Recent news

No Longer Strangers?


Former student of VU-Faculty of Religion and Theology publishes his experience as a refugee in the Netherlands.

VU New Year’s Gala 2019


For the first time, we will be awarding all teaching prizes at the same time during the VU New Year’s Gala.

An afternoon on engaged and public scholarship with professor Anthea Butler


Thursday the 13th of December professor Anthea Butler invites VU students to a discussion on engaged and public scholarship in the new 3D centre for Dialogue, Diversity and Debate at the VU. Currently Butler is working at the VU as a scholar in residence on a Religion and International Journalism grant.

Academic Lecture Catherine Chalier: The Asymmetry of Love


On december 6th, Chris Doude van Troostwijk affiliated to the Mennonite Seminary (VU) organises an Academic Lecture at the faculty Religion and Theology.

Sustainable Development needs attention for religion


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam launches extraordinary chair together with ICCO and ACT Alliance

Miroslav Volf coming to the Vrije Universiteit on November 9


The Faculty of Religion and Theology and the Amsterdam Centre for the study of Lived Religion have invited the renown theologian Miroslav Volf to the faculty for a consecutive seminar on Friday the 9th of November.

Succesful "Gulag Lecacy" conference in Amsterdam


On 8-9 June the Institute for the Academic Study of Eastern Christianity (INaSEC) organised the international conference “Gulag Legacy: History, Memory and the Sacred in Post-Soviet Russia” at the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam.

Tjitze Baarda Memorial Lecture given by prof. Ulrich Schmid


On Friday June 15, 2018, prof. Ulrich Schmid (Wuppertal-Bethel, INTF Münster) gave the first Tjitze Baarda Memorial Lecture at the Vrije Universiteit.

Religion and Ecology conference with the Ecumenical Patriarch


Representing the Amsterdam Centre for Religion and Sustainable Development, Ruard Ganzevoort and Jan Jorrit Hasselaar participated in a conference on religion and ecology, organised by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Roundtable Religion and Sustainable Development


Started by the Amsterdam Centre for Religion and Sustainable Development

Masterclass and lecture by Graham Ward (Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University) on the theme of receptivity in theology


Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March at the VU campus Amsterdam

Scholarships available for "2nd Master" students


Students who wish to pursue their second Master at the Faculty of Theology, can apply for one of the available scholarships.

Institute for Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Religion and Theology announce 2018 Senior Fellow in Ethics of the Anthropocene


Professor Dr Ernst M. Conradie from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa has been appointed as Senior Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene Program for 2018. His term at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will run for two periods in May and June 2018 and November 2018 to January 2019.