Faith Rooted Activism

Michelle Ferrigno Warren Michelle Ferrigno Warren knows of what she speaks and writes. Regarding social and economic justice, Michelle’s effective engagement with problems of human deprivation is born from her personal experience. 25 years ago, she and her husband, David, helped organize Open Door Ministries, a church and community development corporation in downtown Denver, Colorado. Together,…

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Giving Tuesday 2022

Join TDBI With Courageous Giving! Today is Giving Tuesday! Today is the day when kind and generous givers like yourself make meaningful contributions and leave their marks on countless organizations in their own communities and around the world! We at The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute could not be more grateful and honored to be among the charities…

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Our Work – Seeking Prophetic Witness

Our Work – Seeking Prophetic Witness  Ephesians 4:11 reminds us that God raises up prophets and teachers among us. These extraordinary individuals reflect Bonhoeffer’s deep spirituality, perceptive nature, and intellectual prowess. Through our work over the past several years, The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute has been graced to find ourselves in the company of even a…

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Our Mission in Action – Finding Common Cause

Our Mission in Action – Finding Common Cause Dietrich with students at Finkenwalde. Acting with ethical courage has consequences, an often unfortunate and unintentional one being loneliness. As Jesus alluded to when he preached how the broad, well-traveled road that leads to destruction and the narrow road that leads to life, those who act with…

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Our Mission in Action

Our Mission in Action – TDBI Senior Fellows Most people know our namesake, Dietrich Bonhoeffer as the courageous martyr who opposed Adolf Hitler and his government’s antisemitic, racist Nazi tyranny. Many also remember reading Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship or Life Together, popular texts for church and seminary reading groups. These initial associations are significant because they connect…

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Our Approach to Bonhoeffer

Our Approach to Bonhoefferian Ethics The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute president, Rev. Rob Schenck, often says that to know our namesake as a morally courageous martyr is to know only a small fraction of him. Bonhoeffer was a resister of Nazism, an opponent of politicized religion, and an advocate for Jews and other oppressed peoples in…

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A Continued Call to Responsible Action

A Continued Call for Responsible Action Since April, The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute has been a prime contributor to the movement asking the World Council of Churches (WCC) to suspend member privileges for the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church. In addition to the development and circulation of a petition demanding action, we worked closely…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

  October 15 marks the conclusion of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. Given the rich texture of Spanish-speaking cultures, their continuous presence in the Americas since the 15th century, and their now more than 18% share of the U.S. population, we joyfully celebrate this meaningful observance. At The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, we…

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August Reading with Bonhoeffer – The Collected Sermons

As summer draws to a close, we hope that you were able to find some time for rest and reflection. Our prayer was that our Summer Reading with Bonhoeffer Series provided you an opportunity to spend some time with the wise words of our namesake and that in reading Who is Christ For Us?, Spiritual Care, and Collected…

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Christians United Against Gun Violence

Gun Violence Prevention Sunday: September 18 On September 18, Christian communities across the country will unite against gun violence by leading services of Lament, Repentance, and Action. Christians United Against Gun Violence is asking congregations to directly address the gun violence pandemic during their Sunday September 18 worship services, similar to the widespread incorporation of World Communion…

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