The Harding Meyer Prize in Ecumenism 2024

The Harding Meyer Prize in Ecumenism will be awarded again in 2024. Harding Meyer was one of the most important personalities in the recent history of the worldwide ecumenical movement. As a guiding intellectual force and pioneer, he opened up and broke new ground. Many recent developments in worldwide interchurch relations go back to him.

Establishment of the Prize

In close association with Harding Meyer’s family, the Board of the Lutheran Foundation for Interconfessional Research has decided to establish the Harding Meyer Prize in Ecumenism. This Foundation, located in Geneva, was founded in 1963 by the Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation. In 1965, the Foundation set up the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, where Harding Meyer worked for over 25 years.

Eligible Contributions

A prize of 3000 € will be awarded every two years. The prize will be awarded to works dedicated to the ecumenical dialogue between Christian confessions. Monographs (such as doctoral theses, habilitation theses) and important theological works in the service of ecumenism are to be awarded in this way. This will both honor the theological legacy of Harding Meyer and promote the continuation of his vision.

Oversight of the Prize and Jury

Responsibility for the prize lies with the Foundation for Interconfessional Research. The jury of the award consists of former research professors of the Institute who worked with Harding Meyer, a member of the Institute’s current research council, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and a Roman Catholic ecumenical expert. If necessary, additional recognized researchers may be asked to review the submitted work.


For the next deadline, please send in work for consideration by November 1, 2023, to February 15, 2024 (as PDF-file and in printed form, if available, together with a Curriculum Vitae and an application letter):

Institute for Ecumenical Research

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