Publication of the Study “Lutherische Identität. Lutheran Identity”

Publication of the Study “Lutherische Identität. Lutheran Identity”

The study »Lutheran Identity« is a contribution of the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg to the self-understanding of the Lutheran churches worldwide. In its first set of theses, the basic theological convictions of Lutheran churches are described, explained, and their historical and actual contexts are addressed.

“The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church”:

“The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church”:

Lutheran-Orthodox Dialogue in Albania

he first preparatory meeting for the 18th plenary session of the International Lutheran-Orthodox Joint Commission took place from 24 September to 1 October 2019 in Tirana, Albania. In addition to the long-standing co-chairman on the Orthodox side, His Eminence Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the dialogue welcomed for the first time Bishop Dr. Dr. h.c. Johann Schneider of the Protestant Church in Central Germany as Lutheran co-chair.

One-Day-Seminar for 28 Theologians from Lutheran Churches in Australia and the Philippines

One-Day-Seminar for 28 Theologians from Lutheran Churches in Australia and the Philippines

From 16 to 18 November 2019, a group of Lutheran theologians from Australia and the Philippines led by Rev. Dr. Farnbacher (Mission EineWelt) visited Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

Studying Luther in Wittenberg 2019

Studying Luther in Wittenberg 2019

In November, Prof. Theodor Dieter of the Strasbourg Institute along with Prof. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, Visiting Professor of the Institute currently based in Tokyo, taught the course Studying Luther in Wittenberg for the 11th year running. This means they have entered their second decade of teaching the class together!

Donations

Donations

Developments in the financial markets means that as an Institute we increasingly rely on donations for our work. Only thanks to continuous donations from, for example, the Evangelical Lutheran churches in Germany, Finland, and Norway can we hold events such as the International Summer Seminar.