CAS Ecumenical Studies 2019

This CAS is for international constituency of theologians, and others, involved in ecumenical dialogue. The community life within a student body provides opportunities for deep insights on themes and challenges faced by changing ecclesial and religious landscape.



8 September 2019 - 31 January 2020
25 ECTS credits
254 Teaching hours
Fall semester









Registration deadline

30 November 2018


  • Study the issues at stake in the ecumenical movement through an interdisciplinary approach linking theory and practice
  • Understand the nature of the ecumenical studies as well as their place in a local, national and international society
  • Strengthen knowledge on ecumenical biblical hermeneutics, ecumenical missiology, ecumenical social ethics and ecumenical theology
  • Understand the past, present and future challenges of the ecumenical debate
  • Become aware of interdisciplinary approach of the ecumenical studies
  • Find constructive solutions linking theory to practice
  • Integrate in an ecumenical reflection


Theologian, pastor and professional of other disciplines with a suitable level of theological literacy


An intensive one-semester of study, research and community life

5 compulsory modules:

  • Core Course on the History of the Ecumenical Movement
  • Workshop on Intercultural Bible Study
  • Workshop on Practical Theology
  • Ecumenical Study Visits
  • Intensive Thematic Seminar

One module chosen out of the following:

Ecumenical Biblical Hermeneutics

  • Ecumenical Missiology
  • Ecumenical Social Ethics
  • Ecumenical Theology


Prof. Ghislain WATERLOT, Faculty of Theology, University of Geneva and Prof. Ioan SAUCA, Ecumenical Institute of Bossey


Dr. Ioan SAUCA, Ecumenical Institute of Bossey

Diploma delivered jointly with

University of Geneva, Ecumenical Institute of Bossey

Admission criteria

University bachelor’s degree certificate in Christian theology, or in a closely related discipline.

Number of participants

Max. 40 participants

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