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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.

February

  • Consultation on the impacts of the transformed church seminaries to university and the need of seminaries for the purpose of training pastors and evangelists: 1 February 2021

    Understanding of holistic mission innovative contextualization.

    Venue: Africa

    Target group: Bishops, Pastors and theologians 

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Ernest Kadiva

    Responsible department UEM: Evangelism/Africa (Regional Office)

     

  • Strengthening the prophetic role of the church to resist ideologies of hate and populism a) seminar with church leaders b) working materials: 1 February 2021

    Equip church leaders to respond effectively to misleading ideologies.

    Venue: Botswana

    Target group: UEM Member Churches Africa

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya, Jochen Motte, John-Wesley Kabango, Godwin Ampony

    Responsible department UEM: Advocacy/Africa

  • Certificate course in Trauma Healing for Facilitators. First module of two years training: 1 - 20 February 2021

    Enable church workers to address and accompany individual healing process of traumata withing their working field.

    Venue: online

    Target group: all interested with relevant qualification and working experience of EPR and EAR

    Regions: Africa

    Participation: upon invitation (through EPR Headoffice)

    Person(s) in charge: Godwin Ampony

    Responsible department UEM: Germany (Diaconia)

  • Ecumenical day spiritual accompaniment EKiR: 3 February 2021

    Learning and competence building on ecumenical spiritualty.

    Venue: Germany/Rengsdorf

    Target group:

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Frauke Bürgers/Favor Bancin

    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • Country seminar Indonesia: 5 - 6 February 2021 (online)

    Information and orientation on current developments in Indonesia.

    Venue: online

    Target group:

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Kristina Neubauer

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (Partnerships)

     

     

  • JCM University Cooperation - postponed to 2022

    Interreligious competence building - postponed to 2022

    Venue: online

    Target group: Students

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Lusungo Mbilinyi

    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • 48th International Conference for Dialogue amongst Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: 8 - 14 February 2021

    48th International Conference for Dialogue amongst Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe in Vallendar/online, Germany
    How does the time of isolation change our ideas about religious community?

    The pandemic, regardless of whether one counts it as the most relevant crisis of the time or criticises the measures taken to fight it as exaggerated, is having an impact on our everyday life everywhere. In the last months the isolation has led to a changed sense of time, to new types of social contacts and especially for people of faith, to a rethinking in areas of worship, spiritual welfare and coping with contingency. The pandemic is now testing the fundament of every Abrahamic religion, the community. Times of crisis have always reinforced search for meaning. Will the problem of isolation lead in the long term to a reversal of individualisation and will the sense of community regain a higher status in society?
    How do our faith institutions respond to feelings of loneliness and alienation? Can faith and religiosity in psychological terms relieve the burden at all, and if so, how? Streaming events by religious communities have drawn greater attendance than local inperson worship. But does it touch people as deeply as an in-person real-life services that allows personal encounter and involvement and do these satisfy religious needs or are they just another means against boredom next to Youtube, Netflix and Co.? The 2021 conference will attempt to discover how this crisis challenged and will continue to challenge life and works of our religious communities and how we can sustain ourselves and our dialogue. What will we need to leave behind and what can we learn from and with one another?
    Interreligious discussion groups are the core aspect of the JCM conference which offer a safe space for interaction. In addition, creative groups and presentations on the theme from three faith perspectives allow for further opportunities for meeting and dialogue. Students and scholars are also given a chance to share insights into their studies and research with other participants. Celebrating services together enables the participants to experience the three religions and learn more about them.
    Our target group includes students and their teachers, as well as all those interested in, and actively committed to, dialogue amongst the three religions.

    The languages used during the conference will be German and English. All contents will be translated.

    Please find further information and registration here http://de.jcmconference.org/

     

  • Training on Peace-making ministry trough Dialogue of Abrahamistic religions: Jew, Christian and Muslim: 8 - 15 February 2021

    To increase knowledge and skill to be peace makers, to develop a trilateral youth partnership on combating extremism

    Venue: Malang/online

    Target group: Christian, Muslim, Jew

    Region(s): Indonesia members

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Petrus Sugito

    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Empower women and youth on income generating projects and to fight all forms of injustice: 10 - 14 February 2021

    Self-reliant competence building.

    Venue: Tanzania, Dar es Salaam

    Target group: Youth and women leaders from churches

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Zakaria Mnkai

    Responsible department UEM: Training & Empowerment / Africa (Regional Office)

  • Vicars training EKiR, EKvW, LLK, ERK: 15 - 19 February 2021

    Vicars professional education on Mission and Ecumenism

    Venue: Germany/Wuppertal

    Target group: Vicars

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Frauke Bürgers, Favor Bancin

    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • Develop training on the issue of early pregnancy and care strategies: 21 February 2021

    Capacitated to respond to global challenges in a transformative society .

    Venue: Africa

    Target group: Women pastors

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Zakaria Mnkai

    Responsible department UEM: Germany/Africa (Regional Office)

  • Country seminar Rwanda: 26 - 27 February 2021 (online)

    Information and Orientation on current developments in Rwanda.

    Venue: online

    Target group:

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Frauke Bürgers

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (partnerships)

     

  • Strengthening the prophetic role of the churches to resist ideologies of hate and populism (a) seminar with church leaders, (b) working materials – Botswana: February 2021

    Capacity building for Church's Role Society.

    Venue: Botswana

    Target group: Church leaders, professionals from Diaconia and JPIC

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Jochen Motte, Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya

    Responsible department UEM: Africa (Regional Office)

     

March

  • country seminar Tanzania: 5 - 6 March 2021 (online)

    Information and Orientation on current developments in Tanzania.

    Venue: online

    Target group:

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Frauke Bürgers

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (partnerships)

     

  • Thematic seminars with the church Coronavirus contact people on Counselling skills: 7 March 2021

    Facilitating new encouters and sharing best experiences.

    Venue: Africa

    Target group: Counsellors

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya, Zakaria Mnkai

    Responsible department UEM: Africa (Regional Office)

  • Training of Trainers on pastoral counselling and spiritual formation concerning suicide: 15 - 19 March 2021

    To improve capacity on pastoral counselling and spiritual formation for prevention and restoration of suicide victims, family’s victims and community.

    Venue: online

    Target group: Pastors, counsellors

    Region(s): Asia

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Petrus Sugito

    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Country seminar Southern Africa: 19 - 20 March 2021 (online)

    Information and Orientation on current developments in Southern Africa.

    Venue: online

    Target group:

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Frauke Bürgers

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (partnerships)

    Please find more information here (in German language):

    Den Flyer mit allen Informationen rund um das Seminar finden Sie hier

    Weitere Infos zum Seminar

    Online-Anmeldung zum Seminar

     

     

  • Seminar for former UEM coworkers: 28 March 2021 (online)

    Conference of former coworkers

    Due to the Corona situation, the annual Conference of former UEM Coworkers cannot take place physically as originally planned.
    Instead of the meeting in Wuppertal, however there will be an online meeting on Sunday, 28 March 2021 (Palm Sunday) with information about the work of UEM and the situation in the member churches, and with an online-church service.

    Information: regiondeutschland[at]vemission.org

    Venue: online

    Target group: Former UEM coworkers

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: Upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Volker M. Dally/Angelika Veddeler

    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • 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)

  • International consultation on contextualization on church worship, theology, traditional music, and space for spontaneous or free improvising music and musicians in the church: March 2021

    Innovative and contextualization of church music and liturgies.

    Venue: Africa

    Target group: Church musicians

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Jörg Spitzer

    Responsible department UEM: Evangelism / Africa (Regional Office)

April

  • Easter Celebration and Walk A Mile: 10 April 2021

    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: Pematangsiantar/online

    Target group: Member churches in North Sumatra

    Region(s): Asia

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Petrus Sugito

    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • 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

  • Initiating an online training on counselling the most vulnerable groups, working with women and children departments: 13 March 2021

    Promoting JPIC, capacity building.

    Venue: Africa

    Target group: Diaconia workers

    Region(s): All regions

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya

    Responsible department UEM: Africa (Regional Office)

  • Opening seminar South-North Volunteer Programme: 19 - 23 April 2021

    Orientation and introduction to the German context for South-North volunteer

    Venue: Germany/Bremen

    Target group: South-North volunteers UEM and NM (Norddeutsche Mission)

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Lisa Bergmann

    Responsible department UEM: Training and Empowerment

  • Training for pastors on interreligious diapraxis: April/May 2021

    Learning and competence building on interreligious praxis

    Venue: online

    Target group: religious leaders

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Lusungo Mbilinyi

    Responsible department UEM: Germany

May

  • Preparation course for North-South Coworkers: 6 - 9 May 2021

    Preparation and transcultural orientation

    Venue: Germany/Neuendettelsau

    Target group: North-South Coworkers

    Region(s):  Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Frauke Bürgers

    Responsible department UEM: Finance and Administration (Personnel), Germany

  • International Study Week at EH Darmstadt: Creating Spaces ... Inclusive Societies and Inidivdual (In)Visibility: 17 - 21 May 2021

    Increase knowledge and skills of creating inclusive communities in diversity.

    Venue: Germany/Darmstadt

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

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation after application

    Person(s) in charge: Rhoda Gregorio / Matthias Börner

    Responsible department UEM: Germany (Diaconia)

  • International Partnership Workshop on Flight and Migration, Part III: “So Strangers become Friends” in the Philippines: 18 - 19 May 2021

    International competence building on Church programmes concerning migration.

    Venue: online

    Target group: Participants of Part I and II

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Kristina Neubauer

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (Partnerships)

  • Creating awareness to the community about the potentiality of children with special intellect and develop strategy of identifying and protecting them: 21 May 2021

    Empower members to respond adequately to emergencies and provision of health services efficiently.

    Venue: Africa

    Target group: Diaconia workers

    Region(s): All regions

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Ernest Kadiva, Zakaria Mnkai

    Responsible department UEM: Germany / Africa (Regional Office)

June

  • Seminar for returnees from Personnel Exchange Services: 3 - 6 June 2021

    Evaluation and transcultural orientation

    Venue: Germany/Neuendettelsau

    Target group: UEM coworkers

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Frauke Bürgers

    Responsible department UEM: Finance & Administration (Personnel), Germany

  • 25th Anniversary of UEM Internationalization: 5 - 6 June 2021

    To intensify the presence of UEM in grassroots level and to strengthen the ownership through the following activities: Publication of 2nd Asian song book and Thanksgiving service (choral festival).

    Venue: Pematangsiantar/online

    Target group: all interested

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Petrus Sugito

    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • UEM Sunday Celebration: 6 June 2021

    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 BNKP.

    Venue: online

    Target group: all member churches

    Region(s): Asia

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Petrus Sugito

    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Singing in the light of God: 12 June 2021

    International format of sing-along.

    Venue: Germany/Siegen

    Target group: all intereste

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Jörg Spitzer

    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • International partnership web seminar "Against Discrimination and Exclusion": 15 - 17 June 2021

    To form topic oriented partnership; SWOP Mapping for international partnership among advoacy and educational institutions of UEM member churches in Africa, Asia and Germany.

    Venue: online

    Target group: Representatives of advoacy and educational institutions of UEM member churches

    Region(s): Africa, Asia, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Kristina Neubauer

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (Partnerships)

  • Cooperation with ErK: Program for "Emder Synode": 18 - 23 June 2021

    Reflection on reformed Church Structure.

    Venue: Netherlands

    Target group: KiHo students / church history interested people

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Julian Elf

    Responsible department UEM: Germany

    Please find more information about the programme here

  • Fact Finding: Cooperation of Nursing Schools for Recruiting: 27 June - 3 July 2021

    Bridging the nursing gap in Germany and the competence gap in eldery care.

    Venue: Philippines/Silliman/Brokenshire

    Target group: Representatives from Diaconic Institutions Germany and UCCP

    Region(s): Asia, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Rhoda Gregorio/Matthias Börner

    Responsible department UEM: Germany (Diaconia)

  • IMADM-Cooperation - Expansion of Institutional Structures Workshop: June 2021 (approx. 1 week)

    International MA Diaconic Management (IMADM)

    Establish international shared academic leadership.

    Venue: Germany

    Target group: Corporating Universities of IMADM

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

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

    Responsible department UEM: Germany (Diaconia)

  • UEM-Peace Conference for Youth in Cameroon: June 2021

    Joint action as a process of peace in empowering youth to resist populism, misleading political ideologies leading to conflicts and wars. Cultivating a habit for youth to love and maintain peace and tranquility in churches and in the society.
    Equip youth of UEM Africa to respond effectively to misleading ideologies.

    Venue: Cameroon

    Target group: UEM Member Churches Africa

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya

    Responsible department UEM: Africa (Advocacy)

     

July

  • Facilitating training of JPIC-agents and human right defenders in order to promote dynamic advocacy group on grass root level: 26 July 2021

    Awareness is raised and capacity is built on jpic issues, opportunities for networking exchange and information sharing for identifying advocacy issues and dealing with them are provided.

    Venue: Africa

    Target group: Youth leaders

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Jochen Motte, Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya

    Responsible department UEM: Africa (Africa Regional Office)

  • Facilitate training of JPIC-agents and human rights defenders (Tanzania): July 2021

    Plan B, working online to elaborate a module on different fields of advocacy, identify a JPIC contact person in each church, promote dynamic advocacy groups on grass root level, and share about challenges and opportunities.

    Strengthening and empowering human rights defenders.

    Venue: Tanzania

    Target group: UEM Member Churches Africa

    Region(s): Africa

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya, Ernest Kadiva, Zakaria Mnkai

    Responsible department UEM: Africa (Advocacy)

August

  • Publication and launching "Diaconia Reader" in cooperation with IDM and BfdW: 2 August 2021

    Publication of International English Handbook on Diaconia.

    Venue: Germany/Karlsruhe

    Target group: experts on Diaconia/Universities

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: Participants of WCC Assembly

    Person in charge: Godwin Ampony

    Responsible department UEM: Germany (Diaconia)

  • HKBP Partnership Consultation: 15 - 19 August 2021

    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)

  • Vicars training EKiR, EKvW, LLK, ERK: 30 August - 3 September 2021

    Vicars professional education on Mission and Ecumenism.

    Venue: Germany/Wuppertal

    Target group: Vicars

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Lusungu Mbilinyi/Frauke Bürgers

    Responsible department UEM: Germany

  • New Format "International Training for Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Human Rights Protection": August 2021 (Ten-week online course of 4 hours per week)

    Capacity building.

    Venue: online

    Target group: Activists in peace work

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Lusungu Mbilinyi

    Responsible department UEM: JPIC/Germany

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

    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

September

  • Research, evaluation and publication based on implemented projects on ageing. Presentation at 8th International REDI Conference in Oslo: 1 September 2021

    "The International Society for the Research and Study of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice" (REDI)
    Publication of works done on UEM Ageing.

    Venue: Norway/Oslo

    Target group: Members of REDI

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all members of REDI - upon invitation

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

    Responsible department UEM: Germany (Diaconia)

  • Training of Trainers Youth and Women leadership training: 1 - 9 September 2021

    To develop transformational leadership and to increase capacity on effective communication.

    Venue: Indonesia/Malang

    Target group: Women and youth

    Region(s): All regions

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Petrus Sugito

    Responsible department UEM: Asia

  • Mid-term seminar South-North Volunteer Programme: 13 - 17 September 2021

    Joint reflection and evaluation.

    Venue: Germany/Wuppertal

    Target group: South-North volunteers UEM and NM

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person in charge: Lisa Bergmann

    Responsible department UEM: Training and Empowerment

  • 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)

  • 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

    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

     

     

  • 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

  • Workshop of all Evangelism Contact Persons: 8 days in September 2021

    Evaluation of the work since 2016.

    Venue: not yet determined

    Target group: Evangelism Contact Persons

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Claudia Währisch-Oblau

    Responsible department UEM: Evangelism

  • Online Training on Intercultural Church: September 2021 (ten-week online course of 4 hours per week)

    Enhance the ability of churches in recognizing and analyzing cultural complexities in church and surrounding environment in order to encourage inter/cross cultural dialogue and intercultural opening in churches.

    Venue: online

    Target group: People involved in intercultural work in member churches

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Claudia Währisch-Oblau, Andar Parlindungan, Lusungu Mbilinyi

    Responsible department UEM: Evangelism

     

  • 1st Section of the 5th batch study program “International Diaconic Management (MA)” (IMADM): September/October 2021 - August/September 2023

    Academic capacity building on Diaconic Manangement.

    Venue: Africa/Asia/Europe

    Target group: K5 students

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: upon academic admission and proof of a scholarship - upon invitation

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

    Responsible department UEM: Germany (Diaconia)

October

  • International Barcamp Social Media: 9 - 23 October 2021

    Orientation and training on the use of social media in churches.

    Venue: Asia

    Target group: Activists in social media

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Martina Pauly / Sarah Vecera

    Responsible department UEM: Germany / Gensec (Communication and Fundraising)

  • Pastoral Encounter Seminar on Ecofeminism and Theology: 9 - 23 October 2021

    Competence building on Ecofeminism for pastors.

    Venue: Indonesia

    Target group: Pastors

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Julian Elf

    Responsible department UEM: Germany / Asia

  • 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)

  • Coworkers conference Asia: 21 - 26 October 2021

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

    Venue: Asia

    Target group: UEM exchange coworkers

    Region(s): Asia

    Participation: upon invitation

    Person(s) in charge: Dyah Krismawati, Timo Pauler, Sarah Vecera

    Responsible department UEM: Asia/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

  • 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

  • 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

  • One-day Event "E-Learning" in Partnership groups: October/November 2021

    Competence Building in E-Learning for Partnership groups to improve the partnership work.

    Venue: Germany/Wuppertal

    Target group: Member of partnership groups

    Region(s): Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person in charge: Frauke Bürgers

    Responsible department UEM: Gensec (Partnerships)

November

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • Youth Climate Action Day and further youth activities on climate justice and again discrimination: 4 December 2021

    To support interfaith youth project on overcoming discrimination, to develop sustainable of the project and to promote network on overcoming discrimination.

    Venue: Indonesia/Pematangsiantar

    Target group: Youth

    Region(s): Asia, Africa, Germany

    Participation: all interested

    Person(s) in charge: Irma Riana Simanjuntak, Jean-Bosco Kambale Kahongya

    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

  • 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

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