Christian Peace Ethics – a Project of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

The ecumenical project is based on the project “Protestant Peace Ethics” on which Prof. Dr. Oberdorfer, together with a student assistant, has been working since the beginning of 2004. It is funded by Type A-funding of Augsburg University. In this new and larger project a scientific assistant can be employed. Prof. Oberdorfer, who in 2005 returned from his research term at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, aims at maintaining and intensifying contacts in peace research, for example with the Lutheran World Federation, the Ecumenical Council of Churches, theological institutes for peace research in the USA, and on an interdisciplinary level with catholic theology, politology, sociology, European history of civilisation and communication science. An Initiative for Peace and Conflict Research (IFK) has existed at Augsburg University since 2001. It counts among its members scientists from all university faculties.