.net, led the meeting along with Obiora Ike, Executive Director of Globethics.net. Consortium Committee member Martha Smalley from the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia said that: "It was exciting to learn about new resources available through GlobeTheoLib".
The new 2017-2020 Strategy, the 2017-2019 Budget and the Consortium agreement were on the agenda during the meeting as well as updates on new developments.
Some future projects were presented, with the idea that the library be "fully ecumenical, global and sustainable". "GlobeTheoLib is useful, especially for Eastern Europe countries where physical libraries are not so rich" Ivan Dimitrov from the Conference of Orthodox Theological Schools commented. André Karamaga from the All Africa Conference of Churches confirmed: "I am happy that so many African users can have access to these online resources".
GlobeTheoLib was launched in 2011. This 5th anniversary was marked on Friday 9 September 2016 with the launch of a new online collection on ‘EcoTheology, Climate Justice and Food Security' together with a book published in the Globethics.net Global series on the same topic containing presentations and a report of the international consultation.
- Go to the ‘Eco-Theology, Climate Justice and Food Security' online collection
- Download the "Eco-Theology, Climate Justice and Food Security" book (PDF)
GlobeTheoLib, a joint project of the World Council of Churches and Globethics.net, is a free online library hosted on the Globethics.net platform that provides theological resources for education and ecumenical dialogue.