This is the motto of the International Old Catholic Congress (IAKK), to which the Old Catholic Church of Germany invites you to Bonn from 1 to 4 September 2022.
Old Catholics of the Union of Utrecht from near and far as well as ecumenical friends from other churches will come together on the Rhine during these days.
In exchange with each other, in workshops, lectures, church services or at social gatherings, they will look together at what moves Christians today.
Youth Congress meets at the same time
The international Old Catholic youth associations will hold their youth congress for young adults and young people from the age of 12 at the same time.
Varied conference programme
In various programme points you will have the chance to explore what it means to live Christianity today. Together we will search for fresh impulses for our own life as well as for the life of the church and congregation now and in the future.
Workshops on Friday and Saturday
Friday will begin at the WCCB with a thematic impulse followed by workshops. Saturday morning will be similar, with events taking place at various Old Catholic institutions and churches in the city of Bonn.
Church services and a boat trip
The thematic part of the congress will end early on Saturday evening with a boat trip and dinner on the Rhine. Various spiritual offerings, such as morning and evening prayers and Eucharistic celebrations on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, invite you to take a deep breath during the congress days.
On Sunday, various church services in Bonn and the surrounding Old Catholic parishes invite you to join in the celebrations.
Prices and accommodation
The ticket for all congress days costs 150.- EUR and gives you access to all official events (including the boat trip). It includes lunch and dinner.
Hotel contingents in various price categories have been reserved.
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased for individual days.
Languages German and English
Simultaneous translation into English will be available at the opening ceremony and the keynote address on Friday morning at the WCCB. An extended translation offer into other languages is under consideration.
Some workshops will be offered in English. Other offers are partly bilingual (German and English).
Contact and questions
For all questions, please contact the Episcopal Ordinariate in Bonn:
Gregor-Mendel-Straße 28, D-53115 Bonn.
Telephone: +49 228 23 22 85
Congress and Corona
During the congress, any existing protective regulations and ordinances of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the city of Bonn will apply. We will provide information on the applicable regulations on this homepage in the run-up to the Congress.