Name of the Institution: Institute of Ecumenical Studies Praha


Name of the representative: Dr. Ivana Macháčková, PhD., Doc. Dr. Ivana Noble, PhD


Status in NELCEE: Member


Contact details

Address: Černá 9, 120 00 Praha 2

Tel.: +420 221988626


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Short description of the Institution:

The Institute of Ecumenical Studies is a non-profit  institution which grew from the group of people who organized underground theology teaching under the time of communism. The main task is to provide education in the field of ecumenical theology and to offer possibilities of encounter o people from different traditions. The Institute of Ecumenical Studies started its study programmes in 1995 and later (in 1999) these were accredited under the Protestant Faculty of Charles University in Prague. At the moment, the Institute offers one bachelor programme and one master programme in Theology of Christian Traditions. Our graduates can also continue in the doctoral studies at the faculty in the field of Ecumenical Theology.  Besides the preparatory disciplines, such as Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and World Religions, and practically oriented seminars, the main disciplines taught in our programmes include Hermeneutics, Systematic theology, Liturgical Theology, Ethics, Christian Spirituality, History, Ecclesiology. All oh the disciplines are taught in an ecumenical perspective.  The students usually combine our theology degree with a degree in another field at the University or the older ones already work in different areas. The average age is about 28, the oldest student is more than 70. The church belonging is similar as in the rest of society: most of the students are Roman Catholics, some from the Czech Brethren Evangelical Church, the Czechoslovak Hussite Church and some other smaller churches, including the Pentecostal ones. Exceptionally, we have also some not baptized students. The main aim is to give education to laymen and laywomen, who can share their ecumenical experience and expertise in their given churches and also in the society as a whole.