Orthodoxy and ecumenism in Eastern Europe. A case study – Transylvania!


Sibiu, Romania


580 euro


6 zile


Detalii curs


Delve into the fascinating intersection of Orthodoxy and ecumenism in the captivating setting of Transylvania. This immersive 6-day course offers a comprehensive exploration of the theological, historical, and cultural dimensions of Orthodoxy, contextualized within the broader framework of ecumenical dialogue. Key Topics Covered:

  1. Historical Foundations: Trace the origins and development of Orthodoxy in Transylvania, from its early roots to its flourishing presence in contemporary society.
  2. Theological Perspectives: Examine the core tenets of Orthodox theology, including sacraments, liturgy, and spirituality, and explore their significance within the context of ecumenical dialogue.
  3. Ecumenical Engagement: Engage in constructive dialogue with representatives of other Christian denominations, exploring common ground, theological differences, and pathways to greater unity.
  4. Cultural Heritage: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Transylvanian Orthodoxy through visits to historic monasteries, churches, and museums, where centuries of artistic and spiritual expression come to life.
  5. Contemporary Challenges: Investigate contemporary issues facing Orthodoxy and ecumenism in Transylvania and beyond, including interfaith relations, social justice, and the role of religion in a pluralistic society.
  6. Hands-On Workshops: Participate in practical workshops on iconography, chant, and other aspects of Orthodox liturgical practice, gaining firsthand experience of traditional craftsmanship and spiritual expression.

Learning objectives

  1. Understanding Orthodoxy: Develop a comprehensive understanding of Orthodox theology, history, and spirituality, with a focus on its unique expression in the context of Transylvania.
  2. Exploring Ecumenism: Engage critically with the principles and practices of ecumenical dialogue, identifying opportunities for collaboration and unity among diverse Christian traditions.
  3. Cultural Appreciation: Appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Transylvanian Orthodoxy through immersive experiences, including visits to monasteries, churches, and museums showcasing centuries of artistic and spiritual expression.
  4. Interfaith Dialogue: Foster an open and respectful dialogue with representatives of other religious traditions, exploring common values, theological differences, and avenues for interfaith cooperation.
  5. Practical Skills Development: Gain practical skills in Orthodox liturgical practice, iconography, and chant through hands-on workshops led by experienced practitioners and artisans.
  6. Critical Reflection: Reflect critically on contemporary challenges facing Orthodoxy and ecumenism, including issues of social justice, interfaith relations, and the role of religion in society.

By achieving these learning objectives, participants will emerge from the course with a deeper understanding of Orthodoxy and ecumenism, enhanced cultural appreciation, practical skills in Orthodox tradition, and a renewed commitment to dialogue and collaboration across religious boundaries.

Methodology & assessment

Lectures: Engage participants in interactive lectures providing foundational knowledge on Orthodox theology, Transylvanian religious history, and ecumenical principles.
Site Visits: Facilitate immersive site visits to significant Orthodox monasteries, churches, and cultural landmarks in Transylvania, allowing participants to explore the religious and cultural landscape firsthand.
Organize structured interfaith dialogues with representatives of other religious traditions, promoting mutual understanding, respectful engagement, and collaboration on shared social concerns.
Group Discussions: Foster group discussions and peer interactions to encourage critical reflection, exchange of ideas, and exploration of diverse perspectives on Orthodoxy, ecumenism, and cultural heritage.
Reflective Journals: Encourage participants to maintain reflective journals throughout the course, documenting their experiences, insights, and personal reflections on the topics covered and the sites visited.
Participation and Engagement: Assess participants’ active participation and engagement in lectures, seminars, site visits, evaluating their contributions to class dialogue and their willingness to engage with diverse perspectives.
Interfaith Dialogue: Assess participants’ ability to engage in constructive interfaith dialogue, evaluating their communication skills, empathy, and capacity to navigate theological differences and promote mutual respect and understanding.
Peer Evaluation: Incorporate peer evaluation components, where participants provide feedback and assessment of their peers’ contributions, fostering a collaborative learning environment and encouraging accountability and self-reflection.
Upcoming sessions
22.04.2024 > 27.04.2024 – Confirmed

19.08.2024 > 24.08.2024 – Confirmed
18.10.2024 > 23.10.2024 – Confirmed

14.03.2025 > 19.03.2025 – Confirmed

Informații curs

Organizator: Kontera Design SRL
Locație curs: Sibiu, Romania
Preț: 580 euro
Număr participanți: 8
Limbă: Română, Engleză, Franceză
Tematică: Religie, Istorie, Ortodoxie, Egumenism
Public țintă: Profesori și manageri școlari, nivel preșcolar, primar, gimnazial și liceal, Orice alte persoane interesate de curs
Certificare: Da

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