Global Ecumenical Theological Institute
What is the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute?
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) is a major event for about 150 younger advanced theology students from all regions of the world and all Christian denominational traditions. It will take place in Seoul and Busan/Korea from the 25 October to 9 November 2013, alongside the World Council of Churches' 10th Assembly. The project aims to bring young theologians to the Assembly for an intensive theological course program for a period of 2 weeks. Its curriculum focuses on "the future of ecumenism and the transformation of World Christianity in the 21st century" and will be geared to the theme of the WCC Assembly "God of life, lead us to justice and peace". GETI will be a place for ecumenical leadership formation, intense theological learning and mutual dialogue as well as inter-generational dialogue with important leaders of the ecumenical and evangelical movement.
GETI is a special initiative which is prepared and supported by the Ecumenical Theological Education Programme of the World Council of Churches (ETE) in cooperation with Bossey Ecumenical Institute and a network of partnering theological colleges and associations of theological schools in both Korea and the regions.
Short webisode on GETI in Seoul, 25-29 October 2013 - by Candice Eloby Films (www.celobyfilms.com)
GETI and GlobeTheoLib
GlobeTheoLib accompanies the GETI project by offering its digital working space.
GETI internal workgroup
All registered student and faculty participants have access to a restricted workgroup space through which core materials and relevant information will be shared before, during and after the GETI Project. If you are one of the selected GETI participants, click here to get to the restricted GETI workgroup.
There is an opened site for young theologians who are interested in ecumenism and World Christianity. Joining this workgroup gives access to selected GETI materials and to a worldwide network of young theologians. To join this "Global Ecumenical Network of Young Theologians" click here.
All academic GETI material is available for free download on GlobeTheoLib. You can download the newly published GETI reader "Ecumenical Visions for the 21st Century" as an e-book (purchase the hard copy book on amazon), access lecture scripts and other papers. To read and download the material, click here.
GETI social media and communication
Be part of GETI from distance!
You can connect with GETI from your home computer, get actively involved in discussions and have your voice heard within GETI! Follow us on facebook and twitter and read daily live news threads on the lectures and discussions that are happening in the plenary sessions. You can participate in virtual discussions and share your opinion. Interesting reactions, comments or questions from the facebook community will even be adressed on the spot to the GETI plenum in Busan by our communications team. Furthermore, there will be video recording of the key lectures, posted regularly on our social media pages.