Applications are now open for the new online course, entitled “Together Towards Unity. Being Church in a Fragmented World.”
Starting in April 2021, the course aims to expand opportunities for students to explore the biblical, theological, ethical, societal, interreligious and missiological dimensions of ecumenism as envisioned at Bossey.
“The Ecumenical Institute is unique in how it has taught and promoted ecumenical encounter for the past 75 years,” reflects Ecumenical Institute dean Rev. Fr Dr Lawrence Iwuamadi.
“This new online course builds on the long established Ecumenical Studies courses at Bossey in addressing the current changing dynamics and configurations of ecumenism through a new medium,” Iwuamadi adds, noting an online course as one way to make Ecumenical Studies accessible during a time marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rev. Dr Simone Sinn, vice dean and professor at Bossey continues: “This course offers succinct introductions into the classic dimensions of ecumenical studies, guiding students to explore ecumenical relations in their local contexts, share about them in a global cohort of students and deepen their understanding through theological study.
“Strengthening the students’ agency and their capacity for theological discernment is vital in this study program,” Sinn says.
Deadline for application is 1 March. The course runs 5 April – 12 June.