International Bonhoeffer Society

12th Annual Bonhoeffer Festival in Claremont, CA (Keynote: Dr. Stephen R. Haynes, Thursday, April 18th, 2024) – Zoom Available

Keynote Presentation: The Battle over Bonhoeffer: Debating Discipleship in the Age of Trump Dr. Stephen R. Haynes Festival Schedule: 12:30: Commemorative Luncheon 1:30: Keynote Presentation – Dr. Stephen R. Haynes, Professor of Religion at Rhodes College 2:45: Panel Discussion and Q & A – led by Rev. Dr. Thomas Johnson 3:30: Reception and Table Talk, [...]

XIV International Bonhoeffer Congress in Sydney, Australia, January 2024

Crisis and Hope: Reading Bonhoeffer for Today  ‘We should have so much love for this contemporary world of ours, for our fellow human beings, that we should declare our solidarity with it in its crisis and hope’ (DBWE 10:326). The XIV International Bonhoeffer Congress, “Crisis and Hope: Reading Bonhoeffer for Today,” was held January 14-18, 2024 [...]

In Memoriam: H. Martin Rumscheidt (1935-2024)

Rev. Dr. Hans-Martin Rumscheidt Martin Rumscheidt, a beloved member of the Bonhoeffer community, was born on July 24th, 1935 in Germany and died January 29th, 2024 in Dover, New Hampshire, USA. A memorial service will be held on March 23rd, 2024 at 1:00pm in Durham, NH with additional services planned in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He [...]

International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section Elects New President, November 2023

The International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section (IBS-ELS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Lori Brandt Hale, Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), has been elected the eighth president of the Society’s Board of Directors. The IBS-ELS includes members from the United States, [...]

Registration Open: IBS-ELS Annual Members’ Dinner 2023 (Friday, November 17th in San Antonio, TX)

2023 IBS-ELS Annual Members’ Dinner The International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section invites you to our annual Bonhoeffer Society Dinner, which is held conjointly with the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 2023  TIME: 5:45 PM WINE RECEPTION AND BOOK DISPLAY             6:15-8:00 PM DINNER AND PROGRAM WHERE: San Antonio Mennonite Fellowship, [...]




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