Prospects and Challenges for the Ecumenical Movement in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (Globethics.net Global Series) (Volume 12)

 
9782889310975: Prospects and Challenges for the Ecumenical Movement in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (Globethics.net Global Series) (Volume 12)

The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute provided a unique opportunity for a new generation of ecumenical leaders from across the globe to engage with each other and with the themes presented at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly in Busan (South Korea). These papers in which the participants reflect their experience show both this engagement and the diversity of their contexts. The papers deal with a variety of themes such as: pilgrimage, Asian Christology, food insecurity, just peace and the shift of the center of gravity of Christianity to the Global South. The collection of these papers provides significant insights into the challenges faced by the ecumenical movement and the prospects for its future. More particularly they articulate the perspective of a new generation of leaders in the ecumenical movement whose voice needs to be heard.

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David Field, is a South African based in Basel/Switzerland where he is the co-ordinator of the Methodist e-Academy. He studied at the University of South Africa and the University of Cape Town. His Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town focused on Ecotheology. He has previously taught at a variety of theological colleges and universities in Southern Africa. Jutta Koslowski has graduated in Protestant as well as in Catholic and Orthodox theology and is an distinguished scholar in ecumenism. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Munich and is currently doing postdoctoral research at the University of Münster on the subject “Judaism and Christianity – Attempts in Defining their Relationship after the Shoah”. In addition to this, she is a pastor in the Protestant Church in Germany and member of the ecumenical community.

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