Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity A Move-Ment Towards a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity) is a highly successful interreligious training programme launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2014 following the 10th General Assembly of the WCC held in Busan, Republic of Korea. The choice of name for this programme – YATRA – (which is a common term for pilgrimage in many Indo-Asian religions and languages) is intended to reflect the idea of a pilgrimage of justice and peace. It is an intensive training course to equip young Christians from Asia between the ages of 20 to 35 to build up communities of harmony and hope from an interreligious perspective.
The World Council of Churches pursues with GETI 2018 the goal to enhance an intentional ecumenical formation on global level and in accompaniment of its major ecumenical events.
The World Mission Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, will offer a unique opportunity for an academic, spiritual and contextual engagement with a key thematic area in the ecumenical movement. The study programme also aims at contributing to the diversity of ecumenical formation offers and to enhance an international collaboration between leading theological institutions thereon.