Asia forum seeks to end stereotypes in theological training

By staff writers
13 Jul 2011

Representatives of diverse regional and national Christian associations in Asia have called for solidarity in theological education “transcending stereotyped views of each other as ‘ecumenicals’, ‘evangelicals’ or ‘charismatics’” in a Christian context.

The plea comes in a communiqué issued following the June 2011 meeting of the Asian Forum on Theological Education (AFTE).

Theological educators throughout Asia are being asked to engage in closer dialogue, networking, the sharing of resources and cooperation in the training of church leaders.

The forum took place at Trinity College, Singapore on the weekend of Pentecost 2011. Among the co-sponsors of the event were the World Council of Churches, the Foundation of Theological Education in South East Asia and the German mission agency Evangelisches Missionswerk (EMW).

Trinity College and the Christian Conference of Asia were also thanked for their support, as were with the participating associations and networks active in Asian theological education.

* The full text of the communiqué is as follows: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/wcc-programmes/education...

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