Eden’s International Immersion Seminar



Date(s) - 01/06/2024 - 01/13/2024
All Day

January 6-13, 2024

In the Footsteps of Romero: An International Immersion Seminar in El Salvador


  • Rev. Dr. Clint McCann, Eden Seminary Evangelical Professor of Biblical Interpretation
  • Rev. Joe Cistone, CEO of International Partners in Mission (IPM) and UCC pastor
  • Ms. Adela Zaya, resident of El Salvador, IPM’s Director of International Partnerships and Programs, IPM Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

Alumni, Congregations, Friends: Participate through Eden’s Community Learning Programming

Cost:  Approximately $2,500
Eden alumni of 2021 – 2023, see registration form to inquire about partial scholarship possibilities.

Payment due November 10 for those already registered with paid deposit.

Students beginning your journey of formal theological education:
Inquire about Credit Non-Degree Enrollment.  [email protected]

Current Eden Students: Register through the normal course registration process for Spring 2024 term with Eden registrar. This will take place mid-fall 2023.

Course Description:  While drawing on the life and work of Oscar Romero, this course is designed more broadly to educate US citizens about the role of the United States in El Salvador (and other Central American countries) as well as about the emergence and significance of Latin American (Liberation) theology in response to the pervasive poverty and widespread oppression in the region.  Preparatory readings and sessions at Eden and via Zoom will be followed by a week in El Salvador, a visit facilitated by IPM (International Partners in Mission).  We will visit several historical sites — Romero’s crypt in the lower level of the National Cathedral, the Chapel of Divine Providence (where Romero was saying mass when he was assassinated), The Romero Center on the campus of the University of Central America (where the six Jesuits were murdered and where Jon Sobrino currently resides), and more.  We’ll also visit several of IPM’s project partners, which will demonstrate the living conditions of the average Salvadoran, historically and currently.  The daily schedule in El Salvador will include evening reflection sessions, and a final session of the course will take place after our return to the US.