Invitation to ECEN Theology Workshop "The Ecumenical Theology of Hope for Oikos (Our Common Home)", 28-29 August 2017, Budapest

The Ecumenical Theology of Hope for Oikos (Our Common Home)

28–29 August 2017, BudapestEcumenical Council of Churches in Hungary

ECEN warmly invites you to its next Theology Workshop held in Budapest on 28–29 August 2017. The aim of this workshop is to deepen our theological insights and in mutual sharing to contribute to clarifying what is the role of theology in our works on care for creation.

Call for papers

What is the basis of our hope? How can we make a realistic, immanent theology of hope in ecological context? What kind of ark we have to make for the end of the world? […]

ECEN would like to encourage you to give your contribution regarding to the theme of 'the ecumenical theology of hope in our common home'. The contributions will be presented and discussed in our meeting.

Please send your proposal of your contribution with a title and an abstract in 250 words to Tamás Kodácsy on kodacsy [dot] tamasatgmail [dot] com (kodacsy.tamas @ by 31 March 2017.


Registration fee includes all meals and one night accommodation.

Without accommodation – 30 EUR
Single room (Ecumenical Centre) – 80 EUR
Double room (Ecumenical Centre)  – 65 EUR
Hotel Actor**** Single Room – 110 EUR

If you require financial assistance please contact to ECEN Secretary Peter Pavlovic (pptatcec-kek [dot] be). We have limited financial facility for people from Eastern European churches.

Maximum number of participants: 20 prs.

Please fill out and send your registration form here by 31 March 2017.

Proposed program

28 August

 – 12.00


12.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 14.30

Welcome, opening worship

14.30 – 16.00

Workshop 1.
Introduction, recent developments in creation care in our churches

16.00 – 16.30


16.30 – 18.00

Workshop 2.
Theology of Hope for Oikos -- Systematic Theology
(initial input: Panu Pihkala)



20.00 –

Free program

29 August

08.00 – 09.00


09.00 – 09.15

Morning worship

09.15 – 10.45

Workshop 3.
Theology of Hope for Oikos -- Practical Theology
(initial input: Tamás Kodácsy)

10.45 – 11.00


11.00 – 12.30

Workshop 4.
Theology of Hope in the Context of Current Climate Negotiations
(initial input: Peter Pavlovic)

12.30 – 13.00

ECEN On the Way to The Next Assembly 2018

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 –

Optional: Budapest sightseeing

We are looking forward to seeing you and working together in Budapest!