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Areopagus Forum: "Probing the paradox of forgiveness"

Thursday, 14 December 2023  |  19:00  |  Forumul Areopagus  |  Facebook  |  Zoom

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Speaker: Cristian Mihuț, PhD, Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion

In dialogue with Adrian Popa, Gonzaga University (USA) and Silviu Rogobete

Originally from Reșița, Romania, Cristian Mihut is a professor of philosophy at Bethel University (Indiana), where he has been teaching for over 20 years. He is the author of Gracious Forgiveness: A Theological Retrieval, and currently a Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion, where he is investigating the concept and virtue of gentleness.

Areopagus Forum: "Markets, morality and the Common Good"

Wednesday, 1 November 2023  |  19:00  |  Areopagus Forum  |  Facebook  |  Zoom

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Special Guest: Dr. Richard Turnbull, Director Oxford Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics

Moderators: Silviu Rogobete și Adrian Hudulin

A special Areopagus Dialogue with Dr. Richard Turnbull. Revd Dr Richard Turnbull is the Director of the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, an Oxford think-tank dedicated to exploring the relationships between economics, business and society with religion and theology. He holds degrees in economics and theology and a PhD in theology from the University of Durham. He has published numerous papers and books across a range of perspectives, including an acclaimed biography of Lord Shaftesbury, the nineteenth-century evangelical social reformer. You are all warmly invited!

The Areopagus Forum, special edition: "Sectarians - the experience of marginal religious groups in the 20th century and post-communist transformations - the Case of Bessarabia"

Wednesday, 18 October 2023  |  18:00  |  Areopagus Forum  |  Facebook  |  Zoom

Training course: Project management

Course details  |  Registration form

Training Program in Biblical Counseling

January 2024 -  November 2025  |  18:00  |  Biblical Counseling  |  Facebook

M.A. Program Registrations 2023

May - September 2023  |  Master Degree Courses

Registration is done exclusively online at, but candidates can benefit from support in this regard at the UVT headquarters: How to apply – online registration process

The 30th Romanian Cultural Awareness Course

6 – 7 April, 2023 | 9:00am - 6:00pm  |  Romanian Culture

Click here for details.

Romanian Cultural Awareness Course

Areopagus Forum - Double Event

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 | 12:00 and 19:00 |  Areopagus Forum

Event #1: Wednesday, November 23, 12 noon, at the Areopagus Center
Religion and the current challenges of the European Union
Round table, moderated by Silviu Rogobete & Alex Neagoe

Event #2: Wednesday, November 23, 7 p.m., Roundtable, online
Religious virtues for a secular(ized) Europe
Guests: Teofil Stanciu and Dănuț Mănăstireanu. Moderator: Silviu Rogobete
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TERMINATOR - SF or REALITY? The challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Monday, 14 November 2022 |  19:00 |  Facebook  |  Areopagus Forum

We are waiting for you at a presentation on a topic with high stakes for the future - Artificial Intelligence! Special Guest: Prof. Univ. Dr. Emanuel ȚUNDREA

Release of Cambridge Papers (project supported by Sallux Foundation).

Interdisciplinary Conference – Religious Hypotheses and the Study of Human Nature

The interdisciplinary conference will be held in Timisoara, Romania from 28-29 October, 2022. It focuses on the biblical view of human beings, seeking to answer the question about its truth from a multiplicity of angles, from philosophical through theological to scientific-empirical approaches. The talks are addressed to academics working in and outside the respective fields as well as to an interested lay audience. Attendance is free, for more information please refer to the poster above or visit:

The project “Religious Hypotheses and the Study of Human Nature” is a part of the project “New Horizons for Science and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe” funded by the John Templeton Foundation, coordinated locally by the Agora Christi Foundation and carried out under the auspices of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion of the University of Oxford and the Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch.

The new normal: between identity and ideology

Wednesday, October 19, 2022  |  19:00 |  Facebook  |  Areopagus Forum

A topic of great interest addressed by Vlad Crîznic at the Areopagus Center! Don't miss this meeting!

Release of Cambridge Papers articles (project supported by the Sallux Foundation).

Areopagus Forum: Double Event, April 13 & 20, 2022

Event # 1: The Christian Foundations of the European Project

Wednesday, April 13, 11 a.m., at the Areopagus Center

Event # 2: The moral roots of the European Union projected into the future

Wednesday, April 20, 6 pm, Round table, online

Horia-Roman Patapievici and Teodor Baconschi, guests of honor of Mircea Mihăieș
Silviu Rogobete

Link Zoom:

"Timisoara for Ukraine"

Monday 28 February 2022 |  Timișoara Community Foundation  |  Facebook page  

We live and witness the tragic moments experienced by innocent people, women and children in Ukraine, subjected to the constant attacks of a criminal aggressor. It is time to mobilize and do all we can to alleviate their suffering. The image of God shines in each one of them.

To maximise efficiency and avoid any overlapings, the Areopagus Center has decided to join the efforts of the communities in the city of Timișoara, inviting you to channel your financial support to the "Timișoara for Ukraine" project.

At this stage, the first fundraiser for the city of Cernăuți (Ukraine) is launched following a request for civil protection equipment from the mayor's office there. Your money will be used so that women and children who fled the war-zones and arrived in Cernăuți can be accommodated in proper conditions, and the wounded, if they are transported there, can benefit from medical treatment.

The "Timișoara for Ukraine" campaign is carried out through the collaboration of Timisoara City Hall, NGOs, associations, religious communities, local entrepreneurs and involved citizens, in solidarity with Ukraine.

Donation account: RO28 RNCB 0255 1510 2294 0001

Bank: BCR

Details: Support for Ukraine

Account holder: Fundatia Comunitara Timisoara

Vulnerability and Christian love in time of war

Wednesday, 2 March 2022 |  19:00-20:30  |  Zoom Link  |  Facebook page  |  Areopagus Forum - Online Dialogues

Special Guests:

Date: 2 March 2022, 19.00 - 20.30

Link Zoom:

The first training module, INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE COUNSELING, will take place between January 14-15, 2021

Biblical Counseling Department

Training Program in Biblical Counseling

Registration period: October 1st – December 15, 2021  |  More Info:  Biblical Counseling Department

Biblical Counseling

Protestantism in Romania: the ethos of the first generations of Baptists in the mountainous Banat

Wednesday, 7 July 2021  |  7:00-8:30 PM  |  Online event  |  Facebook page  |  Areopagus Forum

M.A. Program 2021 Registrations

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The Theology of the Cross in Martin Luther's Vision: Some Paschal Reflections

Wednesday, 31 March 2021  |  7:00-8:30 PM  |  Online event  |  Facebook page  |  Areopagus Forum

COVID-19 and the problem of suffering: some theological reflections

Wednesday, 31 March 2021  |  7:00-8:30 PM  |  Online event  |  Facebook page  |  Areopagus Forum

Combating Religious Persecution: Realities and Pitfalls

Friday, 20 november 2020  |  7:00 PM  |  Online event  |  Facebook page  |  Cambridge Papers

Areopagus Wednesday Forum is back! Special guest Dr. Meic Pearse. Live Video

Wednesday, 10 June 2020  |   6 PM - 7:30 PM  |  Live video  |  Facebook page

"The historical roots of the toxic mix of religion and politics in the U.S." Special guest: Meic Pears, (B.A., University of Wales, 1978; D.M.S., Polytechnic of Wales, 1981; M.Phil., D.Phil., Oxford University, 1989, 1992) was Professor of History and the founder and director of the East Meets West Honors Program at Houghton College NY (2005-19).

Host: Silviu Rogobete

Please register following the link:

Prior to the event you will receive an email with the link for zoom location! Looking forward to seeing you! More details on our Facebook page

Hristos a Înviat!

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, she is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." 2 Cor. 5:17. Painting by Silviu Oravitzan


MODULE 12: Counseling in the Local Church

November 8-9, 2019  |   Biblical Counseling Department

MODULE 12: COUNSELING IN THE LOCAL CHURCH will be held on November 8-9, 2019. The lectures of this training module in biblical counseling will be taught by Rev. Doug Markesbery (ACBC counselor - Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and missionary of Grace Fellowship Church, KY, USA).  

MODULE 11: Biblical Communication & Conflict Resolution

September 13-14, 2019  |   Biblical Counseling Department

MODULE 11: Biblical Communication & Conflict Resolution will be held on September 13-14, 2019. Instructors for this training module in biblical counseling will be Blair Alvidrez and Doug Markesbery (ACBC counselors - Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and missionaries of Grace Fellowship Church, KY, USA).


July 12-13, 2019  |   Biblical Counseling Department

MODULE 10: FAMILY COUNSELING will be held on July 12-13, 2019. Our special guests and teachers for this training module are Dr. Bob & Ruth Froese (Faith Fellowship Biblical Counseling Center, USA).

Series of cultural events with Trent Sanders, M.A

Wed - Fri, 26-28 June 2019  |  19:00  |  Details  |  Facebook  |  Areopagus Centre

MODULE 9: Biblical Counseling & Physiology (Medical Issues & Depression)

May 17-19, 2019  |   Biblical Counseling Department

MODULE 9: Biblical Counseling & Physiology (Medical Issues & Depression) will be held on May 17-19, 2019. Dr. Daniel R. Berger II (director Alethia International Ministries, SUA) will teach the sessions of this training module in biblical counseling.

Connection and integration: Preventing radicalisation and extremism

19-20 April 2019

Social inclusion through Education, Training and Youth, Erasmus + (580205-EPP-1-2016-1-IT-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN). Project description


January 11-12, 2019  |   Biblical Counseling Department

MODULE 7: DEALING WITH ADDICTIONS IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING will be held on January 11-12, 2019. Instructor for this training module in biblical counseling is Tim Brown (Director, His Steps Ministries & Certified Counselor - ACBC, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, USA).

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