Visit of Orthodox Theologians at the Institute

Visit of Orthodox Theologians at the Institute

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2018 | No Comments

A group of Greek Orthodox theologians under the leadership of Rev. Prof. Dr. Christos Filiotis visited the Institute on July 4, 2018.

53rd International Ecumenical Seminar 2019

53rd International Ecumenical Seminar 2019

Posted by: on Nov 8, 2018 | No Comments

Doctrines divides – Spirituality unites?

Strasbourg, France, July 3 – 10, 2019

Ecumenical dialogues have in the last decades occupied themselves chiefly with controversial questions of doctrine, even while knowing full well that the relationships between churches and people encompass a great deal more than matters of doctrine. Much has been achieved in these dialogues, as was seen clearly in the ecumenical celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Seminar 2018: Fundamentalism as Ecumenical Challenge

Seminar 2018: Fundamentalism as Ecumenical Challenge

Posted by: on Oct 1, 2018 | No Comments

“Fundamentalism as an Ecumenical Challenge”—the theme of this year’s Summer Seminar at the Institute—drew more than 50 theologians from around the world and from many different churches to Strasbourg from July 2 to 9, 2018. The seminar took place in the centrally located Protestant Seminary, which made for a very pleasant setting for a rich week of exchange and encounter. Thanks to first-rate lectures in the plenary session and intensive discussion during the smaller working groups, participants had the opportunity to dive into the theme in its many aspects.

Consultation in Klingenthal 2018

Consultation in Klingenthal 2018

Posted by: on May 23, 2018 | No Comments

Every 18 months, the Institute brings together ecumenical experts from different countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, USA) and different churches (Anglican, Lutheran, Reformed, Roman Catholic) in the château Klingenthalin order to discuss both results of the ecumenical dialogues and challenges. The last consultation took place from March 20 to 23, 2018. The topic was: “The ecumenical harvest of the commemoration of the Reformation and future ecumenical challenges.”

On the Way to Fellowship

On the Way to Fellowship

Posted by: on May 23, 2018 | No Comments

Auf dem Weg zur Gemeinschaft. 50 Jahre internationaler evangelisch-lutherisch/römisch-katholischer Dialog ["On the Way to Fellowship: 50 Years of International Evangelical Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue], eds. André Birmelé und Wolfgang Thönissen (Paderborn and Leipzig: Bonifatius and EVA, 2018), 423 pp.

In April 2018 (finally!) this volume appeared which contains the contributions to the 2016 Summer Seminar hosted by the Institute. The book is dedicated to Theodor Dieter, who celebrated his 65th birthday during the seminar. Its theme was the same as the first Lutheran-Catholic international dialogue decided upon at the Institute in April 1966, which had its first meeting in 1967.