Costa Rica, Education

Action in solidarity through networked continent-wide training

Number: 428.1205

The Latin American Biblical University (Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana, UBL) is a theological college in San José, Costa Rica. Its principles are ecumenical openness, holistic spirituality, a commitment to peace and a particular sensitivity to Latin America's ethnic diversity. UBL's range of educational offerings is open to everyone and is addressed to people throughout Latin America.

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  • Programmes at university level – 'bachillerato', degree and masters in Bible studies and theology

  • The UBL's Biblical/Pastoral Institute (IBP) imparts basic theological knowledge without any obligation to take a higher educational qualification.

  • Mission 21 supports the UBL by contributing to teachers' salaries and awarding scholarships.

  • From January 2018 onwards, Ángel Román and Simone Dollinger will be working on the ground here on behalf of Mission 21. Each member of this married couple will have different responsibilities: Ángel Román will devote his efforts primarily to teaching and research at the UBL while Simone Dollinger will mainly coordinate the theological area of Mission 21's work in Latin America.

  • The research team has produced a comprehensive research report on the longer-term impact of theological education on social transformation processes.