BTI Certificate Programs

The BTI awards two certificates in participation with BTI schools; the Religion and Conflict Transformation Certificate (RCT), and the International Mission and Ecumenism Certificate (IME). Both programs are awarded in addition or as a supplement to a full degree granted from BTI member schools. They are only available to students at member schools who have met the criteria. Our certificates draw on the collective strengths of our schools and the depths of experience and expertise of faculty. While both certificate programs are housed at Boston University School of Theology, they are accessible to all BTI students and are ultimately awarded by the Boston Theological Institute. 


Religion and Conflict Transformation

Graduates of the 2017 Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at the program's capstone project. Along with co-directors Dr. Judith Oleson and Rev. Tom Porter, and BTI Executive Director Dr. Ann McClenahan and BTI Assistant Director Alexandra Brandon.

 

The Certificate in Religion and Conflict Transformation is awarded by the BTI in recognition of courses taken in Religion and Conflict Transformation at BTI schools. The award is determined by a committee of faculty from BTI schools.  The Certificate is not a degree but an acknowledgement of a student's interests, efforts and focus within their program.  For more information, contact the RCT office, Dr. Judith Oleson, or Rev. Tom Porter.

Procedures:

  • Meet with a BTI Religion and Conflict Transformation advisor from your school.
  • Submit an application form as soon as possible, and certainly before your last semester.
  • Complete work by November 1st for fall graduation or April 1st for spring graduation.

Requirements:  

  • Be enrolled at a BTI school, either for a degree or for continuing education.
  • Take core course at the Boston University School of Theology, "Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation," or its equivalent.  
  • Take three additional courses that focus on religion and conflict transformation, or take two courses plus do a practicum/field ed placement.
  • Attend the annual RCT Retreat.
  • Write an integrative paper, 5-10pp, that summarizes and reflects upon your learning and experience and understanding of religion and conflict transformation and how this will serve you in your vocation.

2017 Graduates of the Religion & Conflict Transformation Certificate Program

Emily Kleidon (BUSTh)

Nikki Kirsch (BUSTh)

Linda Parrington (BUSTh)

Mariama White-Hammond (BUSTh)

Eva Englert-Jessen (BUSTh)

Sam Lovett (BUSTh)

Danyal Mohammadzadeh (BUSTh)

Jenna Elizabeth Russo (BUSTh)

Nathan Bakken (BUSTh)

International Mission and Ecumenism

The BTI Certificate in International Mission and Ecumenism is awarded by the BTI in recognition of courses taken in Mission and Ecumenism at BTI schools. The award is determined by a committee of faculty from BTI schools.  The Certificate is not a degree but an acknowledgement of a student's interests, efforts and focus within their program. For more information, contact Fr. Luke Veronis.

Procedures: 

  • Meet with a BTI Mission and Ecumenism advisor from your school.
  • Submit an application form as soon as possible, and certainly before your last semester.
  • Complete the extracurricular assignments by April 1st, for spring graduation.

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled at a BTI school, either for a degree or for continuing education.
  • Take one course in “Comparative Christianity” or its equivalent.
  • Take four additional courses that explore mission and/or ecumenism.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the field, through involvement in a ministry, activity, or organization beyond one’s own tradition or denomination.
  • Write an integrative paper, 5-10pp.

2016 Graduates of the International Mission & Ecumenism Certificate Program

Younghwa Kim (BUSTh)

Alex Mayfield (BC STM)

 

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