Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Joint Declaration in Lyon and Strasbourg

Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Joint Declaration in Lyon and Strasbourg

In France, there have been two church unions of Lutheran and Reformed churches over the past 15 years. In 2006 the Union of the Protestant Churches of Alsace and Lorraine was formed in Alsace-Lorraine, and in the other regions of the country the United Protestant Church of France formed in 2013.

“We Are Not Ashamed of the Gospel”

“We Are Not Ashamed of the Gospel”

Reception of the European Communicators of the LWF at the Institute

Once again from 8 to 11 October 2019, a meeting of the communicators from the three European regions of the Lutheran World Federation took place and this time the choice of venue was Strasbourg.

Dialogue of the VELKD with Old Catholics in Germany in Frankfurt am Main on November 14, 2019

The dialogue between the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany (VELKD) and the Diocese of the Old Catholic Church in Germany (AKD) is already looking back on a decade-long tradition.

Seminar “Studying Ecumenism in Strasbourg”

Seminar “Studying Ecumenism in Strasbourg”

With the seminar “Studying Ecumenism in Strasbourg” (2–12 October 2019), the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg has created a new format for its seminars. Unlike the International Ecumenical Summer Seminar, which takes place every year in July, only Lutheran pastors from the member churches of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) are invited to attend these seminars.

Consultation in Klingenthal, September 17-20, 2019

Consultation in Klingenthal, September 17-20, 2019

The Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Foundation once again made available the Klingenthal Chateau to the Institute for a scholarly consultation this year. The picturesque chateau is an excellent venue for academic study due to its secluded location. Prof. Dr. Marie-Paule Stintzi, our host, made the participants of the consultation most welcome. We are very grateful for that!