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Theological educational grants awarded for Episcopalians, Anglicans in Caribbean, Latin America

The Episcopal Church
Office of Public Affairs

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Commission for Theological Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CETALC) has awarded 34 grants in five categories for more than $366,000 to support the educational theological and formational needs of the church in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The grants were approved by the Episcopal Church Executive Council at its January meeting.

CETALC was formed after the 1976 closing of the Episcopal Seminary of the Caribbean, located in Puerto Rico. At that time, the Episcopal Church Executive Council established the Trust Fund for Theological Education for Latin America and the Caribbean, with the funds from the sale of the property earmarked to support the theological education programs of the dioceses that were using the seminary.

The six categories of CETALC grants are: diocesan programs; provincial and regional programs; continued education; graduate studies; research and production; and Leonardo Romero.  

 

Diocesan programs 

  • Colombia - $13,500.00
  • Costa Rica - 15,000.00
  • Cuba - 13,500.00
  • Cuernavaca - 13,500.00
  • Dominican Republic - 13,500.00
  • Ecuador Central - 10,200.00
  • Ecuador Litoral - 11,000.00
  • El Salvador - 11,000.00
  • Guatemala - 13,500.00
  • Haiti - 15,000.00
  • Honduras  - 15,000.00
  • Meridional Porto Alegre - 6,000.00
  • Mexico - 7,500.00
  • Northern Mexico - 13,000.00
  • Occidente de Mexico - 13,000.00
  • Panama - 11,400.00
  • Puerto Rico - 15,000.00
  • Rio de Janeiro - 14,000.00
  • Southeastern Mexico - 13,500.00
  • Venezuela - 11,000.00
  • Virgin Islands - 12,000.00

           

Provincial and regional programs

IARCA – CAETS (Anglican Center for Higher Theological Studies).  $32,500.00

 

Continued education    

  • Jorge Urrutia Castro of Costa Rica - $5,000.00
  • Luis Hernan Palacios of Colombia - 1,000.00
  • Ofelia Correa of Colombia - 600.00
  • Sam Dessordi of Brazil - 5,000.00
  • Sergio Leon of Colombia - 1,000.00
  • Washington Villamarin of Ecuador Central - 5,000.00

 

Graduate Studies

  • Asdrubal Toledo Izquierdo of Cuba - $5,000.00

 

Research and Prdouction of Theological Resources

  • Clara Luz Ajo of Cuba - $5,000.00
  • James H. Ottley of Cuernavaca Mexico - 5,000.00      
  • Luis A. Olivetta of Western Mexico - 3,000.00

 

Administrative work

  • CETALC - $25,000.00
  • CIAET - 12,500.00

 

Membership                          

 

The following are the CETALC members:

  • The Episcopal Church: Bishop Victor Scantlebury of the Ecuador Central.
  • Mexico: Bishop Lino Rodríguez Amaro; Sarai Osnaya, CETALC secretary      
  • IARCA: The Most Rev. Armando Guerra Soria, CETALC president; Sandra Cardona
  • Province IX: Bishop Francisco Duque of Colombia; the Rev. Vaike Madisson, CETALC vice-president                       
  • Brasil: Bishop Filadelfo Oliveira of Rio de Janeiro                     
  • Cuba: The Rev. Dr. Marienela De La Paz        
  • Haiti:    The Rev. Alexander Soner                    
  • Virgin Islands: Rosalie Simmonds Ballantine, Esq.
  • Ex-Oficio: Amanda De La Cruz, CETALC treasurer
  • Staff: Bishop Wilfrido Ramos; the Rev. Glenda McQueen

 

For more information contact McQueen

 

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