Harding Meyer celebrated his 90th birthday

Harding Meyer celebrated his 90th birthday

Feb 12, 2018 | No Comments

On January 19th, our emeritus colleague Harding Meyer celebrated his ninetieth birthday! Several times holding the two-year directorate, he was active full-time at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg from 1971 to 1993.

Lectures in Malta

Lectures in Malta

Dec 19, 2017 | No Comments

On December 5, Theodor Dieter offered the 21st St. Augustinian Lecture 2017 at the University of Malta upon the invitation by the Augustinian friar Prof. Salvino Caruana. There have been Augustinian friars at Malta since 1420. In 2018, we commemorate 500 years of the disputation that Martin Luther held in Heidelberg in 1518; thus the appropriate topic for the lecture was: “Martin Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation (1518). The Programmatic Theses of an Augustinian Friar 500 Years Ago.”

1517 – 2017: The Institute’s Implication in the Celebration in Southern Europe

1517 – 2017: The Institute’s Implication in the Celebration in Southern Europe

Dec 19, 2017 | No Comments

The Luther Year of 2017 is finally drawing to a close. There were uncountable memorial events in countries across the world. For the Institute, the celebration in southern Europe was especially important. In these countries the Lutheran presence, if it’s there at all, is tiny at best.

Studying Luther in Wittenberg  2017

Studying Luther in Wittenberg 2017

Nov 30, 2017 | No Comments

This November, for the ninth year in a row, Prof. Theodor Dieter and Prof. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson of the Institute taught the annual two-week seminar “Studying Luther in Wittenberg” in cooperation with the LWF Center and much support from the German Lutheran churches. Of course, this year was a special one, marking the 500th anniversary of the Ninety-Five Theses and the beginning of the Reformation.

52nd International Ecumenical Seminar 2018

52nd International Ecumenical Seminar 2018

Nov 8, 2017 | No Comments

Fundamentalism as Ecumenical Challenge

July 2 – 9, 2018

In recent years we have seen the growth in both political and religious life of movements that can be called “fundamentalistic.” As they represent a great challenge for churches today as well as for ecumenism overall, the Summer Seminar will take the occasion to probe deeply the matter of fundamentalism.