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  • International Seminars

    We are committed to inter-religious dialogue, we network and educate people. We reflect international educational approaches and develop them further.

Training and Development

In 2020, we will again offer numerous further education and training programs. They take place in all three regions of the VEM and in English or German.  
All our educational programmes follow UEM's principles for "Global Learning in Ecumenical Perspective (GLEP)": they are carried out in internationally composed groups and with internationally composed education coordinators.
A few of our programmes are only open to groups that are already established, such as volunteers in preparation for their departure. This is noted in the individual programs. All other programs are open to all interested parties.
Are you interested? Please feel free to contact us by approaching the contact person mentioned in the program.

April

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Seminar for former UEM coworkers: 3 - 5 April

    Information to former Coworkers on current developments in UEM.

    Venue: Germany, Wuppertal

    Contact person: Volker Martin Dally

     

  • DONE IN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION! Arrival Seminar of South-North Volunteers: 20 - 24 April

    Orientation and information of the South-North Volunteers (Programme 2020/21) for the year in Germany

    Venue: Bremen, Germany

    Contact person: Dr. Andar Parlindungan

     

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Capacity Building to partnership officers of the member churches: 20 - 24 April

    To introduce new form of partnership and promote South-South partnership spirit.

    Venue: Goma, Democratic Republik Congo

    Contact person: Dr. John-Wesley Kabango

    Target group: all partnership officers from member churches

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! International Short Termin Service Church Music: 20 April - 29 May

    Participatory programs of international Church Music for congregations

    Venues: Herford, Witten, Bochum, Wuppertal / Germany

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: congregations and institutions

     

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Seminar for returnees from Personnel Exchange Services: 24 - 26 April

    Evaluation and transcultural orientation

    Venue: Neuendettelsau, Germany

    Contact person: Timo Pauler

     

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Walk a Mile: 25 April

    To celebrate Easter jointly and contextually in the community highlighting the local cultural heritage of the community where the church is, promoting the service of UEM and doing united action fundraising at the grassroots’ level.

    Venue: Pemantangsiantar, Asia

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: Member Churches in North Sumatera and all interested

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! UEM Coworkers Conference: 25 - 30 April

    Exchange and evaluation of experiences among international coworkers in the Asian Region.

    Venue: Yogyakarta, Asia

    Contact person: Timo Pauler

    Target group: UEM exchange coworkers

May

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Workshop of Asia Treasurers: 3 - 7 May

    To have intense exchange on the different areas of work finance in relation to the UEM membership, i.e. Transparency, Credibility, Project Support by UEM and UEM Income.

    Venue: Jakarta, Asia

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: General Secretary and Treasurers of UEM Member Churches in Asia

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Country seminar on DR Kongo: 15 -16 May 2020

    Where are we closer than in a partnership? That is why there is a partnership network with over 100 partnerships between German, African and Asian parishes and church districts.Through mutual support, regular contacts and visits, many of these partnerships have built up close relations between countries and continents, in some cases over 30 years. In personal encounters people learn what it means to speak of the church as a worldwide community.Partnerships enrich through new perspectives. In the seminars current topics from church, society, politics and economy are taken up and analyzed against the background of the respective partnership. The political lobbying and advocacy work of the churches and partnership groups is supported and promoted. Thus, the seminars also become an exchange forum for all interested parties. The current topics can be found in the announcements of the individual seminars.

    Target group: committed people from churches and institutions with partnership relations, interested people

    Date: 15.05.-16.05.2020

    Led by:

    Frauke Bürgers, officer for partnerships, UEM

    Kristina Neubauer, officer for partnerships, UEM

    Further resource persons from GMÖ, EKiR and MÖWe, EKvW

    Costs: 85 € (double room)

    95 € (single room)

    Location: Auf dem Heiligen Berg | Tagungshaus, Wuppertal

    Contact: Elke Patalla (UEM): patalla-e[at]vemission.org

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Country seminar on Indonesia: 16 May 2020

    Where are we closer than in a partnership? That is why there is a partnership network with over 100 partnerships between German, African and Asian parishes and church districts.Through mutual support, regular contacts and visits, many of these partnerships have built up close relations between countries and continents, in some cases over 30 years. In personal encounters people learn what it means to speak of the church as a worldwide community.Partnerships enrich through new perspectives. In the seminars current topics from church, society, politics and economy are taken up and analyzed against the background of the respective partnership. The political lobbying and advocacy work of the churches and partnership groups is supported and promoted. Thus, the seminars also become an exchange forum for all interested parties. The current topics can be found in the announcements of the individual seminars.

    Target group: committed people from churches and institutions with partnership relations, interested people

    Date: 16 May 2020

    Led by:

    Frauke Bürgers, officer for partnerships, UEM

    Kristina Neubauer, officer for partnerships, UEM

    Further resource persons from GMÖ, EKiR and MÖWe, EKvW

    Costs: 85 € (double room)

    95 € (single room)

    Location: Auf dem Heiligen Berg | Tagungshaus, Wuppertal

    Contact: patalla-e[at]vemission.org

  • Training to chaplains working in schools, colleges, hospitals and prisons: 22 - 26 May

    To increase knowledge and skills on christian education.

    Venue: Shyogwe, Rwanda

    Contact person: Dr. John Wesley Kabango

    Target group: School and college chaplains 

     

June

  • UEM Exchange Week for Church Leaders: 2 - 5 June

    To strenghten UEM ownership in African churches and promote UEM United Action.

    Venue: In all churches 

    Contact person: Dr. John Wesley Kabango

    Target group: all interested

  • UEM Sunday Celebration: 7 June

    To strengthen UEM ownership in Asia and make the impact of UEM work being felt at the congregational or grassroots level using the common liturgy from GBKP.

    Venue: UEM-Asian member churches

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: UEM Member Churches in Asia

     

  • THE CURRENT DATE IS CANCELLED! Training for pastors on interreligious diapraxis: 7 - 20 June

    THE SEMINARY FOR PASTORS IS PRESENTLY PLANNED AS A DIGITAL PROGRAMME.
    For more information please contact the respective responsible contact person.

    Learning and competence building on interreligous praxis

    Venue: Daressalaam/Bagamoyo/Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Contact persons: Angelika Veddeler, Dr. John Wesley Kabango

    Target group: pastors

     

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Singing in the light of God: 13 June

    New date: 12 June 2021

    International format of sing-along in congregations and church districts. After the sing-along an international service is celebrated. 

    Venue: Siegen, Germany

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

  • Post Disaster Management Training: 23 - 27 June

    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.

    Venue: Mentawai, Indonesia

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: responsible persons for diaconia of UEM member churches in Asia

  • UEM Coworkers Conference: 29 June - 2 July (postponed), new date online: 14 – 15 September 2020, physically postponed to summer 2021

    The planned date must be postponed due to Corona. New date online: 14 – 15 September 2020.
    Physically postponed to summer 2021.

    Exchange and evaluation of experiences among international coworkers in the German Region.

    Venue: Hattingen, Germany

    Contact person: Timo Pauler

    Target group: UEM exchange coworkers

July

  • Preparation Seminar for Volunteers: 6 - 15 July (Cancelled due to Corona)

    Information and orientation for future volunteers.

    Venue: Wuppertal, Germany

    Contact person: Dr. Andar Parlindungan

    Target group: Volunteers

  • Vicars training EKiR, EKvW, LLK, ERK: 13 – 17 July

    Vicars professional educationon Mission and Ecumenism.

    Venue: online

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: Vicars

     

    Vicar Ecumenical Week

    Everyday life is increasingly determined by the fact that people of different origins and character, of different denominations or religious affiliations live together in a dense area. For the church this results in unusual challenges and new tasks.
    During the ecumenical week, vicars are introduced to the wide range of issues arising from this. The following topics are an integral part of the vicar courses: transcultural communication, impulses of the ecumenical movement, mission and colonialism, ecumenical spirituality, international church partnerships, theology of religions, Christian-Muslim dialogue, inner Protestant and Protestant-Catholic ecumenism, training in ecumenical information.

    Target group:
    Vicars in the framework of the training

    Led by:
    Lusungu Mbilinyi, UEM, Frauke Bürgers, UEM
    Carolin Reichart, Seminar for Pastoral Education and Training, Wuppertal   

    Location:
    Seminar for Pastoral Education and Training, ThZW, Wuppertal (www.thzw.de)

     

  • Partnership Seminar: 13 - 17 July

    To strengthen capacity of partnership officers in UEM members in Asia region based on the implementation of “enjoy partnership” and implementing partnership topic oriented programs focusing on disaster management, combatting extremism, human trafficking, economic empowerment and self-reliance. 

    Venue: HKBP Pearaja, Indonesia

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: Partnership officers

August

  • Partnership Consultation HKBP: 16 - 20 August POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA. New date: 15 - 19 August 2021

    ATTENTION! POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA. New date: 15 - 19 August 2021

     

    Salt of the earth, light of the world - Responsible living in a globalized society
    - CVJM-Conference House Elsenburg, Kaub am Rhein

    "You are the salt of the earth, you are the light of the world!" Jesus promises these words to his followers and dares them to live in the world as a spice and luminous power: to give taste to life and whet the appetite for the Kingdom of God - to light a light against darkness and to be a beacon for people without hope. Christians, churches and congregations do not flee the world, but live on God's beautiful earth. In the midst of society they speak and act for life and truth, for peace and justice, for the protection of human rights and the integrity of creation.

    You are the salt of the earth, you are the light of the world! What does this mean for Christians? How do churches in North Sumatra, the Rhineland, Tanzania and Westphalia live and how do they try to live up to the encouragement and claim of Jesus? How can the global network of ecumenical partnerships in the VEM strengthen the churches in Asia, Africa and Europe to be salt and light for the people, for the world, in their place? The Partnership Consultation 2020 invites you to these important questions and interesting encounters, to listen and talk together and to sing, pray and act together.

    Ecumenical Church Partnerships between Indonesia and Germany
    In the worldwide church fellowship of the VEM, eleven church districts and institutions of the Toba Batak Church in Indonesia, eight church districts and institutions of the Protestant Churches of Rhineland and Westphalia in Germany and one church district of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania maintain long-standing ecumenical partnerships. These relationships of communication, encounter and cooperation are accompanied by the BCPCP partnership secretariat in Tarutung and the VEM regional offices in Pematangsiantar, Dar es Salaam and Wuppertal. Every five years the partnerships meet for consultation, evaluation and further development of the global network.
    Partnership consultation 2020 in Kaub am Rhein
    After the partnership meeting in 2015 in Ambarita on the island of Samosir in Lake Toba, the consultation in 2020 will take place in the YMCA meeting house Elsenburg in the city of Kaub.
     
    The Programme of the Partnership Consultation
    The consultation will be opened by a service on Sunday afternoon, August 16th, and concluded by a communion service on Thursday afternoon, August 20th. The program days begin with a morning prayer and Bible study in small groups, followed by presentations and discussions on partnership issues or the conference theme. In the afternoon the discussions will continue, but will also be combined with music and singing, movement and encounter. In the afternoon, a boat trip through the romantic Rhine Valley is offered. After the evening program, night prayer and prayer for blessings will conclude the day.

    Information about participation
    The church districts or institutions of the above-mentioned churches send two delegates (preferably male and female) per partnership for consultation. Individual guests from the participating churches and the UEM will be invited as speakers. If sufficient conference places or guest rooms are available, other interested parties are welcome to register until the registration deadline of 15.03.2020. For delegates and guests, the costs of the conference are covered by a grant from the German partner churches and the UEM if they travel to the conference on their own; the other participants are requested to pay the conference costs of approx. 150 euros per person.

    According to the recommendation of the Partnership Consultation 2015, the conference language is English. The participating churches are asked to take this into account when selecting delegates and - if necessary - to offer a language course to interested parties.


    If you have any questions, please contact Ms Kristina Neubauer, UEM's partnership officer (Tel.: +49 (0)202 89004164; Mail: partnerships[at]vemission.org)

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! International youth program "You are the salt of the earth - Together against Extremism and Violence: 17 – 31 August

    POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! New date planned for 2021

    Training on how to deal with extremism. 
    Preparation of the UEM General Assembly 2021

    Venue: Essen, Germany

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: Young adults

     

     

  • International MA Diaconic Management: 24 August - 18 September

    Academic studies for Diaconic Management, Exams and Graduation.

    Venue: online

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: admitted students

  • Thematic conference, Region Germany "You are the salt of the earth - Together against Extremism and Violence": 28 - 29 August

    Orientation on how to deal with extremism, preparation of the UEM General Assembly 2021.

    Venue: online

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: Members of governing bodies Region Germany

  • CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA! International encounter trip to West Papua: 30 August - 14 September 2020

    Due to Corona the encounter trip is cancelled!

    Global learning at local level
    UEM has long been associated with the church in West Papua/Indonesia. This connection lives from the meeting and the regular exchange on common topics. This connection is to be experienced during the international encounter journey. The special thing about this study trip is that not only people from West Papua and Germany will meet, but also people from UEM member churches from Asia and Africa will take part. Together we will visit West Papua and reflect our impressions together. The theme will be Global Learning and its impact on the local level.
    We live in a time of rapid transformation. Society, politics and economic systems are changing dramatically and they are becoming more international. The rapid succession of social changes and the manifold processes of internationalization have an impact on the way people see themselves and challenge them to actively participate in shaping their own lives. The international concept of "lifelong learning" takes up this challenge.
    Education in its various forms has always been a core concern of the Church in West Papua. Thus the concept of "lifelong learning" is implemented in a variety of programs. This is especially true in areas where the state's educational mandate is totally or partially failing. The Church often fills the gap also in the area of basic education. Education is necessary so that people can participate in society and political life. It is particularly about participation in society, attaining independence, education for democracy and development.
    What this means for the local level will be worked out through joint visits to church projects and institutions and during seminar days. The exchange of ideas is at the centre of our work.
    You are expected to be willing to get involved with an international group, to be open to new experiences and to familiarize yourself with the topic here in Germany. A preliminary meeting will help you to do this.

    A good knowledge of English is a precondition!
    Costs: 1000,00 € The trip is subsidized by the Kulturmittelfond and by UEM.
    Accommodation: in guest houses of the church, mostly in double rooms.
    Led by: Frauke Bürgers, Petrus Sugito, both responsible for the partnership of the UEM
    Further information and registration: please contact Frauke Bürgers, UEM partnership representative:
    buergers-f[at]vemission.org, Tel: 0202/89004-188

     

September

  • Seminar for Returning Volunteers: 14 - 18 September (already conducted online in May)

    Evaluation and transcultural orientation.

    Venue: done online in May

    Contact person: Dr. Andar Parlindungan

    Target group: UEM Volunteers

  • CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA! Mid-Term Seminar of South-North Volunteers Programme 2020/21: 14 - 18 September

    CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA!

    Exchange of experiences and insights among current Volunteers.

    Venue: Wuppertal, Germany

    Contact person: Dr. Andar Parlindungan

    Target group: South-North Volunteers 2020/21

  • International UEM Workshop on Intercultural Church: 14 - 21 September

    Exchange of experiences and steps forward to achieving an intercultural church.

    Venue: online

    Contact person: Dr. Claudia Währisch-Oblau

    Target group: invited guests, experts in the theme

  • CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA! Peace making ministry in the Philippines: 14 - 24 September

    CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA!

    To provide an on-site experience and in-depth reflection among selected pastors, women and youth on the UCCP ministry of being a church in the community in the midst of challenging times.

    Venue: Philippines

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: Women and youth

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Rectors' Meeting: 15 - 20 September

    POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Will take place in 2021

    Networking and exchange of experience. Strengthening theological ecucation in member churches.

    Venue: Surabaya, Indonesia

    Contact persons: Dr. John Wesley Kabango, Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Dr. Andar Parlindungan

    Target group: Rectors/Deans

  • Partnership conference "Together on the road": 26 September (online)

    Will take place online!

    Every partnership is different, but there are also issues in partnership work that concern everyone: communication, finance, theology, etc. They should not only be discussed in country-specific seminars, but should be discussed together in order to enable a broader exchange of experiences and to make them clear: We are on the way together.
    The Coordinating Committee Partnership Africa/Asia of the German Region is responsible for the conference. At this year's conference, the committee would like to discuss current issues with the partnerships and agree on steps for further development. Current impulses from the member churches and the partnership groups will be taken up.  

    Target group: committed people from churches and institutions with partnership relations, interested parties

    Led by:
    Frauke Bürgers, UEM
    Members of the Coordination Committee Africa/Asia partnership

    Costs: 30 €
    Discount for young adults possible

    Location:
    On the Holy Mountain | Conference House, Wuppertal

    Contact: Elke Patalla, UEM

October

  • Follow up and support women and youth, commercial producers groups on entrepreneurship skills (Agriculture, bee keeping and poultry): 3 - 7 October

    To strengthen self reliance to women groups.

    Venue: Rwanda

    Contact person: Dr. John Wesley Kabango

    Target group: Interested groups

  • International Barcamp Social media #digitalekirche: 10 – 24 October (postponed) new date: October 2021

    Postponed due to Corona. New date is planned for October 2021

    Orientation and training on the use of social media in churches

    Venue: Sumatra & Java, Indonesia

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: All interested

     

  • International encounter trip to Indonesia for school partnerships: 11 - 24 October 2020 (will take place online in 2020 and 2021). Physical journey in spring 2022

    Will take place in a digital form in 2020 and 2021. The first unit will take place on 21 October from 9 to 12 o'clock. The physical orientation journey will be shifted to spring 2022

    Partnerships between schools in Europe, Asia and Africa are changing. The old understanding of school sponsorship, in which one school receives and the other receives something, has changed: Now both partners work together on an equal footing. The concept of global learning is the focus of the debate: pupils and teachers learn together and from each other.In line with the UN goals for sustainable development, Global Learning is a future field for schools. Raising awareness of ecological sustainability and global interdependencies is a challenge.

    Due to their proximity to the profession, vocational schools in particular have a particularly high potential to put innovative ideas of Global Learning into practice.At some vocational schools in Germany, the topic of sustainable development is already anchored in the curriculum. The aim is to share this knowledge with vocational school teachers from Asia and Africa and to jointly develop further ideas and impulses.During the encounter trip, new ideas on the topic of school partnerships are to be worked out and a concept with recommendations for action for international school partnerships is to be developed.

    The participants will jointly work out what partnership means in the context of international cooperation and how these can be structured on an equal footing.In order to understand and get to know the contexts of the respective participants, they are to become active themselves in workshops and, for example, bring closer the peculiarities of their own school system in order to point out starting points for international cooperation. To this end, possible hurdles and how to overcome them will also be addressed.

    In addition to thematic workshops, meetings with representatives of the church and non-governmental organisations, there will also be time to experience Java.

    Location: Java, Indonesia (2020 and 2021 online)

    Led by: Julian Elf, UEM

    Target group: Teachers, trainee teachers, school pastors and school social workers at vocational schools who are interested in global learning and school partnerships. A good knowledge of English is a prerequisite for participating in the study trip.

  • Preparation course for Exchange Coworkers: 12 - 16 October

    Orientation and introduction to the German context for UEM coworkers.

    Venue: Neuendettelsau, Germany

    Contact person: Timo Pauler

    Target group: UEM exchange coworkers

  • Women and economic empowerment: 12 - 19 October (postponed to October 2021)

    POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Will be permormed in October 2021

    Networking and mutual learning and empowerment for female entrepreneurs.

    Venue: Daressalam, Tanzania

    Contact person: Dr. Andar Parlindungan

    Target group: women

     

  • Study visit on Drug prevention and treatment of drug-addicted people – the church services in Asia: 26 - 30 October (online)

    To increase capacity on how to do more creative awareness campaigns to be more effective; to utilize the potential of the church to carry out rehabilitation; what are the forms of assistance and empowerment so that a user is not tempted to use them again after rehabilitation; to strengthen and expand the network of cooperation and partnerships with other institutions both within the UEM and outside the UEM in order to strengthen the Church's Service in the area on dealing with drug addiction.

    Venue: will be performed online

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: Responsible persons for diaconia and all interested

November

  • Singing in the light of God: 7 November (may be postponed)

    International format of sing-along in congregations and church districts. After the sing-along an international service is celebrated. 

    Venue: Werther, Germany

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

  • International Alumni-Meeting MA Diaconic Management: 8 - 11 November

    Networking and thematic orientation for graduates of the MA Diaconic Management (with DAAD).

    Venue: online

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: Alumni of the MA Diaconic Management

  • Leadership Training for Women: 8 - 16 November (online)

    Networking and learning new skills to deal with violence against women.

    Venue: ­online

    Contact person: Dr. Andar Parlindungang

    Target group: Women

  • Training of Trainers on Women Leadership in close cooperation with officers for interregional womens program: 9 - 16 November

    To develop transformational leadership and increase capacity on effective communication.

    Venue: online

    Contact person: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: Women and youth

  • CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA! Encounter with URCSA for Partnership: 9 - 20 November

    CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA!

    Getting to know each other, contact building and thematic planning for partnerships with URCSA.

    Venue: Johannesburg/Lesotho, South Africa

    Contact person: Volker Martin Dally

    Target group: all interested

  • Training on Ecotheology: 16 November

    Building capacity on promoting ecotheology in church liturgy, teaching and hymnology.

    Venue: Africa

    Contact person: Dr. Jochen Motte, Dr. Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya

    Target group: Pastors, professors of theology, choir trainers, and leaders of different groups

  • Training on Preaching or homiletic: 16 - 20 November

    To help preachers build the capacity on deliver attractive, biblical and prophetic preaching.

    Venue: Medan/Siantar, Indonesia

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: preachers 

  • Non-formal education training for adults: 16 - 21 November

    To help gain knowledge and skills on pastoral counseling, spiritual formation and noble character formation in promoting to prevent people from attempted suicide and pastoral counseling for the victim of the family.

    Venue: Ate Keleng/Sukamakmur, Indonesia

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: Pastors and church workers

     

  • Colloquium II for PhD-students in Adult Education: 23 - 24 November

    Networking and supporting each other in studies.

    Venue: online

    Contact persons: Angelika Veddeler, Dr. Andar Parlindungan

    Target group: On invitation only

  • Celebration of international day for people with different abilities: 28 November

    To raise awareness of the community on the right of people with different abilities and to promote the talents of children and people with different abilities, to improve capacity on education or training methods for people with different abilities and to develop new form of partnership.

    Venue: Yapentra, Indonesien

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: church leaders, church workers, church members

December

  • Celebration of International Day for HIV/AIDS: 1 December

    To raise awareness through promotion and seek the community’s commitment to combat HIV and AIDS.

    Venue: Asia

    Contact persons: Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Petrus Sugito

    Target group: Church leaders, church workers, church members

  • Youth climate action day: 1 - 2 December

    Involve young adults in campaigns against Climate Change.

    Venue: All Regions

    Contact persons: Dr. John Wesley Kabango, Dr. Dyah Krismawati, Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: All young adults interested

  • Network Meeting Young Adults: 11 - 13 December

    Involving young adults in UEM work.

    Venue: Essen, Germany

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: Young adults

  • Aktueller Termin abgesagt! Internationales Pastoralkolleg in Tansania, Sansibar und Bagamoyo: 7. – 20. Juni

    DAS PASTORALKOLLEG WIRD ZURZEIT AUF EIN E-LEARNING-FORMAT UMGESTELLT!
    THE SEMINARY FOR PASTORS IS PRESENTLY PLANNED AS A DIGITAL PROGRAMME.
    For more information please contact the respective responsible contact person. Thank you!

     

    Diapraxis: Christ*innen und Muslim*innen in Zusammenarbeit 07.06.-20.06.2020 in Tansania
    Die Diapraxis kann da eine Ergänzung zum Dialog sein. Man spricht wenig, arbeitet dafür aber enger zusammen. Als Angehöriger einer Religionsgemeinschaft fühlt man sich beispielsweise verantwortlich, für den Umweltschutz, für die Armutsbekämpfung oder für den Frieden einzutreten. Die Diapraxis versucht einen Weg zu finden, unterschiedliche Religionen zusammenzubringen. Dass sie nicht in Konkurrenz zueinander treten, sondern sich gegenseitig ergänzen.

    In diesem Pastoralkolleg werden wir uns zusammen mit Pastor*innen, Imamen und religiösen Leiter*innen aus Tansania, Deutschland, und Indonesien mit diesem Thema beschäftigen. Das Pastoralkolleg wird in Daressalam und Sansibar stattfinden. Besuche zu verschiedenen Diapraxis-Projekten werden Teil des Pastoralkollegs sein.

    Englisch-Sprachkenntnisse werden vorausgesetzt.

    Zielgruppe:

    Pfarrerinnen und Pfarrer, haupt- und ehrenamtlich Mitarbeitende der EKiR, EKvW, ErK und LL

    Leitung:

    Lusungu Mbilinyi, VEM

    Seminarpreis:

    1500 €

    Kontakt:

    Elke Patalla, VEM: patalla-e@vemission.org

    Anmeldung:

    Gemeinsame Pastoralkolleg im Institut für Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildung der EKvW (Pastoralkolleg Nr. 8.1.7), pastoralkolleg@institut-afw.de, www.institut-afw.de

    Ansprechpartnerin: Ellen Sprenger-Kulage, Ellen.Sprenger-Kulage@institut-afw.de, Tel. 02304 755-177

  • POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA! Singing in the light of God: 13 June

    International format of sing-along in congregations and church districts. After the sing-along an international service is celebrated. 

    Venue: Siegen, Germany

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

  • Thematic conference, Region Germany "You are the salt of the earth - Together against Extremism and Violence": 28 - 29 August

    Orientation on how to deal with extremism, preparation of the UEM General Assembly 2021.

    Venue: online

    Contact person: Angelika Veddeler

    Target group: Members of governing bodies Region Germany

  • Intern. Begegnungsreise nach Indonesien, Thema Schulpartnerschaften: 11. – 24. Oktober (findet 2020 und 2021 online statt). Physische Reise Frühling 2022

    Wird online stattfinden. Die erste Einheit findet am 21. Oktober zwischen 9.00 und 12.00 Uhr statt.Die physische Reise ist für Frühling 2022 geplant.

    Partnerschaften zwischen Schulen in Europa, Asien und Afrika verändern sich. Das alte Verständnis von Schulpatenschaften, in dem eine Schule empfängt und die andere etwas erhält, hat sich gewandelt: Nun arbeiten beide Partner gleichberechtigt zusammen. Das Konzept des Globalen Lernens steht im Fokus der Debatte: SchülerInnen und Lehrkräfte lernen gemeinsam und voneinander.

    Im Sinne der UN-Ziele für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung ist Globales Lernen ein Zukunftsfeld für Schulen. Die Sensibilisierung für ökologische Nachhaltigkeit und globale Zusammenhänge ist eine Herausforderung. Aufgrund ihrer Nähe zum Beruf haben besonders berufsbildende Schulen ein besonders hohes Potenzial, innovative Ideen des Globalen Lernens praktisch umzusetzen.

    An einigen berufsbildenden Schulen in Deutschland ist das Thema nachhaltige Entwicklung bereits im Curriculum verankert. Ziel ist, dieses Wissen mit Berufsschullehrkräften aus Asien und Afrika zu teilen sowie gemeinsam weitere Ideen und Impulse zu entwickeln.

    Während der Begegnungsreise sollen neue Ideen zum Thema Schulpartnerschaften herausgearbeitet und ein Konzept mit Handlungsempfehlungen für internationale Schulpartner­schaften entwickelt werden. Die Teilnehmenden werden gemeinsam erarbeiten, was Partnerschaft im Kontext von internationalen Kooperationen bedeutet und wie diese gleichberechtigt gestaltet werden können.

    Um die Kontexte der jeweiligen Teilnehmenden zu verstehen und kennenzulernen, sollen sie selbst in Workshops aktiv werden und beispielsweise die Besonderheiten des eigenen Schulsystems näher bringen, um Anknüpfungspunkte für eine internationale Zusammenarbeit aufzuzeigen. Dazu werden auch mögliche Hürden und deren Überwindung thematisiert.

    Neben thematischen Workshops, Treffen mit Vertreterinnen und Vertretern der Kirche und Nichtregierungsorganisationen wird es auch Zeit geben, Java zu erleben.

    Ort: Java, Indonesien

    Leitung: Julian Elf, VEM

    Zielgruppe: Lehrkräfte, ReferendarInnen, SchulpfarrerInnen und SchulsozialarbeiterInnen an berufsbildenden Schulen, die sich für Globales Lernen und Schulpartnerschaften interessieren. Gute Englischkenntnisse sind Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme an der Studienreise.

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