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The International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE) has announced that its next international consultation for theological educators will convene 15-19 OCTOBER 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. The consultation will focus on a discussion of the implications of the Lausanne Movement’s “Cape Town Commitment” (2010). From the announcement email:
The keynote address for the 2012 ICETE International Consultation for Theological Educators will be delivered by Chris Wright, the principal architect of the Lausanne Movement’s historic 2010 Cape TownCommitment. ICETE’s fifteenth Consultation is taking place 15-19 OCTOBER 2012 in NAIROBI, KENYA. Chris Wright, International Director of Langham Partnership International, will lead participants in exploring the Consultation’s theme: the relevance of the Cape Town Commitment for contemporary theological education. Also addressing participants in plenary session will be two other global evangelical leaders: Doug Birdsall, Executive Chair of the Lausanne Movement (LCWE), speaking on “The Vision of Lausanne for Theological Education”; and Geoff Tunnicliffe, International Director of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), speaking on “Theological Education’s Role in Global Evangelicalism”. ICETE’s triennial consultations are widely popular for offering evangelical theological educators the only occasion of its kind for peer professional interaction at global level. The 2012 Consultation will provide participants with a range of seminars, panel discussions, workshops, and roundtable discussions in areas of common interest additional to the Consultation theme.
The triennial gathering is organised as an in-house family event. Participation is open to delegates from any theological school linked with one of ICETE’s member associations around the world (ATA, ACTEA, AETAL, ABHE, EEAA, E-AAA, CETA, SPAEC), or representatives from any other entity formally associated with ICETE. Guests or observers are accommodated on an invitation basis only. The 2012 Consultation’s composite participation fee is US$750 per individual (covering registration, accommodation, and meals). However, delegates from institutions that are formally linked to one of ICETE’s member associations, or from other ICETE-linked entities, are eligible for a 50% discount on the Consultation fee. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the sponsoring institution or individual. Since space at the Nairobiconsultation will be limited, those interested in attending should begin inquiries at this time, by contacting the ICETE Consultation Directorate for registration instructions. Include indication of the institution or entity being represented and its ICETE connection. Address inquiries to: ICETE2012Nairobi@gmx.net
You can read the whole text of the “Cape Town Commitment” at: www.lausanne.org/ctcommitment
If you are an African seminary leader or librarian, you should take advantage of an offer from ACTEA (Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa). They have compiled the writings of Byang Kato, the important Nigerian evangelical theologian, on a data CD and are making the collection available free of charge to anyone involved in theological education in Africa.
While you are at the ACTEA site, be sure to browse through their many resources, research documents, and helps for African seminaries. We will provide a bit more information about ACTEA (and COHETA, the French version!) in a future post. For now, just click over to the site and request your free CD.