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Christian Conference of Asia begins annual ecumenical leadership training for youth

Participants of the annual ecumenical leadership development training program organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) held in Thailand from September 19 to October 14, 2022. (Photo supplied)

The Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI), the annual ecumenical leadership development training program of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), is being held from September 19 to October 14. 

The theme of AEI–2022 is "God of Hope, Sustain Your Creation in Harmony."
Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AEI in 2020 and 2021 were organized online. However, this year’s AEI is to be conducted as a residential training course at the CCA headquarters in Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Twenty-four students selected from different Asian countries are attending it.
Initiated in 2016, the AEI has been a unique platform providing opportunities for prospective church and ecumenical leaders from across Asia to develop new insights and perspectives on wider ecumenism and the role and relevance of the ecumenical movement.
The training course has been facilitated and guided by internationally acclaimed teaching faculty from diverse disciplines.
The month-long AEI-2022 training course aims at ecumenical leadership development as well as an opportunity to learn in-depth about the God of hope, who sustains the whole creation and gives them enthusiasm and courage, and who drives them to continue CCA’s committed action aimed at transforming lives in such a manner as to live in harmony with God’s creation.
The faculty of AEI–2022 includes internationally reputed ecumenists, theologians, academicians, and social activists from different ecclesial traditions who have worked in the global ecumenical movement. 

Founded in 1957, CCA was the first regional ecumenical organization founded in the world. It finds a new way to pursue the mission and the unity of the Church in Asia. It is affiliated with the World Council of Churches.

In 2017, CCA celebrated its diamond jubilee of existence. - CCA


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