Our YouTube Channel
Some of the events of the Institute for Ecumenical Studies and the Study Centre for Eastern Churches have been documented by video recordings or also made accessible via livestream. You can find our channel in Youtube under the name "Institut für Ökumenische Studien".
23 February 2023: Conference by Fr. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca: What Future for the Ecumenical Movement?
In his presentation, Fr Sauca evaluates his term as General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (1 April 2020 to 31 December 2023) and describes his hope for the future of the Ecumenical Movement.
Texte of the conference ( English - Deutsch - Français)
- P. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay, new General Secretary of the World Council of Churches ( English - Deutsch - Français)
- Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity ( English - Deutsch - Français)
- H.E. Mons. Job Getcha, Metropolitan of Pisidia, Co-President of the international Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue Commission ( English - Deutsch - Français)
Witnesses by students of theology (Bossey Ecumenical Institute - Institut d'études supérieures en théologie orthodoxe, Chambésy - Faculty of theology, Fribourg) on the topic: "My Commitment to the Ecumenical Movement"
- Jonas Aubert ( English - Deutsch - Français)
- Eva Abel ( English - Deutsch - Français)
- Stefan Jerome Wilson ( English - Deutsch - Français)
- Vasileios Brentas ( English - Deutsch - Français)
- Br. Meinrad (Hötzel) OSB, Kloster Einsiedeln ( English - Deutsch - Français)
- Joëlle Rüeffieux und Joyce Wechsler ( English - Deutsch - Français)
Documentation on the website of the World Council of Churches
Report on the website of the Council of Christian Churches in Switzerland (with photos)
- 2 - 4 September 2022: Laughter and the Kingdom - A Convivial Celebration with Ivan Illich
- 5 November 2021: Metropolitan Damaskinos (Papandreou) - Precursor of the Koinonia of the Churches in the One Church of Jesus Christ
2 - 4 September 2021: Building the House of Wisdom. Sergii Bulgakov - 150 Years after His Birth
International Conference at the occasion of the 150th birthday of Sergii Bulgakov, Internationale Tagung zum 150. Geburtstag von Sergij Bulgakov, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation:
Cf. the website of the Research Center Sergii Bulgakov: www.unifr.ch/sergij-bulgakov
22 April 2021: Charta Oecumenica 2001-2021
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Charta Oecumenica, a presentation of the Charta was produced in cooperation between the Institute for Ecumenical Studies and the Council of Christian Churches in Switzerland. All member churches of the Council as well as the churches with guest status participated.
31 Oktober 2019: Conference by Bishop Irenei Steenberg, ROCOR
On 31 October 2023, Bishop Irenei Steenberg, Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) gave a guest lecture at the University of Fribourg on the topic of "Christ and the Church".
online since 2018: Interview with Fr. Wilhelm Klein SJ
You can listen to two cassettes with a conversation that Wilhelm Klein had with the then editor of the blind magazine "Trierische Tonpost" as well as with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lentzen-Deis and Dr. Heinrich Lentzen-Deis at about the end of the 1980s, respectively at the beginning of the 1990s.
24 April 2017: Visit of His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Fribourg
On 24 April 2017, His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, visited the University of Fribourg on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the "Institut d'études supérieures en théologie orthodoxe" in Chambésy near Geneva. Cf. the documentation
12 February 2016: One Year after Havana - The Dialogue continues
The event took place at the University of Fribourg in collaboration with the Swiss Bishops' Conference on the occasion of the first anniversary of the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Cuba. Cf. the documentation