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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

This project led by Professor Ralf K. Wüstenberg focuses on the analysis of the political and theological dimensions of reconciliation in South Africa after the release of Nelson Mandela and in Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall (Wüstenberg) and the aftermath of the Northern Ireland conflict (Professor John Loughlin).

Public events include a seminar part of the Themed Seminar Series: "Faith and Governance".


Professor Ralf Wüstenberg

Professor John Loughlin



An interdisciplinary research institute inspired by Catholic thought and culture, focussed on contemporary global realities, and dedicated to encounter, dialogue, and transformation