Intended as an supplementary tool for GETI ’17 (Global Ecumenical Theological Institute), held in conjunction with the German Protestant Kirchentag in 2017, this compendium, is not only a useful book for understanding mission and its importance for today's world, but also helps the reader understand ecumenism and what working from an ecumenical perspective on these issues can mean.In his foreword, Fr Heikki Huttunen, the general secretary of the Conference of European Churches, underlines the importance of youth and students for the ecumenical movement:Students constitute an indispensable part of the community of our churches. Young people are not just the future of our churches; they are the present! They are needed as active members of our congregations here and now, and the particular contribution of students should always nurture the spiritual and intellectual growth of our church life. Therefore, their education and training are vital both for the life of the church, as well as the nourishment of ecumenical openness and interreligious encounter. In this regard, GETI ’17 is a unique training that offers the younger generation of theologians skills and capacities for ecumenical and intercultural dialogue (vii).The same aspect is highlighted by the editors, who insist on the message of
The Ecumenical Review – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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