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.
GETI and GlobeTheoLib
GlobeTheoLib accompanies the GETI project by offering its digital working space. Here, you can find the latest news, general information, documents and texts from the GETI reader (will be released in spring 2013).
Access the GETI workgroups on GlobeTheoLib
All registered student and faculty participants have access to a restricted site through which core materials, additional resources, working papers, key-note addresses and other relevant materials 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.
Furthermore, 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.
Application deadline was 31 January 2013! (except for Korean and North American residents who will have to apply to their National Council of Churches)
Theological education initiatives at WCC assembly
The GETI program was now officially announced in WCC press, including an interview with ETE Programme Executive, Rev. Dr Dietrich Werner. To read the press release, click on this link here.
Application deadline over
The deadline for applications to the GETI programme closed end of January and we are happy to report that their is a great interest for the GETI project. The ETE/WCC office is flooded with applications and we are working through the selection process now. Candidates will hear back from us with final confirmation by early March. Already now, we thank all nominees for their application and interest!
Candidates from Korea and North America have a different application process and need to apply to their National Council of Churches!
Luce foundation supports ecumenical leaders for GETI
The Henry Luce foundation will support the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States and their project of initiating a North American Institute to prepare 25 students and younger pastors for an intensive ecumenical experience in conjunction with the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute.
NCC president Kathryn Lohre and transitional general secretary Peg Birk said the Luce Foundation grant of 210'000 USD will provide "a unique opportunity for ecumenical and interfaith formation for a new generation of Christian leaders."
The programmes will be carried out through courses in North American seminaries before and after the WCC's Busan assembly, as well as through the GETI in conjunction with the assembly.
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