Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life (GEM School)

The LWF co-organizes an annual training for faith-based organizations on advocacy for women’s human rights, in Geneva. A group of participants in the 2019 event take part in a role-play session on collecting information at community level. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
The LWF co-organizes an annual training for faith-based organizations on advocacy for women’s human rights, in Geneva. A group of participants in the 2019 event take part in a role-play session on collecting information at community level. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay

Details

Applications are now open for the 2020 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life (GEM School). 

Jointly organized by The Lutheran World Federation, Council for World Mission, World Council of Churches and World Communion of Reformed Churches, the school equips participants with skills to strengthen churches’ advocacy for transformation in the global financial and economic sectors.

The 10-day curriculum addresses the following objectives:

  • Identify theological starting points for economic justice (i.e. why and how theology and ethics are deeply related to economic life)
  • Provide a basic understanding of mainstream economic thinking
  • Identify, relativize and contextualize methodologies and normative fundamentals of economics
  • Widen the horizon of economics by introducing ecological, feminist and other pluralistic approaches
  • Develop an interdisciplinary structure for bridging theological dimensions with economics
  • Lay out the political and strategic implications for churches and their advocacy for an Economy of Life in the context of the New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA) and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.

Participants in the training will gain technical skills and language that empower churches to address inequalities in the global financial and economic sectors.

The registration form, and criteria for selection are available here.

Deadline for registration is 9 February 2020.

Open Invitation: Among candidates who meet the nomination criteria, participants will be selected with a view to achieving regional, gender and denominational balance.

Open to All
Begins
12:00 AM GMT+02:00
17 August 2020
Ends
12:00 AM GMT+02:00
28 August 2020

Taipei

Taiwan

Themes

Ecumenical

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