Asian Regional Ecumenical Theological Institute

Applications are open for an Asian Ecumenical Institute organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Regional Ecumenical Theological Institute and the Christian Conference of Asia. The deadline is 10 June.

Asian women drawing together

The Asian Regional Ecumenical Institute, a month-long ecumenical formation training course organized annually by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), focuses on ecumenical formation and leadership development of prospective Asian ecumenical and church leaders.

It fosters a broader ecumenism rooted in Christian faith, tradition, and heritage, encouraging unity and understanding across boundaries of denomination, culture, society, economy, and politics. Through an intercultural and interdenominational setting, participants live, worship, and learn together, exploring contextual ecumenical responses to Asia’s emerging realities.

The Asian Regional Ecumenical Institute prioritises the formation of participants’ biblical and theological foundations, sharpening their insights on our commitment for God’s creation care. By the end of the programme, participants are empowered with the skills and vision that will enable them to actively contribute to the ecumenical movement, and to commit more for creation care and justice.

The theme of this year's edition has been developed within the conceptual framework of wider ecumenism with a specific thematic focus on ‘Creation Care and Justice: Our Faith Commitment and Collective With-ness’. This year the AEI will be held in collaboration with the programme for Ecumenical Formation of World Council of Churches(WCC) in Chiangmai, Thailand.

A team of prominent theologians and ecumenists with professional expertise at the international level will be the main resource persons.

More background information about this activity

Download the application form

Learn more about the Christian Conference of Asia