The three-month international study programme of the UEM and the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal (KiHo) ended successfully at the end of July. Nine theology students - two Congolese, three Indonesian and four German - lived on the KiHo campus in Wuppertal, studied together and shared their daily lives with other students. The courses were offered in English.
The theology students attended lectures and seminars at KiHo as a group, visited German, international and Orthodox parishes, as well as a mosque and Hindu congregation, and saw the exhibition of the "Barmer Theological Declaration". They met regularly to reflect together on what they had experienced.
The "International Study Programme" was organized for the second time. It offers especially theology students from the global south the chance to study abroad in Europe for one semester. And German students can make ecumenical learning experiences without a semester abroad. A meaningful programme for young theologians from the countries of the member churches of the UEM to get to know each other and to network.
The international students receive a full scholarship from the UEM, the German students usually receive a partial scholarship. The programme is also financially supported by the umbrella organization of mission agencies, the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany (EMW).
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