Conference 2020

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Sisters and Brothers, 

herewith we would like to invite you to the IRCA-EUROPE Congress in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania. The conference will take place on 8-11 June 2020 in the Lutheran Academy of Transylvania. The meetings of IRCA-EUROPE take place every four years between the worldwide IRCA conferences, based on the same time rhythm. 

The biblical image of the  sourdough will be the theme and main motivation for the gathering in Sibiu. As Christians we carry the responsability not just for our own families, our direct environment and our communities in which we are active, but also far beyond these.  

Accordingly to that, we want to value the days in Sibiu by informing about the activities of the European Rural Churches, listen to a presentation about the contribution of churches for a sustainable Europe and also place on our agenda the engagement of the Orthodox Church in Romania upon the preservation of the forests.  At an appointment in Rășinari we will get an inside view in the illegal logging of the forests and the local mayor will speak about the sustainable alpine pasture in this area. 

As you can see, our programme is embedded in morning and evening prayers, in listening to the word of God and in the praise and gratitude for Him keeping us alive until now. 

 

IRCA-EUROPE CONFERENCE Sibiu/Hermannstadt, ROMANIA
8-11 JunE 2020 
„sourdough FOR THE LAND“
 
MonDAY, 8 JUNE 2020

18:00: Welcome of the participants and dinner 

 

Tuesday, 09 JunE 2020

09:00 – 11:00: “Sourdough for the land” – The activities of the Congress of the European Churches for the rural area; Speaker: Petr Pavlovic (CEC Brussels)
11:00 – 13:00: The contributions of the churches for a sustainable Europe; Speaker: Councillor of the highest administrative body of the Protestant Church Dr. Matthias Kreplin (Lutheran Oberkirchenrat Karlsruhe)

13:00 – 15:00 Uhr: Lunch 
15:00 – 15:30 Uhr: Coffee break
15: 30 – 17: 00 Uhr: The role of the church in a pluralist Europe-a perspective from U.K.; Speaker: Ann Wright

18:00 Uhr: Dinner 
20:00 Uhr: Welcome at the Orthodox Theological Institute of the Romanian Orthodox Churches

 

Wednesday, 10 JunE 2020

09:00 -10:30: The contribution of the Romanian Orthodox Churches for the preservation of the forests; Speaker: Prof. Dr. Daniel Buda, Sibiu

11:30: Between the deprivation and the replanting of the forests. Challenges in Romania;  Speaker: Adrian Cretu, director of the forestry office Rășinari; chairman of the national federation of the private forest owners 

13:00 Uhr: Lunch with Bogdan Bucur, mayor of Rășinari; sustainable development of romanian mountain villages based on the example of Rășinari, a traditional mountain village; followed by a guided tour 

15:30 – 16:30: The adoption of the final declaration 

16:30 – 17:00: The evaluation of the conference 

17:00 – 18:30: IRCA-Europe board elections 

19:00 – 20:00: Final worship with supper 

20:00 Uhr: Dinner with enjoyable completion  

 

Thursday,  11 JunE 2020

Breakfast

10:00: Guided tour through Sibiu/alternatively visit of the the ASTRA Museum of Folkloric Traditional Civilization in Romania (Registration and a small cost contribution for the trips are possible during the conference)

* Journey home

(Programme modifications reserved)

 

Informations on registration

Lutheran Academy of Baden, Astrid Haupt
Blumenstr. 1-7, 76133 Karlsruhe

e-mail: Astrid.haupt@ekiba.de

Phone +49-721 9175-352, Fax +49-721 9175-25-352

 

Only written registrations by e-mail until 31 March 2020

Accommodation and meals in the Lutheran Academy of Transylvania 

(total Price, without travel expenses): 250,- € per person

Grants for the conference can be requested at the Lutheran Academy of Baden

Please specify if you need a single room!

 

Payment:

After the reservation and registration please pay in accordance with your invoice at the

Evangelischen Bank eG Kassel, payment note: 522064441617 Sibiu

BIC GENODEF1EK1 IBAN DE07 5206 0410 0000 5000 11

 

Office in Romania: 

Lutheran Academy of Transylvania,  Livezii, 55 RO – 550042 Sibiu 

Phone: +4(0) 269 21 99 14

e-mail: eas@neppendorf.de