Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey is the international centre for encounter, dialogue and formation of the World Council of Churches. Founded in 1946, the Institute brings together people from diverse churches, cultures and backgrounds for ecumenical learning, academic study and personal exchange.

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Bossey’s ministry continues, now inviting applications for 2019-20

Bossey’s ministry continues, now inviting applications for 2019-20

Students and faculty gathered for prayer, at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey. Photo: Camille Vianin/WCC

30 October 2018

With deadline on 30 November, the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey now invites applications for the study year of 2019-20.

“As long as we remain united in one heart and mind and walk and serve together in the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, we will be strong and our institute will continue its valuable ministry,” says Fr Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, World Council of Churches deputy general secretary and director of the Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey, in a recent issue of Beyond Boundaries.

The newsletter, which portrays the life and work of the Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey, highlights among other things Bossey students' visits to Rome with an exposure to the Roman Catholic Church and an audience with Pope Francis, the successful defence of several doctoral theses produced by Bossey students, and the Institute’s continued engagement with ecumenical and inter-religious partners in Switzerland and around the world.

The Ecumenical Institute offers three study programmes with certificates from the University of Geneva. The courses offer basic knowledge of the history of the modern ecumenical movement and insights into contemporary key issues in the ecumenical work.

“As we now call for student applications for the year of 2019-20, we look forward to seeing a well-balanced group of women and men from diverse Christian traditions and different parts of the world that are curious and open to learn from one another,” says Bossey professor and academic dean Rev. Fr Dr Lawrence Iwuamadi. “We hope that at the end they can contribute in addressing the challenging issues facing churches around the world.”

Applications for the study year of 2019-20 are open until 30 November.

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