Category Archives: News from PTF

Course for hospital chaplains at ETF UK

Kurz nemocniční kaplan II.On Friday, December 4th, 2020, the ceremonial closing of the fifth cycle of the “Hospital Chaplain” qualification course took place at the Evangelical Theological Faculty of Charles University. The 310-hour course is organised by the ETF in cooperation with the Catholic Theological Faculty of Charles University, the Association of Hospital Chaplains of the Czech Republic and individual churches in the Czech Republic. Successful completion of the course is one of the conditions for the work of clergy in medical facilities. Continue reading Course for hospital chaplains at ETF UK

Trip to Terezín

Terezín II.On Tuesday the 15th of December 2020, the International Department of the Protestant Theological Faculty organized a trip for the foreign students of the Faculty to the former Ghetto and concentration camp in Terezín (Theresienstadt). This might look like a rather unusual activity for the time of Advent, but these days provided the best conditions for meetings in groups as far as the COVID-19 restrictions were concerned. We even had an opportunity to ask our friends and colleagues from other Faculties to join us. Continue reading Trip to Terezín

„Ecumenical“ orientation programme for incoming Erasmus students at Prague theology faculties. Protestant and Catholic Theological Faculties join forces

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESEvery year incoming Erasmus exchange students at the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University (PTF) can look forward to a two-week orientation programme immediately before the start of the winter semester organised by the PTF International Office. In addition to practical and administrative information about their stay in Prague (registering as students, choosing and enrolling for courses, using public transport, healthcare and insurance, etc.) the programme also includes an intensive beginners’ course in the Czech language (four hours every morning), and visits to places of cultural and historical interest in Prague. Continue reading „Ecumenical“ orientation programme for incoming Erasmus students at Prague theology faculties. Protestant and Catholic Theological Faculties join forces

The Coronavirus and the Prague Theology Faculty

ETF-budova-01Like everyone and everything else, the Prague Theology Faculty was heavily affected by the coronavirus epidemic. The Faculty building in Cerna Street remained practically empty from mid-March to mid-May 2020. However, students, teachers, and other staff continued working from home. Students also found time to help those affected by the coronavirus restrictions. Continue reading The Coronavirus and the Prague Theology Faculty

A practice placement for a German student in a Czech school

9. fotka Anne SeilerIt is perhaps not widely known that the international students who come to study at the Prague Theology faculty each year through the Erasmus programme sometimes also carry out a practice placement in addition to their studies. They are usually social work students doing practical work in a social work setting, but this year a theology student also had a practice placement… Continue reading A practice placement for a German student in a Czech school

Professor Petr Pokorný, 1933–2020

9.Petr Pokorný_cb (2)In the early morning of 18 January 2020, Petr Pokorný, Professor of New Testament Studies at the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, died at the age of 86, surrounded by his family. In him the Faculty and the church have lost an outstanding and popular teacher, a perceptive researcher of international renown, and a tireless organiser of academic work, whose profound erudition in biblical studies, theology, philology, and philosophy was combined with the friendly and open certainty of a witness to the Christian faith. Continue reading Professor Petr Pokorný, 1933–2020

Positive Energy for Society

8.z internetu (1)On the 25th of February 2018, 70 years to the day since the Communists illegitimately took over power in Czechoslovakia, two students of the Protestant Theological Faculty of the Charles University, Mikuláš Minář and Benjamin Roll, founded an organisation with the aim of protecting democracy in the Czech Republic. Both felt that democracy was in jeopardy in our country, primarily because of the Czech Republic’s Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. Continue reading Positive Energy for Society

A look back over the history of the Prague Theological Faculty, 100 years after its foundation

01-retezWhen the Protestant Theological Faculty was founded in 1919, it was the first opportunity for students to officially study Protestant theology in the Czech lands for centuries. Before the First World War, Bohemia had been part of Catholic Austria, and there had been many restrictions on Protestants. Candidates for the ministry had had to go to Vienna to study. Continue reading A look back over the history of the Prague Theological Faculty, 100 years after its foundation