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Public Lecture: Theological Education in the Context of Global Christianity

Current (and future) trends and challenges

Theological education is facing a number of advances and setbacks around the world. Among the advances are the globalization of Christianity, the evolution of communication tools, the efforts being made to strive for formal theological education by groups that had shunned it in the past and a general awareness of the context of theological education. Setbacks can be seen in the withdrawal into -confessional camps of theological education in many parts of the world, the end of inspired ecumenical initiatives and the continuous difficulty of guaranteeing sustainability, both in terms of the models of theological education and the institutions that offer them. Mindful of these trends, the lecture will provide the occasion for a panoramic analysis of theological education in the context of the growing diversity of Christianity and offer reflections and proposals on what is needed for a sustainable ecumenical and contextual theological education today.

What: Public Lecture
Who: Prof. Dr theol. Habil. Rudolf von Sinner, Professor of Systematic Theology, Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue; Moderator of WCC Ecumenical Education and Formation Commission.
When: 11:00 – 12:30, Friday 13 April 2018
Where: Visser't Hooft Hall, Ecumenical Centre, 1 route des Morillons, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex
11:00 -11:05
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Prof. Dr Obiora IkeExecutive Director,
11:05 -11:45
Prof. Dr Rudolf von Sinner
11.45 -12.15
Plenary discussion with short response statements
Moderated by Prof. Dr Obiora Ike, Executive Director,
with short response statements by Prof. Dr Amélé Ekué (WCC), Rev. Dr Chad Rimmer (LWF),  Dr H.S. Wilson (FTESEA)
12.15 -12.30
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