As the year winds down, don’t forget to start planning ahead for your education as a GTF student next year! One of the exciting opportunities available to GTF students is to study for one, two or three weeks in Rome, Italy, at the ecumenical research and action center, Centro Pro Unione. The Centro and the GTF have a long-standing formal relationship which allows students to complete the Centro’s annual Rome Summer Course and earn credits toward their GTF degree. Applications are now open for summer 2016. Students of all faiths, and secular students, are welcome to apply!
Learn more about this unique program by watching a recently produced documentary on the Centro’s summer course.
Dates: June 27-July 15, 2016 (Students may attend one, two or all three weeks of the course.)
Schedule: Morning lectures and afternoon excursions to sites of historical importance
Location: Centro Pro Unione (in the heart of Rome by the Piazza Navona)
Overall theme: “Ecumenical & Interreligious Movements from a Catholic Perspective”
Weekly themes: (Week 1)“Reformation both Protestant & Catholic: A Close Assessment of Their Reality”; (Week 2) “From Division to Dialogue”; (Week 3) “Christians & World Faith Traditions”
Director: The director of the Centro Pro Unione is The Rev. Fr. James Puglisi, SA, who is also Fellow and Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman Professor of Catholic Theology at the GTF, and also Professor of Ecumenical Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum, Rome).
APPLY NOW by visiting the website of the Centro Pro Unione and submitting the electronic application form. GTF students must apply directly through the Centro Pro Unione. The application deadline is March 31.