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International Holocaust Day of Remembrance

By TDBI Communications | January 27, 2023

Image by Mary Kessel, 1945 Holocaust Remembrance Day The Holocaust, the world’s unparalleled human catastrophe, began with the simple passing of a law by a new majority in the German national legislature. This law, which forbid individuals with a Jewish bloodline from holding government jobs, went largely unnoticed, and few citizens were bothered by this seemingly…

Questions and Answers

By TDBI Communications | January 19, 2023

“Searching For You,” by Mihaela Ionescu Questions and Answers Dietrich Bonhoeffer celebrated and wrote about reality. He was suspicious of magical thinking and fanciful flights of imagination, particularly when it involved religion. Dietrich’s father, Karl, an enormous influence in his life, was a man of science—a psychiatrist and researcher; his mother was trained as a…

Experience the Gift of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

By TDBI Communications | December 23, 2022

Experience the Gift of Dietrich Bonhoeffer! Still looking for the perfect last minute Christmas gift for the Bonhoeffer fan in your life or looking for a way to treat yourself this holiday season? Look no further than our special list of Dietrich Bonhoeffer themed gifts! Featuring books, music, movies, and art, our list invites everyone…

Faith Rooted Activism

By TDBI Communications | December 13, 2022

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,…

Giving Tuesday 2022

By TDBI Communications | November 29, 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…

Our Work – Seeking Prophetic Witness

By TDBI Communications | November 18, 2022

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…

Our Mission in Action – Finding Common Cause

By TDBI Communications | November 17, 2022

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…

Our Mission in Action

By TDBI Communications | November 10, 2022

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…

Our Approach to Bonhoeffer

By TDBI Communications | November 7, 2022

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…

A Continued Call to Responsible Action

By TDBI Communications | October 24, 2022

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…