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.

Group Photo SocOec 2020

Due to the unpredictable evolution of the pandemic, the 21st Academic Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica has been postponed once again. The new dates of the Consultation are: 05-10 May 2022The theme of our Consultation in Malta is “Living Tradition: Continuity and Change as Challenges to Churches and Theologies.” More information about the 2022 Consultation in Malta will be made available in due time at https://www.um.edu.mt/theology/outreach/societasoecumenica

Nevertheless, Societas Oecumenica organizes a half-day online meeting  in the afternoon of 23rd of April 2021 to bring the members and friends of Societas together for a meet-and-greet session and discussions. The topic will be The Dynamics of Tradition: Living Faith in Times of the Pandemic. More information about the event are available at: https://www.um.edu.mt/theology/activities/thedynamicsoftraditionlivingfaithintimesofthepandemic