2018 Conference


Wednesday 20 June – Friday 22 June 2018, University of Fribourg

The Study Centre for Faith and Society is preparing its next conference  to take place  20-22 June 2018 under the heading “In Christ – Towards the Centre Together”. 

The pneumatological focus of the 2017 conference will be incorporated in the christological perspective of the forthcoming gathering. This christological perspective will be enriched by the different Christian backgrounds of the participants and speakers. The topic “In Christ” will be addressed in a polyphony of different confessional approaches. The Study Centre is delighted to hear of current developments of collaboration between numerous Swiss churches, and hopes to further this collaboration through the 2018 conference. 

Of major importance is that the 2018 conference will be officially endorsed by both the Confederation of Swiss Protestant Churches as well as the Swiss Catholic Bishops. We believe that this is an important sign for the collaboration of Christians in Switzerland. It is our privilege to announce that keynote speakers will be Prof. Alister McGrath (Oxford University), Gottfried Locher (President of the Swiss Protestant Churches), The Rt Revd Graham Tomlin (Bishop of Kensington), Urban Federer (Abbot of the Benedictines in Einsiedeln), Sabine Brändlin (Member of the council of the Swiss Protestant Churches) and Christian Hennecke (Catholic Vicar General). 


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