Global Ecumenical
Theological Institute

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Are you interested in ecumenism, World Christianity, or interfaith dialogue?


Through the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Theological Education Programme (ETE), 150 seminarians and young theologians from all regions of the world and all Christian backgrounds will have the opportunity to be part of the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute, an intensive, two-week theological program. This exciting educational opportunity will take place October 25 – November 9, 2013 in Seoul and Busan, South Korea, alongside the World Council of Churches’ tenth Assembly, themed: “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.” The curriculum of the GETI will focus on the future of ecumenism and the transformation of World Christianity in the 21st century.[1]


In the United States, seven clusters of theological institutions are offering a course during the Fall term of the academic year 2013-2014 which will include attending the GETI in South Korea. Space is very limited, as each cluster can only accept three or four students. Through the seven clusters, a total of 25 advanced students of theology will be selected to represent North America at the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute. Each of these 25 spots is fully funded (up to $3,000) through the generosity of the Luce Foundation.


Using the attached application, interested applicants may apply to the cluster through which they would be able to take the course.


Boston Theological Institute

Attn: Rodney Petersen

210 Herrick Road

Newton, MA 02459

Brite Divinity School

Attn: Namsoon Kang

2855 S. University Drive Fort Worth, TX 76129

Hartford Theological Seminary

Attn: Heidi Hadsell

77 Sherman Street Hartford, CT 06105

Interdenominational Theological Center

Attn: Marsha Snulligan Haney

700 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Atlanta, GA 30314

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Attn: Cliff Kirkpatrick

1044 Alta Vista Rd.

Louisville, KY 40205

McCormick Theological Seminary

Attn: David Esterline

5460 S. University Ave. Chicago, IL 60615

Pacific School of Religion

Attn: Benny Liew

1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709-1323



Download the application here.

Applications must be received by March 8, 2013.


All questions and concerns should be directed to:

Madison Munoz, GETI North American Program Facilitator

(800) 264-1839, extension 865

[1] More general information about the GETI, including the project outline and criteria for participation, is available at Please note that applicants from North America must apply using the procedures and application included in this document, and not directly to the WCC.