The conference will be translated in German, English and French  (except breakout sessions, tracks and evening programs). Professional simultaneous translation will be provided.

Thursday, June 13



9.15 am KEYNOTE
"The Church Exists by Mission, Just as Fire Exists by Burning" - How Fiery is Evangelism for the Church?

  • Speaker: Ralph Kunz

    PROF. DR RALPH KUNZ is Professor of Practical Theology with a focus on worship and pastoral care at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Zurich. He was previously a pastor in Seuzach and a specialist member of the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zurich. He also heads the Center for Practical Theological Spirituality Research (CASCS).

09.45 am BREAK

10.15 am KEYNOTE
"Offensive" holiness: The proximity of the kingdom of God and its effects

  • Speaker: Gudrun Nassauer

    PROF. DR GUDRUN NASSAUER is Professor of Exegesis and the Theology of the New Testament at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Fribourg. Her research interests include the religious experience of Paul and his addressees.

10.45 am KEYNOTE
The Empathic Power of the Arts in Society

  • Speaker: Peter Bouteneff

    PROF. DR PETER BOUTENEFF is Professor of Systematic Theology and Sacred Art at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York, USA. He has been active in theological dialog for many years, originally in the World Council of Churches. He is the founding director of the Institute of Sacred Arts.

11.15 am SHORT BREAK


12.05 pm PRAYER


LUNCH BREAK (starting at 12.20 pm)


2.00 pm BREAKOUT-SESSIONS | Read more

3.15 pm BREAK

3.45 pm TALK
with Johannes Hartl, Stephan Jütte and Julia Garschagen

5.00 pm PRAYER

7.30 pm CULTURE EVENING | Read more
with Esther Maria Magnis


Friday, June 14


09.15 am KEYNOTE 
Narrative witness: Christian witness in a pluralistic world

  • Speaker: Corinna Schubert

    PROF. Dr. des. CORINNA SCHUBERT is Professor of Systematic Theology and Aesthetic Practice at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg and pastor of the Evangelical Church of Württemberg. She has lectured on the subject of "Faith and Emotion" and is involved in the subject of "Milieu-sensitive Communication of the Gospel". She has also set up her own business in the field of "Visual Facilitation". She shares insights into her sketchnotes, graphic recordings and explanatory videos on her blog under the motto "Sag's mit Bild" (

09.45 am BREAK

10.15 am KEYNOTE
Testimony of faith in the public debate

  • Speaker: Heinrich Bedford-Strohm

    PROF. DR HEINRICH BEDFORD-STROHM is Chairman of the World Council of Churches. He was previously Chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany and Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.

10.45 am KEYNOTE
Public Witness: old wine in new wineskins?

  • Speaker: Christine Schliesser

    PD DR CHRISTINE SCHLIESSER is a private lecturer in systematic theology at the University of Zurich and Director of Studies at the Center for Faith and Society at the University of Fribourg. She is also a Research Fellow in "Historical Trauma and Transformation" at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

11.15 am SHORT BREAK


12.05 pm PRAYER

LUNCH BREAK (starting at 12.20 pm)

2.00 pm BREAKOUT-SESSIONS | Read more

3.15 pm BREAK

From the visible to the invisible: The Christian witness in art

  • Speaker: Michael Triegel

    MICHAEL TRIEGEL is a painter and draughtsman from Leipzig. His work to date includes paintings, watercolors, drawings and etching cycles. The complex examination of the antique-mythological and Christian-historical heritage is perceived as characteristic of his art. Among his many award-winning works are the portraits of "Pope Benedict XVI".

4.45 pm PRAYER

to the 10th Study Days | with Apéro riche


Saturday, June 15


9.55 am KEYNOTE
What Is So Special About Christianity?

  • Speaker: Tom Holland

    TOM HOLLAND is a British writer and historian. He is the author of several bestsellers, including his book "Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind", which examines the Christian heritage of the Western world. He has published several documentaries (e.g. "Islam: The Untold Story") and radio programs with the BBC. He also runs "The Rest Is History", probably the most successful history podcast in the world.

10.25 am KEYNOTE
The Christian Revolution: How it all began
incl. film premiere "Early Christian Centers"

  • Speaker: Benjamin Schliesser

    PROF. DR BENJAMIN SCHLIESSER is Professor of Literature and Theology of the New Testament at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Bern. Together with Prof. Dr. Jan Rüggemeier, he heads the "Ecclesiae" project, which deals with the fascinating survival and spread of Christianity in antiquity.

11.00 am BREAK

11.25 am KEYNOTE
"Make It Attractive, Make Good People Wish It Was True"

  • Speaker: Graham Tomlin

    THE RT REVD DR GRAHAM TOMLIN is Founding Director of the Centre for Cultural Witness at Lambeth Palace in London and President of St Mellitus College in London. He previously taught Reformation and Contemporary Mission and Culture in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford and was Bishop of Kensington.



LUNCH BREAK (starting at 12.35 pm)

2.15 pm TRACKS |Read more

3.00 pm PAUSE

A Journey of Discovery | with Tom Holland