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Sustainable Development needs attention for religion


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam launches extraordinary chair together with ICCO and ACT Alliance

Miroslav Volf coming to the Vrije Universiteit on November 9


The Faculty of Religion and Theology and the Amsterdam Centre for the study of Lived Religion have invited the renown theologian Miroslav Volf to the faculty for a consecutive seminar on Friday the 9th of November.

Succesful "Gulag Lecacy" conference in Amsterdam


On 8-9 June the Institute for the Academic Study of Eastern Christianity (INaSEC) organised the international conference “Gulag Legacy: History, Memory and the Sacred in Post-Soviet Russia” at the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam.

Tjitze Baarda Memorial Lecture given by prof. Ulrich Schmid


On Friday June 15, 2018, prof. Ulrich Schmid (Wuppertal-Bethel, INTF Münster) gave the first Tjitze Baarda Memorial Lecture at the Vrije Universiteit.

Religion and Ecology conference with the Ecumenical Patriarch


Representing the Amsterdam Centre for Religion and Sustainable Development, Ruard Ganzevoort and Jan Jorrit Hasselaar participated in a conference on religion and ecology, organised by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Roundtable Religion and Sustainable Development


Started by the Amsterdam Centre for Religion and Sustainable Development

Masterclass and lecture by Graham Ward (Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University) on the theme of receptivity in theology


Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March at the VU campus Amsterdam

Scholarships available for "2nd Master" students


Students who wish to pursue their second Master at the Faculty of Theology, can apply for one of the available scholarships.

Institute for Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Religion and Theology announce 2018 Senior Fellow in Ethics of the Anthropocene


Professor Dr Ernst M. Conradie from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa has been appointed as Senior Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene Program for 2018. His term at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will run for two periods in May and June 2018 and November 2018 to January 2019.

The Future of Pentecostalism Conference 2018


09-10 February, 2018 / Register now

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam develops McClendon Chair


The Dutch Baptist Seminary, the Faculty of Theology of Vrije universiteit, and six other partners signed a partnership agreement to establish the James Wm. McClendon Chair for Baptistic and Evangelical Theologies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The McClendon chair expands the chair of Baptist Studies held by Prof. dr. Henk Bakker.

Karen Armstrong awarded honorary doctorate at VU Amsterdam


If there is one concept that defines the work of British author and religious scientist Karen Armstrong, it is compassion. She highlights this common core in a wide variety of religious traditions and has made an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the position different religions hold in society.

Forthcoming 12th Biannual International IRTI Conference Public Theology in Plural Contexts Hosted at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong June, 15 till 18, 2017


How to deal constructively with religious, economic, social, cultural and ethnic plurality in different contexts from the perspective of the Reformed tradition as a source of public theology?

The VU Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene: Religion, Ethics, and Environmental Change


In 2018 a senior scholar will be selected for the Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene. Applications should be submitted by July 15th 2017.