The Ecumenical Institute of Bossey:
Since October 1946 thousands of women and men from all over the world and every Christian confession have come to the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey for academic studies, seminars and conferences. Many have testified to life-changing experiences in this “ecumenical laboratory”.
Bossey’s mission is to educate and form ecumenical leaders, both clergy and lay, for service in parishes, classrooms and ecumenical centres around the world. The Ecumenical Institute plays a major role in shaping ecumenical thought through intercultural and interconfessional encounter, through study in residential programmes and through common worship and life in community.
As an ecumenical laboratory Bossey constitutes a free and safe space of mutual encounter and challenge for Christians from all over the world. As an avant-garde of the ecumenical movement Bossey offers an academic platform where some of the most acute and contemporary challenges confronting the churches, often considered taboo topics by the churches themselves or even by society at large, are debated and analyzed in an attempt to find a common response, action and witness, so that the world may believe.
Bossey is a place which strengthens, transforms and enriches identities. Through study and research, through life and encounter, through dialogue with a multicultural and multiconfessional community, people come to better understand and appreciate their own tradition and identity, thereby enriching it with new perspectives. Bossey prepares people to be agents of reconciliation, mutual respect and cooperation among Christians and with all God’s people of good will.
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