Our Mission:

The Religion and Conflict Transformation program prepares religious leaders to become a resource for peace in a multi-cultural, multi-faith world.

Who we are:

The Religion and Conflict Transformation (RCT) is a seminary-based program in theologically-informed conflict transformation aimed at training ministers and other religious leaders in the theology, theory, and practice of faith-based conflict transformation in the church and in the world. The program is offered to students enrolled in degree programs as well as to students in non-degree programs seeking to advance their education and receive training and certification in the area of religion and conflict transformation. The RCT program welcomes all religious leaders, including: Pastors and lay persons, Prison chaplains, Military chaplains, Missionaries, Non-governmental organization professionals, and Facilitators of conflict transformation.

The RCT Program is a program of the Boston University School of Theology in collaboration and partnership with The JustPeace Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation and The Boston Theological Institute.


Important Dates:

September 8th

Deadline to register for the RCT Fall Retreat (see below)

Deadline to apply for an RCT Practicum Apply Here!

 

September 13th

Wednesday, Balkans Travel Seminar (approved RCT Elective) Information session with Croatian Professors Petra and James Taylor   –  1 pm to 2 pm   STH B111

 

September 15th

Circle with RCT Alumni to celebrate the 12th (official) anniversary of the RCT Program

All Current Students Invited 2-3 pm     Mueller Chapel

 

September 16th

RCT FALL RETREAT – REQUIRED FOR ALL RCT STUDENTS SEEKING THE BTI CERTIFICATE IN RELIGION and CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION – 8:30 TO 4 PM STH COMMUNITY ROOM  – Must Register by 9/8/17

 

September 21st

Celebration of the International Day of Peace (co-sponsored by the Euphrates Institute and RCT) – 6 pm to 9 pm  STH Community Room – Concert, Peacemaking Narratives, Free Food and More!   Information coming!


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE RCT ANNUAL RETREAT –

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH  8:30 am to 4:00 pm

“Theologies and Practices of Healing Justice in a Time of State Violence”

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With Najeeba Syeed, J.D. 

Associate Professor of Interreligious Education 

Director, Center for Global Peacebuilding

Claremont School of Theology 

 

The Fall Retreat is Required for all Students seeking the RCT Certificate. 

 RSVP to rct@bu.edu  before September 8th

 

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