SCM Timor Leste organised a 3-day workshop with the theme, "Promoting the Understanding of Ecumenism and Ecumenical Movement in SCM Timor Leste", in July 2005. Invited participants included students and youth from YMCA, the Catholic Church, and the different denominations in the Protestant Church in Timor Leste. The aims of this workshop are:
- to develop the ecumenical perspective of the Student Christian Movement of Timor Leste
- to build the capacity of understanding the ecumenical partnership between the Protestant Church denominations in Timor Leste and building up the ecumenical movement between Protestants and Catholics.
The major topics designed for this workshop are:
- Understanding of Ecumenical Movement under perspectives of Catholic Church and Protestant Church
- Strengthening Peace Building and Justice in Timor Leste
- Realising Justice and Gender Balance
- Globalisation in the Perspective of Law, Sociology and Theology
This workshop was a success and the some students and youth of YMCA and Catholic Church together with the SCMers have started a regular Bible Study group, and a follow-up workshop on ecumenism is now in planning for April 2006.