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Just Peace International Congress

In cooperation with the VU University and the Mennonite Seminary, the Amsterdam Center for Religion and Peace & Justice Studies organised an academic conference celebrating the 275th anniversary of the Seminary and the inauguration of Prof. Dr Fernando Enns at the then newly established VU Chair on Peace Theology and Ethics.

The conference took place one month after the closure of the Decade to Overcome Violence, initiated by the World Council of Churches and concluded in Kingston, Jamaica, in 2011. The conference in Amsterdam focused on three themes:

  • The role of peace and justice for the unity of the churches;

  • The intercultural contect of Peace with Justice;

  • The interdisciplinary context.

Apart from keynote addresses there- were a number of workshops from different disciplinary perspectives. Notable speakers were, among others, Prof. Jürgen Moltmann (emeritus, Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany), Prof. Eddy van der Borght (Desmond Tutu Chair, VU University).


The conference lead to the publication of Just Peace: Ecumenical, Intercultural, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.