Cuba Study Tour, The Montreal School of Theology, Cuba

Cuba Study Tour, The Montreal School of Theology, Cuba

Opening/Closing Date: 
August 13, 2019 to September 30, 2019
Anticipated Start Date: 
January 3, 2019
Description

Pilgrim In Mission | January 3-10, 2020 | $2500 | Organized by Montreal School of Theology

The United Church of Canada’s People in Partnership program invites interested United Church members to participate in the Montreal School of Theology Cuba Study Tour 2020.  The tour will be accompanied by Roland De Vries, Director of Studies, Presbyterian College.

Discover Cuba through the eyes of those who are working for justice and sharing God’s love. This annual study tour introduces participants to the vibrant Cuban reality through encounters with individuals and organizations that work for peace, justice, and social transformation.

  • Meet with church leaders, youth, community groups, congregations, theologians, and students
  • Stay in a local community and see Cuba through the eyes of Cubans
  • Experience the beauty of Cuban art, culture, and music
  • Learn more about Cuban history and context
  • Encounter the vibrant faith and warm hospitality of Cubans
  • Be inspired and empowered to engage in mission and ministry in your own context

The Study Tour will be hosted by United Church of Canada Mission & Service partner, Evangelical Seminary of Theology (SET) in Matanzas, Cuba.  

The study tour is a program of the Montreal School of Theology. It offers a deep intercultural encounter of being and witnessing being church in a different context.  Regular reflections will touch on the question of how the experience informs participants’ perspectives on being Missional as church.

You do not need to be a student at the Montreal School of Theology, or in Montreal to participate.   

TIMING

Orientation (online participation is possible):  October 9, 2019 7-9 pm
Study Tour: January 3-10, 2020    

LOCATION

Cuba

COST

$2400 per person includes travel from Montreal, meals, and accommodation. Participants will cover costs of vaccinations, insurance and travel to Montreal. $500 deposit must accompany applications.  It may be possible to fly directly to Cuba if you are a significant distance from Montreal.  The cost for participants making their own travel arrangements to and from Cuba will be approximately $1,400.

People in Partnership believes that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in such programs.  If the cost of an opportunity presents a barrier, please contact us at pip [at] united-church.ca to find out more about alternate means of resourcing and financial support.

More information can be found at the UTC Website.
 

To Apply

Apply directly to Montreal School of Theology through this link by September 30, 2019.  

If you have questions, please contact Alyson Huntly at ahuntly [at] utc.ca, 519-849-2042, ext 200.
Also, if you are not a student at MST/UTC, please send a quick email to Alyson Huntly and PIP ( pip [at] united-church.ca ) letting us know you have applied, as the online registration does not provide an opportunity to indicate how you heard of this opportunity.

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