The Johann-Adam-Möhler-Institute has a variety of different tasks, ranging from the research on the dialogue with non-Catholic churches and faith communities to courses and lectures concerning the ecumenical movement.
We actually work on two important projects, the ecumenical commenting of the 95 indulgence theses and an international Symposium in Rome. Both are focused on Martin Luther and the history of the Reformation. The institute thus contributes to the preparation of the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. The churches of the Reformation will celebrate this anniversary in 2017 and have begun their preparations with the Martin Luther Decade in 2008.
Our intensive courses on ecumenism and our ecumenical seminars held at the institute in Paderborn have been and still are part of the fixed programme for many years. The dialogue with the Free Churches and the Orthodox Churches are only two examples for our intensive engagement promoting mutual ecumenical understanding.