26. November 2015
"WCC; 26 November 2015
For public theology, “the essential and pressing task of the churches and theological education is to foster love, dialogue, forgiveness, reconciliation” says Prof. Dr Rudolf Von Sinner. He is moderator of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) commission on Ecumenical Theological Education (ETE) and he delivered a keynote presentation at a consultation in São Leopoldo, Brazil, between 19 and 23 November. It was the first part of a twin consultation on Reformation, Education and Transformation. The second gathering is planned for May 2016 in Halle, Germany.
Von Sinner is Professor of Systematic Theology, Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue and Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research at Faculdades EST in São Leopoldo. He reflected on religious fundamentalism and the challenges for Christian education in the world today.
Entitled, “Churches in the public space: towards a public theology focused on citizenship,” the presentation stressed the role of religion in the current global context...." more