Chiang Mai, Thailand: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI), a month-long ecumenical training programme organised annually by the CCA, which focuses on the ecumenical formation and leadership development of prospective Asian youth leaders.
The AEI–2023 will be held in conjunction with the 15th CCA General Assembly in Kottayam, India, from 27 September to 4 October 2023. The intensive month-long ecumenical formation training programme of the CCA will give opportunities for the AEI–2023 participants to attend the 15th CCA General Assembly and other related events such as the Youth Pre-Assembly.
The AEI–2023 will be held from 7 September to 5 October 2023, with two components, online and in-person. The online component of the AEI will be held from 7 to 15 September 2023. Classes will be conducted via online mode on Zoom, on weekdays for three hours each day. The in-person component of the AEI will be held from 21 September to 4 October 2023 (arrivals on 20 September and departures on 5 October). The students will be allowed to participate in the CCA General Assembly from 28 September to 3 October. The valedictory session of the AEI–2023 will be on 4 October 2023.
The theme of the AEI–2023 is “Young Asian Ecumenists for Renewal and Restoration of God’s Creation”. A team of prominent resource persons with expertise at the international level will lead the AEI–2023.
Admissions to AEI–2023 will be limited to 20 students between the ages of 25 and 35 who have an official letter of recommendation or endorsement from the CCA’s member church/council or ecumenical organisation/institution. Selections will be made on the basis of competence, prior ecumenical and ecclesial experience, gender and confessional balances, national and sub-regional representation, and the ability to communicate effectively in English.
All applications will be accepted online via Google Form: https://forms.gle/c4VV4oru6Jtr5Ae27
The deadline for receiving applications for AEI–2023 is 13 June 2023.
For additional details, please go through the information in the documents below: