Waldensian Faculty. The opening of the academic year 2020/21

The introductory week entitled “Church, theology, ministry” is held from 3 to 9 October. The opening speech by Fulvio Ferrario, dean of the Faculty of Theology, will open the intense program

Rome (NEV), October 2, 2020 – The opening of the Academic Year 2020/21 of the Waldensian Faculty of Theology (FVT) will be officially held on Saturday 3 October starting at 5.30 pm, with the opening speech of Fulvio Ferrario, dean of the Faculty, on “The chair and the pulpit. The theological service in the protestant church”.
The opening service held by Yann Redalié will take place at the Waldensian church in Piazza Cavour, Sunday 4 October at 10.45, also in live streaming.
During the introductory week, starting from Monday 5th of October, various activities are scheduled: the presentation of the program, the introduction to the Library, the welcome to the international students. The speakers will be: Davide Romano on “Doing theology in the Adventist Faculty of Villa Aurora”; Giuseppe Lorizio, on “Doing theology at the Pontifical Lateran University”; Gury Schneider-Ludorff and Markus Mülke on “Doing theology at the Augustana Hochschule in Neuendettelsau”. On Friday 9th of October, at 5.30 pm, the presentation of the book “Rileggere la Riforma” (Re-read the Reformation) by Fulvio Ferrario and Lothar Vogel, presided over by Domenico Segna, with Cettina Militello (Marianum) and Paolo Ricca (FVT).
In the faculty’s educational offer, there are also two courses held by Daniele Garrone and Fulvio Ferrario, open to everyone, according to the “All you can learn” method: by registering as  “auditor” for an entire academic year, one has access to all courses indicated in the catalog and program of the FVT.
The Waldensian Faculty of Theology is the oldest institute in Italy for the university study of protestant theology. It was founded in 1855 in Torre Pellice (TO), and then moved to Florence at Palazzo Salviati from 1860 to 1921, and to Rome, in via Pietro Cossa, next to the Waldensian church in Piazza Cavour. The Faculty represents a meeting and dialogue point, given the participation of many foreign students and thanks to a marked ecumenical sensitivity.