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Living Vocation: Theological Formation from Life and for Life

Dr. Padilla De Borst works with the Comunidad de Estudios Teológicos Interdisciplinarios (CETI), a learning community with students across Latin America. She coordinates the Networking Team of INFEMIT (International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation). Ruth yearns to see peace and justice embraced in the beautiful and broken world we call home. A wife of one and mother of many, theologian, missiologist, educator, and storyteller, she has been involved in leadership development and theological education for an integral mission in her native Latin America for several decades. Ruth lives with her husband, James, in Costa Rica as a member of Casa Adobe, an intentional Christian Community with a deep concern for right living in relation to the whole of creation.

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Plenary title: Living Vocation: Theological Formation from Life and for Life.
Theological formation fulfils its vocation when it springs from and nourishes the wholistic missional presence of followers of Jesus from Monday through Sunday in every arena of life. This is the vision of the Community of Interdisciplinary Theological Studies and of the International Fellowship of Mission as Transformation, both case studies referred to in this plenary session.