The Summer Seminar 2020 will not take place

The Summer Seminar 2020 will not take place

Posted by: on 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

Posted by: on 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

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.