Participants of the 2018 WCC's Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) in Arusha, Tanzania.


The WCC will draw from the applicant pool 100 young and emerging ecumenical theologians and educators from a broad spectrum of Christian traditions and all eight regions of the WCC. Together they will engage on some critical themes of our time.

The new deadline is 15 November 2021. Young people ages 21-35 are eligible to apply. Click here to apply!

About GETI 2022

The online phase will be from 25 July to 20 August 2022 and participants will work in small study groups guided by two facilitators each. The study groups formed during this phase will continue during the residential phase for participatory learning. The residential phase will take place at the BWGV Akademiehotel in Karlsruhe, Germany, 28 August-8 September 2022 in the context of the WCC 11th Assembly. Students admitted to the Bossey Ecumenical Institute for the academic year 2022-23 will automatically join the programme.

The theme “Christ’s Love (Re)moves Borders” is derived from the WCC 11th Assembly theme  under six thematic  tracks, namely, 1) Healing Memories (Historic-Theological Track); 2) Kairos for Creation (Eco-theological Track); 3) Witness from the Margins (Practical-Diaconal Track); 4) Engaging with Plurality (Intercultural-Interreligious Track); 5) Body Politics: Body, Health and Healing (Just Relations Track); 6) 4th Industrial Revolution & AI: Human Identity in the Context of Global Digitisation (special plenary).

The culmination of the programme will be a public lecture entitled GETI Goes Public! on 7 September 2022, to which an additional 100 guests from academic institutions in Germany will be invited.

Learn more about GETI 2022