Living Theology in Contemporary Europe

Tagung / Konferenz
Spezialisiert / Akademisch
17.11.2023 12:00    -    19.11.2023 11:30

Cultural Witness and Public Theology in Dialogue

We live in a time when there is little common vision for the future of Western societies, while continuous crises – COVID-19, Ukraine war, climate change to name but a few – further threaten social cohesion. How then can we regain trust? How can social relationships and social cohesion be built again? How do we strengthen our understanding of our common humanity and dignity within our respective cultures and across them? This expert consultation aims to contribute to both critical reflection on and contribution to social coherence and the common good by connecting two major discourses in academic theology, namely "Cultural Witness" and "Public Theology". About 20 academics from different Swiss (Fribourg, Bern and Zurich) and German (Berlin, Heidelberg and Jena) universities with UK and US universities such as Oxford and Cambridge, Yale and Duke, will engage in the discussion.
17.11.2023 12:00    -    19.11.2023 11:30
Raum Salle de St. Nicolas
Grand-Rue 14, 1700 1700
Center for Faith & Society together with Centre for Cultural Witness
Christine Schliesser
Vortragende / Mitwirkende
Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin (Center for Cultural Witness)
PD Dr Christine Schliesser (University of Fribourg/Zurich)
Dr Wolfgang Huber
Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm
Prof. Dr Dr Günter Thomas (University of Bochum)
Dr Drew Collins (Yale University)
Prof. Dr Ralph Kunz (University of Zurich)
Revd Dr Donna Lazenby (University of Bristol)
PD Dr Friederike van Oorschot (FEST Heidelberg)
Prof. Dr Torsten Meireis (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Dr Sarah Schumacher (St Mellitus College)