Twenty years after the signature of the "Charta Oecumenica" the Churches in Switzerland renew their commitments
On 22 April 2021, AGCK.CH, together with the Institute for Ecumenical Studies of the University of Fribourg Switzerland, invites to a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Charta Oecumenica. At this…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
"For the Life of the World. Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church - translated into German by Barbara Hallensleben
The document was approved by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It audaciously and concretely addresses the social challenges in the global context, guided by an "option for the poor" of our time.
An online workshop on e-learning with experts from the FFHS took place from 21 to 23 January 2021.
As part of the doctoral programme DE CIVITATE HOMINIS, more than 40 doctoral students took part in an online workshop conducted by experts from the FFHS (Fernfachhochschule Schweiz - Distance Learning…
The Wisdom of God
Sophia - the Wisdom of God. En Ecumenical Dialogue
An international ecumenical online colloquium on Sergii Bulgakov's work "Sophia: The Wisdom of God" took place on 14 and 15 January 2021 as part of the CUSO doctoral programme.
Metropolitan Philaret (Vakhromeyev) of Minsk passed to the Lord on 12 January 2021 in Minsk after a long period of illness.
Metropolitan Philaret was a bridge builder between East and West. In 2006 he visited Fribourg and received a particle of the St. Nicholas relic from the chapter of St. Nicholas Cathedral for his own cathedral…