Ecumenical School for Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life
In order to strengthen the voice of the churches with regards to global economics, a group of 20 current and future church leaders will attend the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life in Jakarta, Indonesia from 19-30 August 2019.
Presently churches’ ethical, moral and theological perspectives on the workings of the global economy have minimal impact on financial and economic policies, business practices and ways of thinking. To address this gap, the school aims to build economic literacy within churches by equipping participants with the tools and languages to effectively advocate for urgent transformations in the global financial and economic realm.
The 10-day curriculum addresses the following objectives:
- Identify theological starting points for economic justice (why and how theology and ethics are deeply related to economic life)
- Provide a basic understanding of mainstream economic thinking
- Identify, relativize and contextualize methodologies and normative fundamentals of economics
- Widen the horizon of economics by introducing ecological, feminist and other pluralistic approaches
- Develop an interdisciplinary structure for bridging theological dimensions with economics
- Lay out the political and strategic implications for churches and their advocacy for an Economy of Life in the context of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.
- MA or BA preferably in theology, economics/finance/business management or any social science; or demonstration of competence in the aforementioned fields
- Five years of leadership experience (except for youth until the age of 30)
- Sound insights into practices of public policy and passion for justice (assessed through an essay)
- Endorsement from a church or ecumenical organization
Among candidates who meet the nomination criteria, participants will be selected with a view to achieving regional, gender and denominational balance.
Participants are granted full scholarship, including flights, accommodation and full board. A minimum contribution of 100 US dollars is expected from each participant.
Application form and guidelines
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The Application Form
The Indicative Programme
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