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August 9-11, 2013:  CWU Young Women's Leadership Training Retreat


The Young Women's Leadership Training and Retreat sponsored by Church Women United will be held at Chicago's Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center. The event is open to women 18 to 30 years of age who are active in their member communions or in units of Church Women United. Application due date is June 21, 2013.
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September 27-29, 2013: North American Academy of Ecumenists

The NAAE 2013 annual conference will take place on the weekend of September 27-29 in Chicago, hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church's office of ecumenical and inter-religious relations. The theme is "The Emerging Face of Being One: Exploring Various Models of Christian Unity."  See the projected conference schedule. The conference registration fee is $175.00. It is important for members to renew their membership for NAAE's June 1 to May 31 membership year. Membership includes a subscription to the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, which is for the calendar year following the conference. The current NAAE president is Sr. Lorelei Fuchs.


The Unity and Reformed Heritage Seminar trip visits Geneva

This educational trip visits the headquarters of ecumenical bodies and historic sites related to the Reformed heritage. Watch for a date in 2014. View the description of the 2013 journey.

The Ecumenical Institute of Bossey has year-round programming


The Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland, is the WCC's central means for ecumenical education. It has long formed leaders -- clergy and lay -- for service in parishes, classrooms, and ecumenical centers around the world. Per a 2011 agreement, all Bossey students are eligible to receive an accredited certificate or a degree from the University of Geneva. The ongoing formal programming includes a one-semester Graduate School of Ecumenical Studies, a two-year master of theology in ecumenical studies program, a one-year academic program for a masters in advanced ecumenical studies, a Ph.D. in ecumenical studies requiring up to five academic years, and a summer three-month intensive course in English as a tool for ecumenical formation. Additionally, short-term seminars on cutting edge issues bring together small groups from around the world. See general information on the Bossey web site.

Irish School of Ecumenics examines politics, theology, religion

The Irish School of Ecumenics, established in 1970, became fully integrated with Trinity College Dublin as a postgraduate institute in 2001. Its diverse programs particularly focus on the intersect of politics, theology, and religion. It has sixteen members on its academic staff and a substantial library. In addition to its Ecumenical Studies, International Peace Studies, and Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies programs based in Dublin, it offers a Reconciliation Studies program taught in Belfast.

North American WSCF participates in Agape camps in Italy

The Agape Ecumenical Center is located in one of the Waldensian valleys of northern Italy. Each year the various regions of the World Student Christian Federation send delegations to participate in the summer programs. An international camp with a political theme, " Toward Eco-Justice: Vision and Praxis" will be held from August 5 to August 12. The international theological camp, on "Church of the Future -- Future of the Church," will be from August 12 to August 19. Thereafter, a week-long international work camp will extend from August 19 to August 24. Applications are closed.

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