International Bonhoeffer Congress

Every four years, Bonhoeffer scholars from around the world gather for a conference. Scholars in the host location select the theme and organize the event.

REFLECTIONS on the XIV International Bonhoeffer Congress in Sydney, Australia, January 2024 – Updated

Crisis and Hope: Reading Bonhoeffer for Today In January of 2024, nearly 150 participants from around the world gathered in Sydney, Australia to engage the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The sessions were focused, in one way or another, on how Bonhoeffer can help us understand and negotiate the many challenges we are facing [...]

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 [...]

XIII International Bonhoeffer Congress (2020)

How the coming generation is to go on living? Bonhoeffer and the response to our present crisis and hope 19-23 January 2020 Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch, South Africa XIII International Bonhoeffer Congress in Stellenbosch, South Africa (January 2020)

XII International Bonhoeffer Congress (2016)

Engaging Bonhoeffer in a Global Era: Christian Belief, Witness, Service 6 – 10 July 2016 Basel, Switzerland




The English Language Section is dedicated to advancing the theology and legacy of German pastor-theologian and Nazi resister, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in the academy, church, and world, and has been on the forefront of this work for the last fifty years.

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