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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Continuing Formation

The project on ecumenical continuing formation in the WCC benefits of the interaction between member churches and ecumenical partners. It cooperates also with relevant actors in civil society, international organizations, different WCC teams and the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey.

Continuing formation programmes are gaining more and more importance in the contemporary world of learning where academic formation is pluralized and potential students are demanding new forms of accredited formation.

The project on ecumenical continuing formation in the WCC benefits of the interaction between member churches and ecumenical partners. It cooperates also with relevant actors in civil society, international organizations, different WCC teams and the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey.

The project provides safe spaces for the analysis and discernment of cutting-edge themes at stake in the ecumenical movement. The activities are designed to sharpen the awareness for the ecumenical implications of societal and ecclesial changes for the churches. It also explores new partnerships and themes for ecumenical and interfaith cooperation in response to the call to join the pilgrimage of justice and peace.

The following seminars are planned for 2016:

For further information on individual seminars and for a registration form please click on the title of the seminar.

Please note: The course “Building an Interreligious Community” offered every summer has now been accredited by the University of Geneva. For more information, click here.

If you want to offer a continuing formation seminar as a partner of the WCC or if you are interested in organizing webinars on ecumenism together with the WCC, please contact Dr Martin Robra mro@wcc-coe.org.

You are also invited to share activities your church, organization or group is undertaking in the context of the pilgrimage of justice and peace.