Graduate Studies in Peacemaking

Graduate study in peacemaking will be available for academic credit at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC), May 17-23, 2011, in Kingston, Jamaica.

Sponsored by the World Council of Churches, the IEPC will offer “Overcoming Violence: An Engagement with the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation” for seminarians and other graduate students.

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.

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.

A syllabus and a registration form for the course are available. Deadline for application is April 1, 2011.

- World Council of Churches release