Das Anliegen von
„Christ und Jurist“ ist es, christlichen Glauben und juristische Arbeit so zu verbinden, dass der Einsatz für das Recht zum Dienst am
Menschen wird.

für Studenten

Preliminary program of the Congress on "Freedom" as of 18 April 2016:

Friday, April 29, 2016

starting from 4:00 p.m.


Registration of the Participants at the Congress Office

Contact persons of the various “Christ und Jurist” regional groups are available for questions.

starting from 4:15 p.m.

Guided walks in small groups through the city center of Stuttgart, incl. Stiftskirche and St. Eberhard's Cathedral

6:00 p.m.


7:30 p.m.

Inaugural Speech

Dr. Patrick Menges
Chairman of the association “Christ und Jurist”

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Maier,
Regional bishop, retd. (Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg)
Patron of the Congress

Key Note speech
„Le rapport  entre la vérité et la liberté“ –
The relationship between truth and freedom
Sharing from personal experience (with translation)

Georgina Dufoix
Former French Minister of Social Affaires

starting from 9:30 p.m.

Late Night Café

Saturday, April  30, 2016

8:30 a.m.

 Devotional (optional)

9:30 a.m.

„Freedom in the Constitutional State“

Prof. Dr. Fabian Wittreck
Professor for Public Law and Managing  Director of the Institute of  Public Law and Politics at the University of Münster (Westfälische  Wilhelms-Universität)

10:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

„Called to freedom – the theological dimension of freedom“

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Schockenhoff
Priest and Professor for Moral Theology at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität)
Vice Chairman of the German Ethics Council

12:15 a.m.

Workshops A – Expound upon the topic of the congress

starting from 1:15 p.m.

Communal Lunch

2:30 p.m.

„Judicial freedom – bound to the law and yet independent?“

Eberhard Stilz
President of the Constitutional Tribunal in Baden-Wurttemberg
Former president of the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court

3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers

4:00 p.m.


4:30 p.m.

Workshops B – Selected professional groups

6:00 p.m.

Evening Mass in St. Eberhard's Cathedral

starting from 7:00 p.m.


8:15 p.m.

Evening Program – onstage!

Carlos Martinez
Pantomime Artist with more than 30 years of stage experience

starting from 9:30 p.m.


Meeting God
Prayer and Worship

Late Night Café

Sunday, Mai 1, 2016

10:00 a.m.


Worship Service (Stiftskirche)
Prelate Ulrich Mack, Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg
Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Maria Renz, Diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart


Invitation to Share Experiences

11:45 a.m.

Concluding Panel Discussion on Open Questions and Practical Next Steps (Hospitalhof)

1:00 p.m.

Lunch, afterwards departure