Through their post-doctoral studies, our scholarship holders acquire the needed knowledge and skills for assuming leading roles in their home countries. In their future roles, they will proclaim the Gospel and the Good News. Moreover, they are committed to bring about tangible improvements to the living conditions of the people in their countries.
We will introduce you to some of our scholarship holders who, we trust, will provide a positive impetus for the church and the world over the next few years. You can gather information on the projects the scholarship holders want to realize and why it is worth it to support them by a full or partial scholarship.
Women are oppressed in the Indian society. Sexual violence against women both at home and in the public sphere has become endemic in India. Men continue to consider women as objects and to limit their role to raising the children, who are preferably male. Fr. Sajan aims at investigating into this deficit in the Indian society and at achieving a change in mentality so that finally the individuality and sexuality of women are respected.
With his doctoral thesis, Father Rhodel Nacional aims to call attention to the ecological challenges faced by the Philippines. For this purpose, he wants to closely examine human moral concepts, their self-perception and their relationship to other living beings. After his return to his home country, he intends to set up a special environment department to keep on calling attention to urging environmental challenges.
For several months, now, Nigeria has been shaken by attacks performed by the terrorist group „Boko Haram“ (in English: „The western culture is evil“). Father Andrew Otu originates from the diocese of Lokoja in the “Middle Belt” of Nigeria where Muslims and Christians can look back on a long tradition of a peaceful coexistence. In his role within the church structures, he wants to make an important contribution to infuse new life into the formerly stable neighborly relations.
Peace and reconciliation are the two most important objectives for Father Celso Larracas. With his Islamic and Arab studies, he wants to make a contribution to set Libya on the right course towards the achievement of these objectives.
Meeting Mother Teresa during his youth inspired Biju Karukappallil to such an extent that he afterwards decided to devote himself entirely to missionary activities. Back then as well as still today, her vision impressed him. Like his formative example, he also wants to promote the dissemination of these thoughts that are based on the Holy Scripture. He is currently studying at the Biblicum in Rome in order to become a teacher for Biblical Studies at the Samanvsya Theological College in Bhopal after his studies.
His strong faith in God helped Gideon Pwakim through the time of his childhood and youth that was characterized by various changes. He observes the current situation in his hometown Jos with concern. Therefore, he wants to promote and strengthen the interreligious dialogue in order to restore a state of peace. In order to realize this objective, he currently studies Missiology at the University of Sankt Georgen in Frankfort.
"Withe the sells proceeds of our inherited house we have built our own home. As we do not have children of our own, we decided to pass our house on to the Institute of Missiology. It is important for us to be able to live on spiritually through our contribution to a good education for theologians from Asia and Africa."
Tilde und Rolf Glaser