It’s a never-ending journey for each one of us, and something many of us have the joy of sharing with others in our ministry.
The Sion approach to Biblical formation takes treasure from both Jewish and Christian traditions. We always share this in our pastoral work and religious education, from catechesis to seminary formation.
Since the mid-1900s, we’ve run centres to help people navigate the Bible and to promote interfaith understanding. Today, we offer courses and workshops in our centres in Jerusalem, London, San José (Costa Rica) and Buenos Aires, and are involved in other online and in-person Biblical formation programmes. Sessions and courses delve deeply into accounts in both Bible Testaments and sometimes tackle tricky questions. And they bring the Bible to life by giving it a historical context and even teaching Hebrew, the Bible’s original language.
Our itinerant ministry programmes take Biblical formation to theology students and local populations in countries where we don’t have a permanent presence, mainly in the global South. Here, sharing what we’ve learnt about Jewish-Christian relations can provide food for thought and reflection in new contexts and interfaith scenarios. Our outreach to these places brings to mind words our founder Théodore’s once wrote: “the work of Sion is a work of the present moment.”
Our founder’s wisdom regarding Christianity’s connection with Judaism is reflected in the Biblical education we impart and is supported by the Church’s growing emphasis on inter-religious co-operation.
The Sion approach to Biblical formation takes treasure from both Jewish and Christian traditions.