About Us

The European Society for Ecumenical Research „Societas Oecumenica“ was founded in 1978. The members are departments for ecumenical studies at European Universities of all confessions, Church related institutes for ecumenical studies as well as individual theologians from European countries who work in the field of ecumenical studies. Membership can be granted through a written note to the President or the Secretary. The standing committee of the Societas Oecumenica, which consists of five members, decides whether membership should be granted. The main instrument for the work of Societas Oecumenica is the biennial consultation with lectures, workshops and open fora.

The 22nd Academic Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica will take place in Poland at the Pallottine Missionary Centre in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Warsaw, from 5–10 September 2024. The theme of our Consultation and the link to Consultation’s webpages:

Receiving the First Council of Nicaea Today: Ecumenical Learning from Synodal Discernment in the Early Church – 22nd Academic Consultation 2024

Registration is now open!


The 21st Academic Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica took place in Malta from 05 to 10 May 2022. The theme of our Consultation in Malta was “Living Tradition: Continuity and Change as Challenges to Churches and Theologies.”

Many thanks to the keynote lecturers and participants!