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Commission on Education and Ecumenical Formation

The Commission on Education and Ecumenical Formation (CEEF) is the WCC's primary advisory body for the whole area of education, ecumenical formation and faith nurture, which was identified as a central priority by the WCC 9th Assembly in 2006.

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“Green Reformation” conference explores ties between ecology, religion and education

“Green Reformation” conference explores ties between ecology, religion and education

An international consultation entitled “Green Reformation: Ecology, Religion, Education and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement” was held 12-15 May at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute.

“Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation

“Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation

Over 30 seasoned theological educators, emerging theologians and researchers, church ministers and practitioners engaged in grassroots adult education gathered at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland, 12-15 May, to reflect on eco-theology and theological education.

Green Reformation: seeds of hope for an ecological theology

Green Reformation: seeds of hope for an ecological theology

An international consultation on "Green Reformation: Ecology, Religion, Education and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement,” organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) department on Ecumenical Theological Education in cooperation with the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany, will take place 12-15 May, at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland.

Mission is the essence of Christian life, says Orthodox theologian

Mission is the essence of Christian life, says Orthodox theologian

“Mission is not an action or activity we can choose. It is an expression of daily life. It belongs to the whole church and is not the function of just a few or of an agency,” says Father Ioan Sauca, deputy general secretary of the World Council of Churches.

Walker-Smith named president of Christian Churches Together

Walker-Smith named president of Christian Churches Together

Rev. Dr Angelique Walker-Smith has become the first female in history elected to the post of president of the Historic Black Church Family of Christian Churches Together (CCT). Walker-Smith is a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee and also a member of the WCC Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation.

Paving the way for ecumenical studies, learning English in Bossey

Paving the way for ecumenical studies, learning English in Bossey

Each year students from all over the world arrive at Bossey near Geneva for a three-month language training course to pave their way for ecumenical studies that follow on straight after. “The title captures the goal of the course,” says Father Lawrence Iwuamadi, the Nigerian priest who studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and is academic dean of the Ecumenical Institute.

#WCC70 Amsterdam 1948 (3): Covenanting in Study: The Universal Church in God’s Design

#WCC70 Amsterdam 1948 (3): Covenanting in Study: The Universal Church in God’s Design

Tell me, how can you seriously engage with the theme of this assembly - “Man’s Disorder and God’s Design” - if on Monday afternoon Karl Barth, shaking a Basel Herr Professor finger prophesied that it is wrong, it should be the other way round, “God’s Design” first and only then “Man’s Disorder”?

Bicentenary celebrations of Serampore College focus on ‘Education for Transformation’

Bicentenary celebrations of Serampore College focus on ‘Education for Transformation’

An international consultation on “Education for Transformation: Challenges and Prospects for Formation and Reformation” was organised to mark the bicentenary of Serampore College, and the centenary of the Senate of Serampore.

Ecumenical theological education: sharing space for transformational experiences

Ecumenical theological education: sharing space for transformational experiences

Eighteen theological educators and church representatives gathered on 22 June in Geneva for the second meeting of the Network of Institutions of Higher Ecumenical Theological Education (NIHETE). The inaugural meeting took place in Halle, Germany, in May 2016. NIHETE is an open platform of exchange on contents, methodologies and contexts of teaching ecumenism in the era of world Christianity.

When the pope visits there is no gap, says young Indonesian pastor

When the pope visits there is no gap, says young Indonesian pastor

Relations between Catholics and Protestants at the local level in East Indonesia are not as complex as talking about dogma at higher church levels, says a pastor from the Protestant Church in Maluku.