History, Theology and Ministerial Practice of Synodality

History, Theology and Ministerial Practice of Synodality


Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)


The Synod on Synodality inaugurated on October 2021 has reached its Continental Stage. The voices from Local Churches around the World that were expressed and listened to in the first Diocesan Phase, have been gathered in the Working Document for the Continental Stage. This will require a process of deepening, discernment and formation to stimulate the conscience and practice of a Synodal Church. 

With this in mind, we write with great joy extending an open invitation to support the Second Intercontinental Massive Online Course (MOOC) under the theme History, Theology and Ministerial Practice of Synodality. 


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From February 6th to March 26th, 2023



This Course will be facilitated virtually and offered at no cost to participants worldwide during the month of February, 2023. Fully online asynchronous format is used. Lectures are pre-recorded.



This Massive Online Formation is intended for pastoral agents, religious women and men, laity, priests, Bishops and many other people who would like to know in a simple but deep way what Synodality is about.



English, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German



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This initiative has been organized by the Latin American Members of the Theological Commission of the General Secretariat of the Synod and the Ibero-American Theology Group. It is also supported by Catholic Universities Worldwide using a digital platform hosted by the Department of "Formación Continua" of Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. The program has the sponsorship of the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), the Latin American Confederation of Religious men and women (CLAR), the Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae (CCEE), the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC), the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) and the Union of Superiors General (USG), along with other peer’ ecclesial organizations.


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Download the press release and the programme

Read the article on the Vatican News about the Course