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GETI 2018

Global Ecumenical Theological Institute 2018

The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) 2018 is a global ecumenical short-term study and exposure programme in accompaniment of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in March 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania. GETI 2018 is the second ecumenical formation programme the WCC offers alongside one of its major ecumenical events, after the initial GETI at the 10th Assembly 2013 in Busan, South Korea. The participation of young theologians from a variety of countries and church traditions sparked fresh attention for new forms of experiential theological formation and engagement with the ecumenical movement. GETI 2018 seeks to perpetuate this positive experience, transmit the vibrancy, and encourage young people to become ecumenically committed and conversant ambassadors in their local and regional contexts, as well as on the global level.

As an ecumenical theological education event, GETI 2018 is designed for approximately 120 advanced students in theology and related academic fields with an interest in gaining insights into the ecumenical movement’s current debates on understanding and practising mission in various regions of the world. GETI 2018 is engaging with the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism’s theme, “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship.” The student participants will explore together how the gospel is translated into their different cultures and contexts, and the ways in which they feel called and moved by the Spirit to transform the world. The reflection thereon will be part of a blended study process, which will commence with an e-learning phase a couple of months prior to the event, allowing the students to become familiar with each other and with the purpose and subjects of the programme. This process will be pursued on-site in guided student groups, as well as through engagement in the local context and the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism.

GETI Poster (pdf, 786 KB)

Miti ya maisha: GETI 2018 Tree planting (pdf, 3.5 MB)

GETI Schedule - Simplified version (pdf, 167 KB)

GETI at a glance: 2 Plenaries, 9 study sessions (pdf, 900 KB)

GETI at a glance: Participants, dates and content (pdf, 900 KB)

GETI at a glance: 4 possible tracks (pdf, 900 KB)

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