Mission Statement

At present, ethical questions are socially as well as politically highly relevant. It is to be expected, that this trend towards ethics will furhter increase due to the demand to reflect on the moral foundations of modern societies. For the Church and for the Catholic Theological Faculty, ethics, in a special way, forms a bridge to society, politics and sciences, which are guided by secular and humanistic principles. Thus, ethics can represent central concerns of the Christian tradition before the public, especially the option for the poor and the commitment to justice, peace and the integrity of creation.  In relation to other churches and religions, theologically sound social ethics has a mediating task. It, therefore, has to meet challenges both on an ecumenical and an interreligious (and thus inter-cultural) level, whereby a fruitful encounter with Islam plays an important role in the present situation.