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Pour les étudiants, décider d’étudier à Bossey est «difficile», mais ils quittent l’Institut avec une «famille» et la certitude que «l’unité chrétienne peut être éprouvée»

Les étudiants diplômés de l’Institut de Bossey, niché au creux des montagnes, au bord du lac Léman, reconnaissent qu’il n’est pas facile de prendre la décision d’étudier à l’Institut du COE, mais ils forment désormais une famille, et ont acquis la certitude «que l’unité chrétienne peut être éprouvée».

WCC facilitates conversations on ecumenism at the Kirchentag

Conversations at the World Council of Churches (WCC) exhibition booth at the Kirchentag showed there is a growing interest in ecumenical movement among German churches. The topics of a particularly high interest were the Thursdays in Black campaign and studies at the Ecumenical institute in Bossey.

WCC pays tribute to ecumenist pioneer

On Monday 3 June the WCC hosts a half-day seminar on the legacy of one of ecumenism’s leading figures, archishop Nathan Söderblom, followed by a discussion on today’s ecumenical challenges.

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.

Lecture explores how theological education is concerned with the world

Rev. Prof. Dr Rudolf von Sinner, professor of Systematic Theology, Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue as well as moderator of World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Education and Formation Commission, offered a public lecture on 13 April at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva as part of the WCC’s ongoing observance of its 70th anniversary this year.

École GEM: comment concilier théologie et économie

La deuxième édition de l’École œcuménique de gouvernance, d’économie et de gestion pour une économie de la vie (École GEM) s’est déroulée du 21 août au 1ᵉʳ septembre à Lusaka, en Zambie. Son but est de renforcer les compétences en économie au sein des Églises.

“We are to pass on the mantle”

During Kirchentag, a Protestant church festival in Germany, vice-moderator of the WCC Commission of Ecumenical Education and Formation Prof. Dr Esther Mombo visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) booth, where she talked with Marianne Ejdersten, WCC director of Communication.

Ecumenical youth on the move – through GETI with visions for the future

“We’ve seen in the case of refugees, how the church takes a strong standpoint in welcoming those who have fled. But it isn’t always so easy in the congregations. There are many who feel fear, as we receive not only refugees but sometimes also people of other faiths. In this case, we can see a gap between what the church says, and what is actually lived.”

L’anniversaire de l’Institut de Bossey commémore 70 années de dialogue sincère

«Bossey m’a ouvert l’esprit et a élargi mes horizons.» Ces mots prononcés par un ancien élève rencontré le mois dernier au cours d’une conférence ont ému la pasteure Dagmar Heller, doyenne de l’Institut œcuménique de Bossey. Pour elle, ils reflètent ce qui se produit à Bossey depuis 70 ans: une expérience bouleversante qui transforme les étudiantes et étudiants en responsables de leur communauté locale et du mouvement œcuménique mondial.

Summer School on Communication and Religion

23 - 31 July 2016

During a one-week summer school, communication and theology students will address questions of media and globalization, which are directly related to the theme of religion in the mass media. They will be introduced to different communication theories and get to know the challenges facing communication in the ecumenical movement and in interfaith dialogue.

Manchester, Jamaica