Study Centre for Eastern Churches

We bring the voices of the Eastern Churches into the theological work at the Institute for Ecumenical Studies, in cooperation with the Study Centre for Faith and Society.

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HUMAN RIGHTS

Human rights in Ecumenical Perspective - a Conference by the Institute for Confessional Studies in Bensheim

Eight forms of Christianity presented their specific approach to the justification and meaning of human rights: Protestant, Catholic, Byzantine Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox, Pentecostal, Methodist, Baptist…

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5 YEARS AFTER HAVANA

Conference at the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Havana

The online conference was held under the topical title "Church and Pandemic". The event was organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Department of External Church Relations…

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CPCE

The "Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe" as a protestant model of unity

On 8 March 2021, 15-17h, Rev. Dr Mario Fischer, General Secretary of the "Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe" (CPCE) will present the history, mission and development perspectives of CPCE in a…

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RELIGION AND POLITICS

The "Villa Borsig Talks" in Berlin continue: on 8 February on the topic of "Orthodoxy as a political factor".

In 2018, the Federal Foreign Office established a Department for "Religion and Foreign Policy". Not to promote interreligious dialogue, but to better understand the peace potential of religions. Prof.…

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Chambésy

We cooperate with the "Institut d'études supérieures en théologie orthodoxe" in Chambésy ...

Metropolit Hilarion

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), President of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, is titular professessor of our Faculty of Theology ...

Sergij Bulgakov

We publish the works of the Russian economist and theologian Sergij Bulgakov (1871-1944) in German translation with scientific commentary ...

Orthodoxia

Online and in book form we publish ORTHODOXIA, the catalogue of all Orthodox bishops worldwide ...

Orthodoxe Kapelle

Orthodox students of the University of Fribourg have their own chapel in the Salesianum ...

OKI (Regensburg)

We work in continuity with the "Institut for Eastern Churches" (OKI Regensburg) and its director, Mons. Dr. Nicholas Wyrwoll ...

Association St. Nicholas

Orthodox students (and a circle of friends) founded the "Association St. Nicholas of orthodox students at the University of Fribourg" ...

Peter Anderson - NEWS

Peter Anderson from Seattle USA regularly sends newest information about developments in the orthodox world ...