Institute for ecumenical research Sibiu

In the framework of its activities in the field of Ecumenical Learning and formation of theologians in an ecumenical spirit, IERS organises on 19th and 20th September a theological consultation with the topic The Ecumenical Ethos in the Theological Formation. Representatives of all the Theological Faculties belonging to the historical Churches in Romania (Orthodox, Roman-Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed and Greek-Catholic) are invited to take part in this event.

The consultation will be structured on three thematic blocks: Psychology and Communication, Theology, Infrastructure.

 

 

 

INSTITUTE FOR ECUMENICAL RESEARCH SIBIU

In the framework of its activities in the field of Ecumenical Learning and formation of theologians in an ecumenical spirit, IERS organises on 19th and 20th September a theological consultation with the topic The Ecumenical Ethos in the Theological Formation. Representatives of all the Theological Faculties belonging to the historical Churches in Romania (Orthodox, Roman-Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed and Greek-Catholic) are invited to take part in this event.

The consultation will be structured on three thematic blocks: Psychology and Communication, Theology, Infrastructure.

 

 

ORTHODOX FELLOWSHIP OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST’S

 

Summer conference

Orthodox Witness Today

22nd - 24th July 2011

 

 

Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, Ecumenical Patriarchate

Father Ioan Sauca, Patriarchate of Romania

Alexander Ogorodnikov, Patriarchate of Moscow

 

 

At High Leigh Conference Centre, Hertfordshire

 

Application forms to download online from now www.ofsjb.org

 

The programme looks at the subject of Orthodox Witness; how the Church responds to the challenges of the modern world, both as a body and in our personal life. The speakers will present a theological background to the topic, as well as testimony of their experience.

 

 

ICCS / IV European Conference in Prague 29th June to 3rd July 2011

 

Employability - Mobility - Flexibility. European demands challenging Religion and Education

 

The conference is organized by ICCS and IV in cooperation with CoGREE together with the Hussite Theological Faculty and the Ecumenical Council of Churches / Church Council  in the Czech Republic.

 

The background of the conference theme

Increasingly national education systems have to deal with the influence from European and international developments and dynamics.

The Lisbon strategy, adopted by the European Council in 2000, seeks to integrate education and training into the larger political and economic agenda of the European Union. This has been confirmed and elaborated by the “Strategic framework for European Cooperation in education and training (“ET 2020”), Brussels, 12 May 2010.

Although the documents mention that education should serve social cohesion, personal fulfilment and competences for living together in harmony, the dominating aim seems to be the “employability” of European citizens who should also be flexible and mobile for the needs of a global working market.

The aim of education and training is focussed on a concept of flexible skills and competencies that serve employability, mobility and flexibility.

The Conference will encompass and discuss the European perspectives of education as well as a number of national perceptions and underlying concepts. These are significant for education in general, for religious education in particular as well as for understanding the common endeavour of church and school in a context of plurality.

 

 

Programme and other details

The conference includes lectures, project reports, working groups and other (cultural) activities. The organisers expect about 80 participants from all over Europe.  An updated version of the program can be downloaded from the IV and ICCS websites (www.iccsweb.org and www.int-v.com).

In order to download the papers presented at the conference please visit:

http://www.iccsweb.org/english/praha_2011/index.html