Sunday 4 August 2013

From Root to Branch - Colloquim on Theological Education

I warmly commend the “From Root to Branch” Colloquium on Theological Education to everyone involved or interested in this vital area of Christian life, both within and beyond the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with leading practitioners from the Anglican Communion, and help strengthen our own capacity to develop well-trained lay and ordained leaders in Southern Africa.

Here are further details:

The Colloquium will be held from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th August 2013, at COTT, in Grahamstown. It takes place within the ‘Year of Theological Education’ which the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is following in 2013.

The programme includes the following keynote speakers:
• Revd Canon Prof Martyn Percy – Principal, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford
Context, Character and Challenges: The Shaping of Ordination Training
• Revd Dr James Walters – Chaplain, London School of Economics
A Theology of the Real: Speaking of God, for God’s sake
• Revd Dr Liz Carmichael – Research Fellow, St John’s College, Oxford
Blessed are the Peacemakers: Seeking the theological roots of peace-building
• Dr Mvume Dandala
Theological Education in Africa

COTT is the only provincial residential college of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
“We are dedicated to the development of future Anglican clergy that can operate effectively in the context of Africa (and beyond) and offer educational and formational courses in a residential setting that focuses activity around the chapel, dining hall and classroom so as to develop ministerial, social and academic skills. The College offers a rich and nurturing environment that challenges students to deepen their faith, relate across diverse backgrounds and cultures, and develop a complex understanding of their vocation.
The multicultural nature of the college fosters values of faithfulness, justice and compassion which in turn enrich our students’ faith journeys”.

For more information, and to register, contact Titus M. Lebese 046 622 3332 (office hours);;