The Global Institute of Theology (GIT) nurtures and encourages the work of young theologians and scholars from around the world. This intensive short-term academic program is designed to give theological students and faculty an opportunity to learn, teach, and do theology in an inter-contextual and ecumenical way, connecting theology from the local to the regional and world levels.
After a pandemic-related delay, the GIT will be held 15 to 30 June 2023 in Suva, Fiji. Applications are due by 31 January 2023.
The specific goals of the GIT are fourfold:
These goals will be reflected in the way in which the institute is being organized. There will be core courses, which all students will be required to attend, as well as elective courses from which students may pick.
The Global Institute of Theology is intended for theological students and pastors beginning their ministry. We encourage applications from:
Applicants should have a particular interest in ecumenical theology and mission. The student body and faculty will reflect gender and regional balance, and thus the diversity of the Reformed family in the world today.
The WCRC is committed to the inter-contextual formation of new generations of Reformed leaders fully aware of the faith dimension of contemporary challenges such as economic injustice, environmental destruction, gender justice, interfaith solidarity, spiritual renewal, an inclusive welcoming church and Christian unity.
Through the GIT, the WCRC intends to strengthen its ties with theological institutions related to its member churches, as well as facilitate further communication and cooperation among theological schools from different regions of the world.
Significant aspects of the Institute, such as the recruitment of prospective students, securing the financial resources necessary to enable students from countries in the Global South to participate and the general academic requirements for its operation, will be considered in consultation with supporting theological institutions.
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