The shape of world Christianity has been transformed through globalisation. Therefore, it is more important than ever to analyse the trans- and intercultural character of theology, encounter the cultural variety of Christianity, and reflect upon the interaction between Christianity and other religions. The "Intercultural Theology" M.A. programme seeks to address these objectives by a new approach to studying theology in this thrilling time of global change.
The "Intercultural Theology" M.A. is a programme of Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, one of Germany's leading research universities, the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology (Fachhochschule): www.fh-hermannsburg.de/. Intercultural experience is a key goal of this programme, and therefore students are invited to spend one semester abroad at one of the cooperating theological institutions all over the world. The global focus, emphasis on intercultural experience, and the combination of theology and practice, makes this programme unique in Europe.
The M.A. programme "Intercultural Theology" aims at equipping graduates to foster intercultural, interreligious and interdenominational communication and cooperation. The knowledge, competence, and experience students achieve during the programme will qualify them for a broad range of occupations. Namely, the programme prepares its students for careers in institutions of mission and ecumenism, development organisations, non-governmental organisations, media, and academia.
If you want to apply for a doctoral work (thesis research) in theology at the Georg-August Universität Göttingen, please see the requirements of admission, especially § 3 in the admission regulations for the doctoral programme.
The Intercultural Theology team strongly opposes the war.
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the people suffering because of this military attack of the Russian government that has no reason and no excuse.
We stand with our graduates, their friends and relatives who are there in the midst of the military invasion. We stand with people in Russia and Belarus who are actively opposing the oppression of their governments and demand the termination of this military attack.
Our graduates are active and courageous. We can see how their intercultural sensitivity and competence assist them to cope with these unthinkable circumstances. They are helping others under the bombardments and in bomb shelters in Ukraine. They are going to the anti-war protests in Russia and risk their freedom and health. They are helping the refugees to get to safety.
Our students and graduates pray for peace, for their peers and friends all around the world. Pray with them.
We are aware, that the war against Ukraine is not the only war at the moment. We address with this statement our students, graduates and their families from other regions suffering under oppression, discrimination or military rule. We stand with you.
We call universities, academic institutions and churches all around the world to join our graduates and actively stand up with Ukraine, to act against oppressive authoritarian regimes, against ruining the trust and cooperation between nations.
We ask you to stay strong and care for one another no matter where you are now.
With the hope for peace
Dr. Fritz Heinrich
Prof. Dr. Moritz Fischer
Blessen George Babu
Dr. Cornelia Schlarb
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin Tamcke
Prof.Dr. Andreas Kunz-Lübcke