The 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Posting of the Ninety-Five Theses Conference

Tuesday May 30 – Thursday June 1, 2017
at Catholic University of America

Sponsored by the Metro D.C. Synod with Catholic University of America, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

This international event will bring to Washington, D.C. a set of renown Lutheran, Catholic and Orthodox speakers from all over the world to talk about the way that Luther’s revolution changed all of Christianity.

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Expected Lutheran presenters include:

  • Dr. Kenneth G. Appold, James Hastings Nichols Associate Professor of Reformation History, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • The Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Wengert, retired professor of church history, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Phialdephia
  • The Rev. Dr. Eero Huovinen, former Bishop of Helsinki, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, and former Vice President, Lutheran World federation

Presenting a survey of Lutheran-Catholic dialogues is:

  • Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, coming from the Vatican

Full details on CUA website

Special Evening Concert and ecumenical worship:


  • $250 – Professor/Clergy/Other
  • $200 – Alumni/retired clergy
  • $125 – Student

Find a full listing of speakers, the schedule and registration link from the Catholic University of America website. First session begins at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and event concludes at noon on Thursday.