News from the Institute for Ecumenical Research

News from the Institute for Ecumenical Research

Posted by: on 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

Posted by: on 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.

Publication of the Study “Lutherische Identität. Lutheran Identity”

Publication of the Study “Lutherische Identität. Lutheran Identity”

Posted by: on Dec 13, 2019 | No Comments

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”:

Posted by: on Dec 9, 2019 | No Comments

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

Posted by: on Dec 4, 2019 | No Comments

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.