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.

Ecumenical Course in Zaragoza, Spain

Ecumenical Course in Zaragoza, Spain

The former Carthusian Monastery (Cartuja Aula Dei) in Zaragoza, Spain, hosted a week of Ecumenical Studies from 10 to 17 November 2019. Every week since 2013, this week, in response to a request from the Communauté du Chemin Neuf, has been carried out by the Strasbourg Institute in conjunction with the diocese of this city. This year, commemorating the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification 20 years ago, focused on the doctrine of salvation, which is today the focal point of foundational consensus.

“Truth does not fear dialogue”

“Truth does not fear dialogue”

Ecumenical Symposium in New York    

In an encyclical from 2010 the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople pointed out as leitmotif for the dialogue of the Orthodox Church with plural societies: “Truth does not fear dialogue.” Taking up this motif, a symposium took place on 13 and 14 November 2019 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York, focusing on ecumenical dialogue.

“We Believe in the Holy Spirit”

“We Believe in the Holy Spirit”

LWF Consultation in Addis Ababa

To grow together as a community of Lutheran churches requires an understanding of what constitutes this community in its diversity and unity. The LWF has therefore opted for a study process spanning several years, with the goal of better understanding Lutheran identity or identities in a global context.