Photo: World Council of Churches
From May 19 to 1 June, theological students studying at institutions across Europe will gather in Berlin for the 2017 edition of the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI’17). The programme is designed for advanced theology students from all over the world who now take up their formation and studies in Europe. The faculty come from equally diverse contexts and will support students in their two-weeks of learning. Those who gather in Berlin will enjoy keynote lectures from European church figures, including CEC General Secretary Fr Heikki Huttunen, seminar groups and self-organised learning opportunities. The students will also participate in local prayer and worship life and attend a special programme for Kirchentag.
The guiding themes for GETI’17 are Reforming Theology, Migrating Church, and Transforming Society. GETI’17 is an initiative for ecumenical education in Europe and worldwide under the patronage of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and is supported by several European churches, mission bodies and universities through financial aid as well as personnel assistance. It was first organized by the World Council of Churches’ at its 10th Assembly in 2013, and the the World Council of Churches is organizing another Global Ecumenical Theological Institute in Arusha, Tanzania in 2018.