The centre serves as an international platform for contemporary art, culture and religion. It focuses on the organization of lectures, meetings and discussions mostly with international guests; it initiates the preparation of book editions or publication in both academic periodicals and popular journals and cooperates during liturgical and artistic interventions of contemporary art in sacred spaces. The centre was established in 2007 and it operates within the Department of Theological Ethics and Spiritual Theology.
The aim of the centre is to research the history of Czech theology, especially the period of the 19th and 20th century. The term theology is understood in its wide sense. It thus refers to the reflection of Christian revelation and the world view influenced by it. That is why it the centre does not focus only on theology as a set of scientific disciplines (scientiae sacrae) but also on unscientific or rather ante-scientific expressions of this reflection, mainly Christian literature. The centre administers a vast documentation containing the heritage of some principal personalities of Czech Catholicism from the second half of the 20th century.
Centre Pro Oriente Christiano was established on 23rd June 2010. It is a part of the Department of Theological Ethics and Spiritual Theology. The centre is specialised in the study of theology, spirituality, liturgy, canons, history and culture of the four eastern Christian patriarchal traditions, i.e. of Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople. Our particular aim is to devote our attention mainly to those churches of the Byzantine rite that are present in the Czech Republic. Our research is carried under an ecumenical perspective and will contribute to building bridges that may connect various Christian denominations.
The Centre of Theology, Philosophy and Media Theory [cTPM] is an international research platform within the body of the Charles University, Catholic Theological Faculty, in Prague. Bringing together a team of young theologians, philosophers, theorists and thought-leaders, it aims to rethink and develop the resources of the theological tradition for a media-dominated world, providing access to a dynamic and vital source of support for (post)modern societies, contributing to the international academic debate, and providing education of the highest standard to an international body of postgraduate students. On a long-term horizon, the platform of cTPM aims to foster a dialogue between academia and contemporary society within the turbulent world of media and in the public sphere.
The principal aim of the Centre of Applied Ethics is to build a platform for meeting and dialog of academic workers and external specialists. The purpose of these meetings is to develop ethical reflection as regards various areas of human conduct. The activities of the centre are focused on broad research and teaching, organization of colloquia, seminars and conferences devoted to applied ethics. The centre also administers its own library, which is a part of the faculty’s library.