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The WCC’s Ecumenical Institute at Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland

The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey is the international center for encounter, dialogue and formation of the World Council of Churches. Founded in 1946, the Institute brings together people from diverse churches, cultures and backgrounds for ecumenical learning, academic study and personal exchange.

The Ecumenical Institute’s mission is to educate and form church leaders, both clergy and lay, for service in parishes, classrooms and ecumenical centers around the world.  Through study and research, through life and encounter, through dialogue within a multicultural and multi-confessional community, people come to better understand and appreciate their own tradition and identity, thereby enriching it with new perspectives.

The Institute offers several accredited courses in collaboration with the University of Geneva, such as Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Ecumenical Studies and Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Ecumenical Studies or Interreligious Studies. Courses usually run from mid-September through January (CAS) or June (MAS). 



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