The Harding Meyer Prize in Ecumenism 2020 Awarded to Three Winners

The Harding Meyer Prize in Ecumenism 2020 Awarded to Three Winners

Jun 2, 2020 | No Comments

Harding Meyer, a leading figure in the ecumenical movement of the past fifty years, passed away in December 2018. He had a decisive influence on the international Lutheran-Catholic dialogue, and many methodological approaches of contemporary ecumenism can be traced back to him, such as reconciled diversity, differentiating consensus, and so on.

The Summer Seminar 2020 will not take place

The Summer Seminar 2020 will not take place

Apr 7, 2020 | No Comments

The international Summer Seminar on “Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue: Similarities and Differences” unfortunately will not take place this year due to the current coronavirus pandemic. We would like to thank all those interested for their lively response, as well as our speakers for their commitment and willingness to help shape the seminar and make it a valuable experience for all.

Sacramental Communion in the Time of Pandemic

Sacramental Communion in the Time of Pandemic

Apr 7, 2020 | No Comments

What most unites us as churches at present is abstinence from gathering for worship: services are forbidden in many places. The celebration of Holy Communion is suspended. The Corona pandemic forces us to behave in a way that fundamentally contradicts us as churches. We are no longer allowed to invite people to worship but must close the doors to the people. We are no longer allowed to gather together but must keep our distance from each other.

News from the Institute for Ecumenical Research

News from the Institute for Ecumenical Research

Mar 25, 2020 | No Comments

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Tim 1,7)

The corona epidemic has hit us at the Institute for Ecumenical Research also, unexpectedly and with drastic consequences: Since rigid measures have been imposed in Strasbourg to contain the pandemic, we have had to temporarily close the Institute.

“MORE Conference” in Augsburg, 3–6 January 2020

“MORE Conference” in Augsburg, 3–6 January 2020

Jan 24, 2020 | No Comments

After 2018, the “MORE conference” took place again in Augsburg under the title “Colors of Hope.” The conference, which was held on the premises of the Augsburg Fair, was organized by the Augsburg Prayer House, for which Dr. Johannes Hartl is largely responsible.