For many years, the International Congress Renovabis has served the dialogue between East and West. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it will be held for the first time as an online conference and will also focus on the effects of the corona crisis on church and society in Eastern Europe.
25th International Congress Renovabis 2021
Note on the status of planning
As already announced, this year's International Congress Renovabis will be dedicated to the subject „‚All shall be one‘. Ecumenism in Central and Eastern Europe – Task and Enrichment“. The planned date is 15 and 16 September 2021.
The decision on whether it will be held in hybrid form with Berlin as the venue or as a purely online event is expected to be made in May of this year.
24th International Renovabis Congress
Online instead of offline
Originally, the 24th International Congress Renovabis was to take place in Munich from 9.-11. September 2020 – due to travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and in order not to take unnecessary risks for all participants, we decided to postpone the planned attendance event until 2021.
Nevertheless, we want to get into conversation about what has been on everyone's minds over the past few months. From 8.-10. September 2020, seven online-based individual events will be held on the topic of „COVID-19: A new Challenge for Church and Society in East and West“. The originally planned theme „Ecumenism in Central and Eastern Europe – task and enrichment“ will then be discussed next year in the context of the 25th International Congress Renovabis.
About the Congress
The International Congress Renovabis, which takes place annually since 1997, serves on the information and discussion about important clerical and societal developments in Central and Eastern Europe, and furthermore captures subjects of pan-European significance. With participants from all parts of Europe the congress has become an important panel for the dialogue between east and west.
The International Congress Renovabis has served the dialogue between East and West for many years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was held as an online conference for the first time in 2020, and its content also focused on the effects of the Corona crisis on church and society in Eastern Europe.
The International Congress Renovabis is a 2-3 day long conference event with participants from all over Europe. It serves to inform and discuss important developments in church and society in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
„Erinnerung und Aufbruch - Wege zur Versöhnung in Europa“: unter diesem Titel stand der Internationale Kongress 2018, der erstmals in Berlin stattfand. 253 Frauen und Männer aus insgesamt 26 Ländern nahmen daran teil.