Graduate study in peacemaking will be available for academic credit at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC), held May 17-23 in Kingston, Jamaica, and sponsored by the World Council of Churches. A course for seminarians and other graduate students will be offered on “Overcoming Violence: An Engagement with the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation.”
The course is accredited through the United Theological College of the West Indies in association with Boston University School of Theology, the WCC and the Boston Theological Institute. Transcripts of study will be issued for 4 academic credits; participating students are responsible for determining whether the credit is transferable to their own institution, and under what circumstances.
The IEPC will provide a unique opportunity for ecumenical formation as it encourages individuals and churches to renew their commitment to nonviolence, peace and justice.
The objectives of the course are to survey areas of violence which confront the churches, as discussed in plenary sessions and workshops at the IEPC, to develop skills as peacemakers with respect to IEPC themes, and to foster learning in the context of ecumenical formation.
The course dates are May 16-28, 2011, beginning in Kingston a day before the IEPC and ending a few days afterward. The syllabus and a registration form for the course are available below for downloading.
Applications need to be sent by e-mail to Dr. Rodney Petersen of Boston Theological Institute by April 1, 2011.
For more information on the IEPC, please visit the IEPC website.