CAC Studies

The Center for Anglican Communion Studies

“The Center for Anglican Communion Studies is particularly well placed to provide hospitality to the Communion, to develop accessible resources for World Anglicanism, and to lead in practices of reconciliation across cultural, religious, and theological differences.”

The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby
Archbishop of Canterbury

Equipping International Community Empowering Intercultural Leaders Enriching Episcopal-Anglican Identity

For 200 years, Virginia Theological Seminary has been at the forefront of international Anglican witness and education. The Center for Anglican Communion Studies is an integral part of that witness making available scholars and scholarship in the service of a reconciling intercultural Anglicanism.

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Equipping International Community

We equip the international community of Anglicans and Episcopalians by hosting conferences, providing consultations, and supporting partnerships
and projects with churches and theological institutions.

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“Virginia Theological Seminary’s Center for Anglican Communion Studies is a unique place that is involved in shaping a Jesus movement deeply engaged in and related to World Anglicanism.”

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

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Empowering Intercultural Leaders

We empower intercultural leaders through Cross-Cultural Education Programs (CCEPs) that encourage seminarians to deepen their formation through short-term international experiences.

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“Virginia Theological Seminary’s Center for Anglican Communion Studies is a unique place that is involved in shaping a Jesus movement deeply engaged in and related to World Anglicanism.”

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

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Enriching Episcopal-Anglican Identity

We enrich Episcopal-Anglican Identity by highlighting diverse expressions of World Anglicanism within the broad context of ecumenical witness and interreligious plurality. We provide teaching, speakers, and resources on religious identity and history.

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Cross-Cultural Education Programs

Being a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary means joining a community and story that across centuries but also reaches out across the world and into the Anglican Communion. VTS offers a context and an education that is ecumenical, international and cross-cultural. VTS exists to form leaders for the Church, to provide continuing theological education for all and to serve the World Church and Anglican Communion.

VTS requires all candidates for the M.Div. degree to take at least three credit hours in the Department of Global Christianity and Mission (GCM). Students can fulfill these credits hours in a traditional classroom setting or through a CCEP which is a combination of both VTS classroom work and work done beyond the VTS classroom. That is to say, a CCEP is a combination of a Study Tour, Immersion, World Mission Internship, Independent Study or Semester Abroad and GCM 710 (Crossing Cultures Well: CCEP Preparation, Reflection, Integration). CCEPs give students a unique opportunity to gain new perspectives through experiencing new contexts, new cultures, new voices and new friendships. Generous funding is available for many of these CCEPs. Do take the opportunity that a VTS education offers you to enlarge your world and deepen your formation.

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