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Institute for Theology and Peace

The Institute for Theology and Peace (Institut für Theologie und Frieden – [ithf]) is an academic facility of the Catholic Church and is administered by the Catholic Military Pastoral Care Service. At the core of its research and documentation activity lies political and social debate on issues of peace viewed from a theological perspective. It is the task of the Institute to research the ethical fundamentals of a blueprint for lasting peace for mankind and to carry the fruits of that effort into the ongoing discourse on the politics of peace.

 

News

 

 March 13-15 2013, International Symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pacem in Terris: „Peace through Law. How Can The Human Race Overcome War?" Read the article here (only available in the German language).

 

February 22 2013, Collection „Texte und Dokumente zur Friedensethik" [Texts and Documents about Peace Ethics]

Texts and documents about peace ethics are collected on un.iversity.org. Because of copyright the access is limited. If you want to join the team, create an account on the iversity-website and join the group: "Texte und Dokumente zur Friedensethik".

 

January 1 2013, Relocation of our headquarters

Due to extensive renovation work within and to the Catholic Academy building in 2013, we have relocated our headquarters within Hamburg. For more information please check out our contact page.

 

May 31 2012, "From Afghanistan to Libya: Learning from Mistakes"

Report of the lecture given by Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven on March 14 2012 at the Überseeclub in Hamburg, Germany. Read the article here (only available in the German language).

 

May 21 2012, Article covering the Lecture "Challenge Afghanistan"

The lecture given by Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven on March 14 2012 was published in the latest issue of "zur Debatte" [for debate] the magazine of the Catholic Academy in Bavaria. Read the article here (only available in the German language).

 

May 16 2012, Report about the Panel Discussion "Revolution in the Arabic World"

On May 09 2012, the panel discussion "Revolutions in the Arabic World: Opportunities and Challenges in Europe" was held in the Hanse Lounge in Hamburg, Germany. Participants were, amongst others, Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven and retired General Wolfgang Schneiderhan. The event was organized by the Catholic Peace Foundation and the Vontobel Bank. Read the report here (only available in the German language).

 

May 15 2012, Report about the ITHF International Symposia in Cologne

EA report about the symposium held from May 11-12 2012 in Cologne; "Limits to the Use of Violence during Legitimate Military Operations". Read the report here (only available in the German language).

 

May 03 2012, Interview with Prof. Dr. Justenhoven about the subject of Syria

During a radio interview with domradio.de, Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven speaks about the situation in Syria. Listen to the interview here (only available in the German language).


May 14 2012, Academy Discussion "Afghanistan" in the Catholic Academy in Bavaria

Within the context of the discussion, Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven held a speech titled "Challenge Afghanistan - Ethical Aspects of Political-Military Deployment". Read the transcript here (only available in the German language).


January 14 2012, "Mission Failed" Symposia concerning the War in Libya

The international intervention in Libya's civil war has lead to intense discussions. At the ITHF, academics discuss the intervention's pros and cons. Read the symposia report here (only available in the German language).