Submissions deadline for next year’s award is 15 February 2024
(LWI) - Applications are now open for the 2024 Harding Meyer Prize in Ecumenism. The prize is awarded every two years to continue the legacy of the German theologian who broke new ground in strengthening relations between different Christian denominations.
Many recent developments in ecumenical dialogues have been possible thanks to Meyer’s pioneering work on the two key principles of reconciled diversity and differentiated consensus. A veteran of many international dialogues, Meyer argued that these principles enabled churches to make progress towards reconciliation and unity without sacrificing their own distinctive identities.
Meyer's doctrinal and methodological work continues to inspire and open new doors.
– LWF’s Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, Prof. Dr Dirk Lange
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, Prof. Dr Dirk Lange said: “The LWF and the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg are indebted to Prof. Harding Meyer and grateful to his family for establishing this important award that brings to the forefront current ground-breaking work in ecumenism. Meyer's doctrinal and methodological work continues to inspire and open new doors.”
The €3000 prize is awarded by the Board of the Lutheran Foundation for Interconfessional Research, in partnership with the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, where Meyer worked from 1971 until his retirement in 1994. The award was established by his family following his death in 2018.
The deadline for submitting an application is 15 February 2024. Applications should be sent as PDF files to:
Institute for Ecumenical Research,
ATTN: Harding Meyer Prize in Ecumenism,
8 rue Gustave-Klotz,
F-67000 Strasbourg, France