Ichthus 21

European Institute for Re/conciliation Studies*

What is Ichthus 21?

  • A Christian (non-profit, non-denominational) organisation dedicated to the promotion of European identity formation based on Christian values and beliefs.
  • Rooted in a Christian vision of God’s mission that is global in scope and ecumenical in perspective.
  • A response to the biblical mandate that in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself… and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. — 2 Corinthians 5:19

Our Mission

  • To foster the understanding and practice of peace, justice and solidarity within and between individuals, communities and Churches in Europe.
  • To inspire and support leaders, communities, and congregations in Europe to live as ambassadors of reconciliation in a world where differences (related to ethnicity, culture, gender, social status and/or religion) increasingly cause tensions between individuals, groups and nations.
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* What are Re/Conciliation studies?

Conciliation studies (from the Latin conciliare, to bring together) is a general term that refers to the process of bringing different parties into relationships of mutual benefit and enrichment, in order to live in a model of unity in diversity.

Reconciliation studies refers more specifically to the healing of broken relationships, the resolving of conflicts and wrongs of the past in order to reestablish and restore relationships.

Our Services

We offer courses and seminars for groups and organisations, and personalised counselling for individuals and couples.

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Teachings of Jesus

Courses examining the Biblical and theological foundations of Christian thought as revealed in the teachings of Jesus.

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Unity in Diversity

Seminars on unity and fellowship within the Christian community and the wider European community.

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Counselling and Coaching

One-on-one counselling and personal guidance. Institutional consultation and leadership coaching.

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Dr. Raymond Pfister

Dr. Pfister holds a doctorate in theology (PhD equivalent) from the University of Strasbourg, France. He has been involved in ministry since 1984, through several European churches and institutions, both in the UK and on the continent. He has worked in a campus environment with the Academy of Mission at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and online with King's Evangelical Divinity School (UK). His wide experience includes lecturing, dissertation supervision, pastoral counselling, and social work practice among chronically ill alcohol addicts.

After growing up as a French citizen in the province of Alsace, he has ministered in various cultural settings in a number of different European countries. He has ministered in English, French, German, and Italian. His local church commitment has led him to work within varied Pentecostal-charismatic settings. He is, since 2009, both an ordained presbyter with the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (USA), a Christian Convergent Communion, which blends the Evangelical (Scripture), Charismatic (Spirit), and Liturgical (Sacrament) streams of the Christian faith, and Canon theologian of the Order of Saint Leonard (UK), a global charismatic order inspired by the French Saint Leonard of Noblac and Celtic Christianity. He has been married since 1992 to his wife Brigitte, and together they have raised four children.

He founded Ichthus 21 in 2008.

In October 2022, he joined the PhD Faculty at Trinity Bible College & Graduate School in Ellendale, North Dakota (USA), where apart from supervising doctoral students, he also teaches several online courses at the Master’s level (both in English and in French).

Support our work

The ongoing support of individuals, churches and organisations makes it possible for ICHTHUS 21 to continue its core work of engaging men and women across Europe in being actors of conciliation and reconciliation, and empowering churches and communities.

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Contact Us

For further information, or to arrange an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Raymond Pfister
1700 Fribourg