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  • International Seminars & Conferences

    We are committed to interreligious dialogue, we network and educate people. We reflect on international educational approaches and develop them further.

Advanced Training 2021

In 2021, we will again offer numerous training and continuing education programs. They will take place in all three regions of UEM and in English or German.  

All our educational programs follow our principles of "Global Learning in Ecumenical Perspective (GLEP)": They are conducted in internationally composed groups and with internationally composed educational coordinators.

A few of our programs are open only to groups that are already established, such as volunteers preparing to leave the country. This is noted with the individual programs. All other programs are open to anyone interested.

Are you interested? Feel free to contact us and get in touch with the contact person mentioned in the program.

October

  • International Ecumenical Conference on Theology and Human (together with WCC and EKD): 11 - 25 October 2021

    Policy paper for the WCC General Assembly.

    Venue: Germany/Wuppertal

    Target group: Experts

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Jochen Motte, Andar Parlindungan

    Responsible department(s) UEM: JPIC / Training and Empowerment

  • Empower UEM Members for Fundraising Skills: 18 - 22 October 2021

    Building competence in Fundraising.

    Venue: Rwanda

    Target group: Church leaders and treasurers

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Timo Pauler, Ernest Kadiva

    Responsible department(s) UEM: Finance and Administration/Africa (Regional Office)

  • Preparation course for Exchange Coworkers: 18 - 22 October 2021

    Orientation and introduction to the German context for UEM coworkers.

    Venue: Germany/Wuppertal

    Target group: UEM exchange workers

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Lusungu Mbilinyi

    Responsible department(s) UEM: Germany / Finance and Administration (Personnel)

  • Symposium Global Learning: 25 - 28 October 2021

    Academic discourse on Global Learning

    Venue: Germany/Bamberg

    Target group: Students

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Angelika Veddeler, Andar Parlindungan

    Responsible department UEM: Germany, Training and Empowerment

  • Rector's Meeting: October 2021

    Building network and exchange.

    Venue: Indonesia
    Target group: Leaders of academic institutions
    Regions: Asia, Africa, Germany
    Participation: upon invitation
    Person(s) in charge: Andar Parlindungan, Dyah Krismawati
    Responsible department UEM: Training & Empowerment, Asia, Africa

November

  • Training of Trainers on Advocacy work (in the context of the human rights campaign against discrimination, exclusion, violence and extremism.): 15 - 23 November 2021

    To raise awareness and to increase capacity on investigation/fact finding, strategies for networking and lobbying.

    Venue: Indonesia/Jakarta

    Target group: Advocacy Officers

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Irma Riana Simanjuntak, Petrus Sugito, Zakaria Mnkai

    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Study day on Emder Synode "How to build a (reformed) church"?: 6 November 2021 (online)

    Academic perspectives on the value of the "Emder Synode"

    If you were to organize a new church order – how do you think it should work? How would you organize its structures? Its ministries? Its functions?

    These important and pressing questions forced themselves unto the fathers of the so-called Synod of Emden 450 years ago. And: They are still pressing today. Nowadays, it is not about constructing a new church, but rather (re-)organizing the existing one. The Emder Synod is seen as the first big meeting of the reformed branch of Christianity in Germany and took place in the city of Emden at the North Sea. An exiled and persecuted Church came together to discuss major issues of its polity thereby balancing the practical implications of the reformed faith. Some major and still challenging thoughts of the members of the synod were:

    • That no community or parish may claim superiority over another.

    • That not only the ordained ministers or the ‘well-payed experts’ are allowed – and just as much expected – to involve themselves in the active business of the Christian community, but every member of the church shares in the responsibility for the well-being of the church.

    These ideals of the Emder synod still serve as an urgent reminder of the radical implications of the Gospel for the Christian community. The anniversary of this historical event serves as occasion for an international study day around the topic 'How to build a (reformed) church?’

    Organization
    The day is organized in cooperation between the United Evangelical Mission (UEM) and the Kirchliche Hochschule/Protestant University Wuppertal/Bethel and will take place via Zoom. We will listen to short presentations of scholars and church leaders from different parts of the world. They are going to discuss the ecclesiastical questions and ideals of the fathers of Emden for the broader history of the church and Christian communities of the present worldwide. Afterwards, there will be time for discussions in smaller groups in which we can discuss the heard and share own experiences.

    Speakers

    Pdt. Dr Handi Hadiwitanto, Universtias Kristen Duta Wacana and Chairperson of the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI), Indonesia
    Prof. L. J. Modise, University of South Africa and Moderator Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA), South Africa
    PD Dr Margit Ernst-Habib, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

    Programme flyer here

    Online registration here

    Registration deadline: 29 October, 2021

     

  • ICDM, 6th Alumni Meeting: November 2021

    Networking and peer group consultation and further training.

    Venue: Philippines/Manila

    Target group: Alumni of IMADM

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Matthias Börner, Godwin Ampony

    Responsible department UEM: Germany (Diaconia)

December

  • Activities in regards to HIV/AIDS: Celebration of International World-AIDS-Day: 1 December 2021

    To increase awareness and community commitment to combat HIV and AIDS is promoted and maintained to member churches as needed.

    Venue: All Members

    Target group: HIV/AIDS Commission

    Region(s): Asia

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Petrus Sugito

    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Celebration of International Disabled Day: 10 - 11 December 2021

    To create awareness raising of human rights, promote talents of people with different abilities, improve capacity on education or training methods and to develop new forms of partnership in this area.

    Venue: Indonesia / Sidikalang

    Target group: Diaconic Institutions

    Region(s): Indonesian members

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Petrus Sugito

    Responsible department UEM: Asia

Throughout the year 2021

  • Transcultural worship online

    Competence building on new forms of international worship.

    Venue: online
    Target group: Pastors and church musicians
    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Jörg Spitzer
    Responsible department UEM: Germany, Evangelisation

  • International Study Program at EFH Bochum: 29 March - 23 July 2021

    Increase knowledge for health professions in the context of culture and diversity.

    Venue: Germany/Bochum

    Target group: Students of Social Work, Public Health, Nursing or comparable studies

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: Upon academic admission and proof of a scholarship

    Person in charge: Rhoda Gregorio

    Responsible department UEM: Germany (Diaconia)

  • ìnternational network café

    Building up an international Youth Network.

    Venue: online
    Target group: Teachers
    Region(s):
    Participation:
    Person(s) in charge: Julian Elf
    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • E-learning program for the preparation of long-term and short-term North-South departures

    Competence building.

    Venue:
    Target group: Coworkers in exchange programs
    Region(s):
    Participation: upon invitation
    Person(s) in charge: Frauke Bürgers
    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • Diverse Children's Bible

    Diversity in Church education.

    Venue: online
    Target group: working group / all members Germany
    Region(s): Germany
    Participation:
    Person(s) in charge: Sarah Vecera
    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • Joint-action on eco-theology and sustainability in the areas of music, liturgy, theology curricula, youth climate activities: to be announced

    Promoting JPIC, capacity building and promote interfaith action .

    Venue: Africa
    Target group: Youth leaders
    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya, Zakaria Mnkai
    Responsible department UEM: Africa (Regional Office)

  • Joint leadership training for church leaders mainly pastors and administrators on missional, holistic development and church leadership with case study of Kimara parish in Dar es Salaam

    Human resources development and global learning in ecumenical perspective .

    Venue: Africa
    Target group: UEM Church leaders
    Region(s):
    Participation:
    Person(s) in charge: Ernest Kadiva
    Responsible department UEM: Training & Empowerment, Africa (Regional Office)

  • International Teacher Workgroup on digitalization

    Sensitize teachers for global school partnership issues.

    Venue: online
    Target group: Teachers
    Region(s): Germany
    Participation:
    Person(s) in charge: Julian Elf
    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • UEM Capacity Building Programme Training in Project Management (UEM standards and criteria, PME, Resource Mobilisation, etc.): to be announced

    Capacity Building in Project Management.

    Venue: Africa (francophone)
    Target group: Project Officers and related professions
    Region(s): Africa
    Participation: upon invitation
    Person(s) in charge:
    Responsible department UEM: Africa, Finance & Administration

  • UEM Capacity Building Programme Training in Project Management (UEM standards and criteria, PME, Resource Mobilisation, etc.): to be announced

    Capacity Building in Project Management.

    Venue: Africa (anglophone)
    Target group: Project Officers and related professions
    Region(s): Africa
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge:
    Responsible department UEM: Africa, Finance & Administration

  • UEM Capacity Building Programme Training in Project Management (UEM standards and criteria, PME, Resource Mobilisation, etc.): to be announced

    Capacity Building in Project Management.

    Venue: Germany
    Target group: Project Officers and related professions
    Region(s): Africa
    Participation: upon invitation
    Person(s) in charge:
    Responsible department UEM: Africa, Finance & Administration

  • Working Group on Evangelism in a Multi-Religious Setting

    Sharpen concepts of evangelism in multireligious settings.

    Venue: to be determined
    Target group: three invited experts, one per region
    Region(s):
    Participation:
    Person(s) in charge: Claudia Währisch-Oblau
    Responsible department UEM: Evangelism

  • UEM goes to congregation: Training on disaster management post pandemic COVID-19

    To equip member churches in handling post-disaster management in disaster-prone communities/areas; to help building of capacity diaconia department/institution on sustainable diaconia management to member churches as needed..

    Venue: all members
    Target group: all interested
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • UEM goes to congregation: Church Liturgy, music and meaningful worship

    To facilitate the youth engage in meaningful worship and provide space to develop their own forms of worship to member churches as needed.

    Venue: all members
    Target group: Youth and EPC
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • UEM goes to campus/congregation: Gender justice and Overcoming violence

    To increase awareness on gender justice and overcoming violence; to member churches as needed.

    Venue: all members
    Target group: all interested
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Irma Riana Simanjuntak, Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • UEM goes to congregation: promoting topic oriented partnership

    To develop a trilateral partnership program and topic oriented partnerships (disaster management, combatting extremism, human trafficking, economic empowerment/ self-reliance) and partnership between special groups (organic farmer, teachers, disaster managers) to member churches as needed.

    Venue: all members
    Target group: Partnership officers
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: upon invitation
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • UEM goes to Churches, school, and campus: promoting climate spirituality (music /song books, liturgies, theological curricula, youth climate activities)

    To promote climate spirituality (music /song books, liturgies, theological curricula, youth climate activities) to member churches as needed.

    Venue: all members
    Target group: JPIC officers
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Irma Riana Simanjuntak, Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Legal Clinic: Open legal consultation classes about e.g. domestic violence, children protection, agrarian case, etc.

    To assist members which have legal cases and to build network on overcoming legal cases.

    Venue: all members
    Target group: JPIC officers
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Irma Riana Simanjuntak
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Mainstreaming youth entrepreneurship schemes

    To mainstream spirit of entrepreneurship and to train skill on implementing of entrepreneurship..

    Venue: all members
    Target group: Entrepreneurs
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Workshop on issues of trauma healing and deliverance ministry offered to member churches as needed

    To increase capacity on pastoral-counselling on handling trauma healing and deliverance ministry.

    Venue:
    Target group: all interested
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • UEM goes to Churches / campus / pastoral gatherings: Training on contextual evangelism and church ministry by using Social and Virtual Media

    To train on contextual evangelism and church ministry by using Social and Virtual Media.

    Venue:
    Target group: all interested / EPC
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • UEM Goes to Campus and congregations: Focus on UEM theme

    To raise the awareness, enhance interfaith openness and increase interfaith capability to member churches as needed.

    Venue:
    Target group: all interested
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • UEM goes to congregation: Training on preaching online and offline

    To help preachers build the capacity on deliver attractive, biblical and prophetic preaching. To member churches as needed.

    Venue:
    Target group: Pastors, Evangelists, Vicars
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Develop an example of professional partnership on diaconia (people with other abilities)

    To promote and to develop new forms of partnership as an example of professional partnership on diaconia (people with other abilities).

    Venue:
    Target group: Diaconic institutions
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: upon invitation
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • UEM goes to congregation Capacity Building Partnership Officer of the members on communication and PME

    To increase capacity of partnership officer on effective communication and PME.

    Venue:
    Target group: Partnership officers
    Region(s): Asia
    Participation: upon invitation
    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito
    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Leadership training for women on the topic of „story telling“: to be announced

    Strengthening skills and building network of women.

    Venue: South Africa
    Target group: Women in leadership positions
    Region(s):
    Participation:
    Person(s) in charge: Irene Girsang
    Responsible department UEM: Training & Empowerment

  • Seminar on basic principles of development policy: to be announced

    Strengthen understanding of development policy, global injustice, promote ways to act.

    Venue: Germany/Wuppertal
    Target group: North-South and South-North volunteers
    Region(s):
    Participation: upon invitation
    Person(s) in charge: Lisa Bergmann, David Kobernick
    Responsible department UEM: Training & Empowerment

  • Racism

    Awareness on racism and church.

    Venue: Germany/online
    Target group:
    Region(s): Germany
    Participation: all interested
    Person(s) in charge: Sarah Vecera
    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • Due to Corona: Postponed to 2022

  • International Study Program at KiHo Wuppertal: 10 April - 16 July 2021 - postponed to 2022

    Postponed to 2022 due to Corona!

    GLEP in theological studies

    Venue: Germany/KiHo Wuppertal

    Target group: Theological students from all member churches

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: Upon invitation

    Person in charge: Claudia Währisch-Oblau/Andar Parlindungan

    Responsible department UEM: Evangelism/Training and Empowerment

  • Seminar for female entrepreneurs: 20 - 24 September 2021

    To intensify support on women empowerment in the form of new trends on income generating and marketing strategies, and starting business.

    Venue: Tanzania

    Target group: Women entrepreneurs

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Irene Girsang, Petrus Sugito, Zakaria Mnkai

    Responsible department UEM: Training and Empowerment

  • Leadership Training: 27 September - 5 October 2021 - Postponed to February 2022

    Strengthening skills and building network of church leaders.

    Venue: Indonesia/Palangkaraya

    Target group: Church leaders

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Andar Parlindungan, Frauke Bürgers

    Responsible department UEM: Training and Empowerment

  • HKBP Partnership Consultation: 15 - 19 August 2021 - postponed to 2022

    Due to Corona postponed to 2022

    To exchange information and actual developments.

    Venue: Germany/Kaub am Rhein

    Target group: HKBP and their partners

    Region(s): Asia, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Petrus Sugito, Kristina Neubauer, Frauke Bürgers

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (Partnerships)

  • International Autumn School: Transcultural networks under conditions of fragility, crisis and deglobalization: 30 September - 10 October 2021

    Academic cooperation and qualification.

    Venue: Ruhr University Bochum

    Target group: Students

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Angelika Veddeler, Andar Parlindungan

    Responsible department UEM: Germany / Training and Empowerment

  • Mission Lectures (South-South): October 2021

    Promote women's rights and strengthen understanding of other cultures and contexts.

    Venue: Africa

    Target group: Theology students in African Region

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Andar Parlindungan

    Responsible department UEM: Training and Empowerment

  • International Partnership Seminar on the Rights of Indigenous People: 3 - 17 November 2021

    Exchange and networking between representatives of indigenous groups in Africa, Asia and Germany.

    Venue: Botswana

    Target group: Representatives of indigenous groups

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Kristina Neubauer

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (Partnerships)

  • Development of new UEM Partnership Concept / Think Tank Workshop: 18 - 23 September 2021

    Developing new forms of partnerships.

    Venue: Germany/Wuppertal

    Target group: activists of partnership work

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Partnership officers

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (Partnerships)

  • International youth program "You are the salt of the earth - Together against extremism and violence": August 2021 - postponed to 2022

    Due to Corona postponed to 2022

    Training on how to deal with extremism, preparation fo the UEM General Assembly 2021

    Venue: Germany/Essen

    Target group: Young adults

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Julian Elf

    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • Study day on Emder Synode "How to build a (reformed) church"?: 6 November 2021 (online)

    Academic perspectives on the value of the "Emder Synode"

    venue: online

    target group: all interested (mainly students)

    region(s): Africa, Asia, Germany

    participation: all interested

    person(s) in charge: Julian Elf, Lisa Bergmann

    responsible department UEM: Germany

    Online registration here

     

     

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