Profile of Journal

Ecumeny and Law

“Ecumeny and Law” is an international scientific journal published since 2013 (as annual and since 2021 as a semiannual) by University of Silesia Press.

An open forum provided for the legal thought, gives the Church an occasion to engage in dialogue with the world that concerns the way of implementing such universal principles as: respect for life, dignity and rights of the human being, freedom, tolerance and, in a wider social dimension – advocating the value of marriage, family, as well as solidarity with the poor, the weak and socially excluded. The need to perpetuate this dialogue has found its actualization in a canonic periodical Ecumeny and Law. Therein, the meeting of theologians representing various Christian churches, and more broadly, the encounter of scholars affiliated to ecumenical movement, with the representatives of legal studies – has as its aim the demonstration of full ecumenical potential of the canon law. The kernel of this dialogue is to call for human being’s subjectivity and unalienable rights, to champion justice, which – in practical terms translates into ensuring the “here-and-now” justice within the basic communities: marriages and families, and consequently – within the societies and nations of nowadays Europe.

Description of the strategy of Ecumeny and Law

In 2018 the Journal was suggested for inclusion in SCOPUS. As a result of a negative answer (2019), the Editorial Team will make another attempt in 2023.