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[04-10-2019] Paul Tillich on Religion and Culture


Paul Tillich is one of the most important theologian/philosopher of the 20th century. His way to relate relation to culture will be discussed at this conference.

VU-professor Azza Karam appointed as Religions for Peace’s new Secretary General


At the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace (RfP) in Lindau, Germany, VU-professor Azza Karam (Religion and Sustainability) was appointed as new Secretary General, succeeding Dr. William Vendley. Founded in 1961, Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition dedicated to promoting peace.

We are in charge


Looking back at the opening of the academic year 2 September 2019

Nelly van Doorn appointed Extraordinary Professor for Freedom of Religion or Belief


After holding the extraordinary chair for Muslim-Christian Relations at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) for many years, Nelly van Doorn is now Extraordinary Professor for Freedom of Religion or Belief at the Faculty of Religion and Theology.

Round Table ‘Sowing Hope in the FoodValley’


On Wednesday May 22nd, the Round Table ‘Sowing Hope in the Dutch FoodValley’ was held at a farm in Barneveld.

From Qumran Caves to the Internet - the Open Science Publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls


The Dead Sea Scrolls, found from 1947 onwards in the Qumran caves in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea, have been published in open science form on the internet.

Cities of God: Christianity in Late-Modern Western Urban Society


What is happening to Christianity in western cities? How do Christian communities and organizations engage with the rapidly changing and globalizing context of contemporary urban life?

No Longer Strangers?


Former student of VU-Faculty of Religion and Theology publishes his experience as a refugee in the Netherlands.

VU New Year’s Gala 2019


For the first time, we will be awarding all teaching prizes at the same time during the VU New Year’s Gala.

An afternoon on engaged and public scholarship with professor Anthea Butler


Thursday the 13th of December professor Anthea Butler invites VU students to a discussion on engaged and public scholarship in the new 3D centre for Dialogue, Diversity and Debate at the VU. Currently Butler is working at the VU as a scholar in residence on a Religion and International Journalism grant.

Academic Lecture Catherine Chalier: The Asymmetry of Love


On december 6th, Chris Doude van Troostwijk affiliated to the Mennonite Seminary (VU) organises an Academic Lecture at the faculty Religion and Theology.

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.