Applications open for 2024 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM)

by Cheon Young Cheol

As a church leader or a young person, how can you help your church strengthen its voice on global economics? How can you help churches augment and clarify their ethical and theological outlook on global and local financial and economic policies, business practices, and perspectives?

By applying for the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM School) for an Economy of Life programme!

Twenty young people (ages 30 or under), who are current or upcoming church leaders and activists, will be selected to attend the programme that will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 19-30 August 2024. Students can expect to be equipped with the tools and languages to effectively advocate for urgent transformations in the global financial and economic sector.

Jointly initiated by Council for World Mission (CWM), World Council of Churches, World Communion of Reformed Churches, Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and World Methodist Council, the GEM School responds to recommendations formulated for them in the São Paulo Statement: International Financial Transformation for the Economy of Life and in the document An Economy of Life for All Now: An Ecumenical Action Plan for a New International Financial and Economic Architecture.

Participants who meet the criteria will also undergo further selection in view of achieving a balanced regional, gender, and denominational representation.

The application deadline is 1 March 2024. Selected participants will be informed by 31 March 2024.

You may download the curriculum, guidelines, and application forms in the links below:
Application form
Participant guidelines
Programme and curriculum

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