55th International Ecumenical Seminar 2023 on the topic of „Communion of Churches“

Dates: July 5 – 12, 2023, in Strasbourg. In the Apostles‘ Creed, we confess that we believe in the “communion of saints.” But we also speak of a „communion of churches.“ What this communion is based on and what it consists of, how it is realized and lived – this is a fundamental question of …

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 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches

Bei diesem wichtigen Ereignis in der Ökumene – das erst zum dritten Mal in Europa und zum ersten Mal in Deutschland stattfand – war auch das Institut vertreten. Gemeinsam mit den Partnerinstituten in Bensheim (Konfessionskundliches Institut) und Paderborn (Johann-Adam-Möhler-Institut) bereiteten wir mehrere Workshops und Veranstaltungen im so genannten Brunnenprogramm (interner Bereich für die Teilnehmenden und …

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On the statement of the 11th Assembly of the WCC on unity and the war in Ukraine.

It is always a moving experience when representatives of the churches from all over the world meet in one place and thus the catholicity of the church becomes visible and tangible. This was the case at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe ...

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Roof Renovation

Die Sanierung des Dachs ist nunmehr, wo es in Strasbourg langsam winterlich kalt wird, abgeschlossen. Im Zuge der Maßnahmen konnten noch zwei weitere Wärmeverlustquellen ausfindig gemacht und annähernd kostenneutral beseitigt werden: Der Kamin ist seit vielen Jahren funktionslos und wurde entfernt. Dies geschah auch im Hinblick darauf, dass vermutlich in den nächsten Jahren die Heizungsanlage …

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Support Association

In order to support the Institute, a sponsoring association was founded last year according to German law, the "Strasbourg Society for Ecumenical Theology (Association for the Promotion of the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg in the Service of the Lutheran World Federation) e.V."; the association is a non-profit organization, which means that a donation receipt can be issued for donations ...

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Report on the Study Course/Webinar "Studying Ecumenism in Strasbourg" 2022 and invitation to the Study Course 2023

This study course for Lutheran pastors and advanced students serves as an introduction to the history and theology of ecumenism from a Lutheran perspective and aims to help participants to put into practice the Lutheran self-understanding “To be Lutheran is to be ecumenical” in their very contexts. Again, it took place online from October 10-15 ...

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Roof Renovation

The roof renovation has begun! After the entrance of moisture, an extensive process was carried out to find possible solutions. As reported, the costs for the pure renovation amount to about 80,000 €, a large part of which can now be covered ...

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Stolperstein - Stumbling Block

Stumbling block The neighborhood in which we live and work is highly marked by the history of Strasbourg between Germany and France, especially for the Jewish community: After the destruction of the synagogue by the Nazis in 1940, a new synagogue was built in the fifties, just a few steps away from the Institute.

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Study Course / Webinar "Studying Ecumenism in Strasbourg!" 2022

Third Study Course "Studying Ecumenism in Strasbourg". The Institute regularly offers advanced training in ecumenical theology for Lutheran pastors. The next Study Course will be held online from October 10 to 14, 2022. The registration deadline has been extended until August 31, 2022. Cordial invitation! For more information: ...

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