Being Protestant in Europe

This is the website and the blog for the conference Young Theology which takes place in Wrocław (Poland) from 4 to 8 April 2018. 17 young theologians from 11 European countries will be participating. Prior to the conference, they will introduce themselves, their research areas and the churches of their countries. Throughout and after the conference, they will share their impressions on this blog.
Organized by Evangelischer Bund Hessen and the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe

Krzyżowa and Świdnica

During the course of the conference, we will explore the historic city centre of Wrocław and make excursions to Krzyżowa and Świdnica. Krzyżowa was the meeting place of the German resistance group “Kreisau Circle”. Now it is a modern conference centre. The aim of Krzyżowa is supporting peaceful and tolerant existence of nations, social groups, and individuals in Europe. Świdnica is located 8 km from Krzyżowa. In Świdnica we will visit the Church of Peace. It is named after the peace of Westphalia 1648 that permitted the Lutherans to build churches in the Roman Catholic Parts of Silesia.

Taking responsibility – giving hope – being visible

The churches that emerged from the 16th-century Reformation throughout Europe are currently experiencing changes that deeply affect their self-understanding, social status and internal structure. The question arises as to how far the Protestant churches can reach into society. Although secular manifestations of fundamental Protestant beliefs have permeated societies, they are no longer actually recognised as being “Protestant”.

Being Protestant in Europe

This is the website and the blog for the conference Young Theology which takes place in Wrocław from 4 to 8 April 2018. 17 young theologians from 11 European countries will be participating. Prior to the conference, they will introduce themselves, their research areas and the churches of their countries. Throughout and after the conference, they will share their impressions on this blog.