Being Church together. 50th anniversary of the Leuenberg Agreement – consequences, realities and possibilities



To mark the passing of 50 years since the signing of the Agreement between the Reformation Churches in Europe – known as the Leuenberg Agreement for short, which acts as the basis for the Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) – and as part of the series of events celebrating this anniversary, an international academic symposium is to be conducted at the Reformed Theological University of Debrecen (Hungary) from 9 to 11 March 2023. This symposium will offer a special opportunity to reflect critically and constructively upon the relevance of the Leuenberg Agreement and the results of the ensuing common theological work process. The focus will be on the contemporary significance of the realisation of common church existence launched by the Leuenberg Agreement and the question as to how this might and must be shaped in the future.

Proposals (including ones that incorporate other perspectives) are invited particularly, but not exclusively, on the following topics:

- Trinity and church (communion)

- Realising church communion in shared aspects of church life

- Ecumenical dimension of church communion

- Biblical hermeneutics and church communion

- Church communion in the face of ethical differences

- Church communion under circumstances of different social experiences and realities

- The potential for reconciliation provided by the Leuenberg model for life in churches and societies

We look forward to receiving your proposals for presentations and workshops. The conference will be conducted in German and English.