Introducing Theologians Without Borders

At the ICETE Consultation in Panama (2018) a new global initiative was launched called Theologians Without Borders.

As we all know, there is a resource imbalance in global theological education (TE). The West has material resources and many more PhDs. But it is the Majority World (MW) church that is growing in leaps and bounds. Many Western (W) scholar-teachers want to help and are willing to visit to teach in the MW.

When these visits work well, they are amazingly productive for both the visitor and the students, helping grow more strategic leaders right where they are needed most. And your institution benefits too; by growing the global exposure of your faculty team you enrich them and help meet accreditation standards. But all too often these teaching visits—using W-style courses without culturally relevant approaches and applications—only reinforce the problem.

Theologians Without Borders will foster more culturally-sensitive cooperation and better mutual partnerships.  The ECTE is happy to encourage this initiative.

Please read more in the attached letter from Dr Ian Payne. Also, consider in the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TWB02

 

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