Research and cooperation

The dialogue process in the ecumenical movement is central to the research of the Ecumenical Institute. Based on this, the Institute dedicates its research to ecumenical-theological questions. At the Institute, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from different denominations and cultures work on ecumenical and systematic-theological research topics and at the same time engage in ecumenical exchange.


Cooperation & Committees

  • Scientific Society for Theology (2nd Board)
  • Theological Conference between Church of England and Evangelical Church in Germany (Co-Chair)
  • Dialogue between the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe and the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome
  • German Ecumenical Study Committee
  • Ecumenical Study Committee of the VELKD
  • Ecumenical Working Group of Protestant and Catholic Theologians
  • American Academy of Religion
  • European Academy of Religion
  • Advisory Board of the Tantur Institute of the University of Notre Dame (USA) in Jerusalem
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Confessional Studies Institute Bensheim
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the VELKD Study Seminary in Pullach
  • Cooperation with Cadi Ayyad University Marrakech (Morocco)
  • Joint Working Group Vatican/World Council of Churches (completed)
  • Chamber for Worldwide Ecumenism of the EKD (completed)
  • International Lutheran/Roman Catholic Commission on Unity (completed)
  • Trialogue between Mennonite World Conference, Lutheran World Federation and Pontifical Council for Unity (completed)