The work of The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute is to promote the philosophy and moral theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in practical ways for today’s culture. By applying the ideas espoused by Bonhoeffer in his writings — especially those found in Ethics, Letters and Papers from Prison, and Collected Sermons – The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute seeks to find concrete solutions to current ethical crises, conundrums, ambiguities, and dilemmas.
For Bonhoeffer, there was no such thing as morals without actions. The failure to act is to condone wrongdoing and makes us irresponsible people. At The Institute, we believe we have a moral imperative to not only engender discourse on ethical dilemmas, but to provide direction for concrete action to turn ethical challenges into solutions.
Our program includes publications, forums, panel discussions, symposia, and colloquia in keeping with our mission and vision. We also provide tools, recommended resources, commentary, opinion, and expert speakers that offer religious, moral, and ethical perspectives on the issues of the day. All of this is informed by the life and work of Pastor/Dr. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945).