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Foundation Footnotes: Rome Summer Course Applications Now Open

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December 2013 (Vol. LI, Issue #12)

The Centro Pro Unione has recently posted its application for the 2014 Summer Course.  The Centro’s annual summer course is relevant to all students across faith traditions, particularly those in the Ph.D., Th.D. or D.Min. programs.  Students enjoy daily lectures in the heart of Rome and excursions to sites of historical interest.  GTF students in other degree programs may also find this to be an excellent opportunity for them to apply an international summer course as credit toward their degree at the GTF.

The Rev. Fr. James Puglisi

The summer course on “Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements from a Catholic Perspective” is offered annually by the Centro Pro Unione, an ecumenical center of research in Rome under the oversight of the Franciscan Friars of Atonement, and a longstanding affiliated institution of the Graduate Theological Foundation.   Students attending the summer course will enjoy instruction from expert faculty, including The Rev. Fr. James Puglisi, SA, Director of the Centro Pro Unione, Fellow and Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman Professor of Catholic Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation, and Professor of Ecumenical Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum, Rome).

Dates:  June 23-July 11, 2014

Summer Course Theme: “Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements from a Catholic Perspective”

  • Week 1 Theme: “Reformation both Protestant & Catholic: A Close Assessment of Their Reality”
  • Week 2 Theme: “From Division to Dialogue”
  • Week 3 Theme: “Christians & World Faith Traditions”

Location:  Centro Pro Unione, Rome, Italy (centrally located on the historic Piazza Navona)

Course credit: One Unit of Study for each week of study (up to three weeks).  The GTF requires that reflection papers be submitted for each week of study.

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2014

Students are required to apply through the Centro Pro Unione for the summer course in Rome.  The application may be found online.

Please contact the GTF with any questions about applying the summer course toward your degree at the GTF.

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