Thursday, 10 January 2008

10th International Bonhoeffer Congress in Prague - bursaries available

This week Keith Clements, former general secretary of CEC and chair of the 10th International Bonhoeffer Congress, sent information about the Congress which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 22-27 July 2008.
The theme will be Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Theology in Today's World - a Way between Fundamentalism and Secularism? The theme will be treated not only by an impressive panel of plenary speakers beginning with the Professor Jürgen Moltmann of Germany who will give the keynote address, but also in over thirty seminars on a wide variety of particular topics by scholars from many different parts of the world.
Further information about programme, accommodation, costs etc. is available on the Congress website.
Keith also added that thanks to the generosity of some donors the Congress is able to offer a number of scholarships to cover the costs of registration and accommodation at the Congress for participants who would otherwise not be able to participate for financial reasons. Priority candidates for such bursaries will be participants, especially students, from Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Please publicise it through your institutions and networks of communication, and wherever you have contact with people whom you consider could qualify for consideration. Application forms can be obtained from the Congress office in Prague see and by going to the Congress website.
Meanwhile for more information about Bonhoeffer, there's a good bibliography here on the Bonhoefferian blog and there are many other sites in various languages about his life and work. The Cambridge Guide to Bonhoeffer edited by John de Gruchy looks interesting. Keith Clements' is one of the people who has been involved in the project of editing the new translation into English of Bonhoeffer's work and lectures widely on Bonhoeffer and other contemporary church history issues. His most recent book on Bonhoeffer and Britian is reviewed here.