Ivan IllichPublished on 19.08.2022

A conference on Ivan Illich in ecumenical and interdisciplinary perspective will be held at the University of Fribourg from 2-4 September 2022

The critical remarks of Ivan Illich (1926-2002) on cultural topics such as medicine, school, gender etc. are of undiminished topicality. The international conference will focus not least on his inspirations for church reform. Illich sees in Western society a "corruption" of Christianity through its institutionalisation. With the expression "conviviality" he calls for an alternative way of life. Illich's thinking draws its inspiration from the surprising modernity of Christian faith: "Christians can now love the biblical God in the flesh". 

The conference is open to the public and will take place in the university's building "Miséricorde", Auditorium B.

Download the programme (with links to the livestream)