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Building Life-Affirming Communities

08 November 2018

Building Life-Affirming Communities

Face To Face with the many poor and the many faiths in Asia

For several years now the Council for World Mission has been involved in the organization of cross cultural exchange to enable a wider global dialogue on theology, spirituality and mission. One of the means for facilitating this dialogue has been through the Face to Face programme which enabled the immersion of students from different parts of the world into a context different from their own. It was hoped that this immersion would enable theological students to reflect on both the motivation and method of mission in different parts of the globe and bring this reflection back to their own contexts.

The Face to Face programme in India will therefore be concentrating on these two contexts to enable the students who participate in this programme to be able to both experience these two realities while being offer an opportunity to theologically reflect on them.

The programme will involve three separate but integrated aspects, immersion, reflection and seminars. Conducted in India Peace Center, Nagpur the effort would be to bring exposure and reflection together. The exposures will include live in experiences, visiting organizations that work among the poor and intensive visits to centres of religious importance.

Alongside exposures the students will also be accompanied to biblically and theologically reflect on these experiences. This will be done through sharing sessions, Bible studies and required readings.

Who is this for
This is open to students of Theology; either currently enrolled or has already graduated, but are not ordained ministers.

Programme Dates
The Programme will be from 22nd February to 5th April 2019.

Where is it
Through the entire programme the participants will be located on the campus of the India Peace Center in Nagpur.

Deadline of application is on 5th January 2019.

How to Apply
Interested applicants may contact the General Secretary of the Denomination Church or the Principal of the Theological College. Application forms may also be downloaded from the CWM website. You may also contact Dr Sudipta Singh, Mission Secretary – Research and Capacity Development.