Ecumenical theological education (ETE)
When the Bossey Ecumenical Institute marked 70 years of formation, hundreds of current and former students, professors and friends gathered at the Château du Bossey to celebrate. Rev. Khaing Moh Moh was one of that band, but perhaps she travelled the furthest, from Myanmar, where she serves the Shan State Lisu Baptist Association about 200 kilometres north of Mandalay, the country’s second biggest city.
Thirty-five international students from the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland, are embarking on a future of ecumenism, dialogue and unity that began with months of intense study and fellowship.
Religious radicalisation is at the heart of many political discussions worldwide but is also playing a major role in intra-Christian and interreligious dialogue. Often a divisive feature in these discussions is the tendency to stereotype certain religions as having extremist expressions and actions.
On 6 December, the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) launched three new theological resources during the 7th AACC Theological Institute.
More than one hundred representatives of churches, theological institutions, ecumenical organizations and specialized ministries from ten countries gathered in Matanzas, Cuba, on 1-4 October, at the Evangelical Theological Seminary (SET) to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the institution and reflect on theological teaching and its sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bossey’s story is both old and new but it’s younger than ever, says one of its graduates, a renowned ecumenical scholar who opened a book launch on the history of the institute that has had students from so many parts of the world.
As the Bossey Ecumenical Institute marks 70 years of ecumenical formation, hundreds of current and former students, professors, partners and friends have gathered at the Château du Bossey for days highlighting the work of the institute and the role it has had and continues to play in the ecumenical movement.
A brief yet lively history of the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, The Story of Bossey: A Laboratory for Ecumenical Life, will be released by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Publications at a book launch 1 October on the grounds of the institute.
لقد ساهم معهد بوسيه في توسيع مدارك عقلي وآفاقها " هذه هى بعض الكلمات التي تفوه بها طالب من الطلاب المتخرجين عند حديثه مع القس الدكتورة داغمار هيلر عميدة المعهد المسكوني ببوسيه منذ شهر في لقائهما في أحد المؤتمرات.
سوف ينظم المعهد المسكوني في قصر دو بوسيه احتفالية بمناسبة مرور سبعين عاما بحضور شخصيات بارزة عندما يجتمعون معا في صلوات وعبادات مشتركة وسوف يتم إصدار كتاب جديد بمناسبة هذه الاحتفالية خلال عطلة نهاية الأسبوع من 30 سبتمبر/أيلول - 2 أكتوبر/تشرين الآول.