Environment and Ecumene – A January Term D. Min. Class

Environment and Ecumene
A Doctor of Ministry Course at the United Nations, New York City
Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and Columbia Theological Seminary
January 9-20, 2012

Every two years, the Presbyterian United Nations Office and Columbia Theological Seminary partner to hold a Doctor of Ministry Course on a topic of importance for the world and faith communities. This year, we are pleased to announce that this year’s course will examine “Environment and Ecumene.” The course will be held from January 9-20, 2012 at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations in New York. Dr. Mark Douglas will teach the course.

Present and impending environmental crises around the world are growing in prominence and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Increasingly, though, these concerns are also becoming a filter through which we humans will have to examine all other concerns, including those in economic, political, military, familial, and religious spheres.  But how will this filter develop?  What priorities will it reveal?  How might the Christian faith be seen through the filter?  And what resources might Christianity contribute to its development?  Through conversations with each other and members of the UN, NGO, and area faith communities, students will explore these and similar questions, developing theological resources through which to better understand the environment and environmental crises and examining some of the ways that the church and other programs are attempting to address the problems of a changing environment.

Download an application for the 2012 January Term Doctor of Ministry Course. We encourage you to consider joining us for this rich educational experience. Course registration is limited, so please submit your application as soon as possible, and no later than the registration deadline of November 4, 2011. Though Doctor of Ministry students are given priority, other students are also welcome to apply.

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