" Why should we have Christian schools?"

10th – 12th November 2023 in Prague

Dear friends,

We are happy to invite you for this year’s meeting of the Association of Friends (Spolek) of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University. It will take place in Prague on November 10 – 12, 2023.

The theme of our meeting is about Christian education and Christian (church) schools. In a more and more secular societal environment the existence and the raison d'être of institutions for education with a Christian identity are less evident. Why do Christian schools exist? What do they want to achieve in a secular society? What is their strategy to convince the broader public of the need of their existence? What do they expect from the state and what does the state expect from them? The title of our meeting therefore is

Why should we have Christian schools?

We are working to bring some experts in this field from Germany, Norway and the Czech Republic to our conference who will give us some input into the matter.

Since the faculty is undergoing a major renovation, our meeting will take place somewhere else. We're still in the process of securing a location. We will, of course, send to all registered participants information about the venue, confirmation of accommodation reservations if requested, and a preliminary program.

We have made reservations for accommodation in the hotel KRYSTAL. The accommodation costs (including breakfast), range between 1700 CZK /per night (double room) and 1450 CZK /per night (single room). The Spolek will contribute toward 50% of these costs.

We kindly ask you to inform us about your participation before September 30, 2023 either by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via postal mail to:
Spolek přátel ETF, Černá 646/9, CZ-110 00 Praha 1

Please use the enclosed registration form or fill it online at https://forms.gle/sPubcNfEriMAEDUeA

For more information on the activities of the Association (in English, German and Czech) see the website http://spoleketf.org Around October 10 you will also find the program of the November meeting on our site.
We would also like to remind those of you who are members of our association not to forget to pay your membership fee. The minimum is 250 CZK/year, but you can of course contribute more.... If not for these contributions, we would not be able to organize our annual conferences. In case you participate at this year’s conference, you can pay your membership fee in cash in Prague.

Our bank account:
- Czech Republic – Spolek přátel ETF; no. 2720961001/5500 – Raiffeisenbank, a.s.
IBAN: CZ10 5500 0000 0027 209 61001 / BIC RZBCCZPP

Kindest regards,

Peter Morée (chair) and Michael Hoffmann (vice-chair)

Vera Fritzova

Vera Fritzova, MA
Head of the Office and Faculty Erasmus Coordinator

Office for International Relations
Protestant Theological Faculty
Charles University
Cerna 646/9, CZ-110 00, Prague 1
tel. +420 221 988 211,-212
URL: http://web.etf.cuni.cz/

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