International Centre for Studies in Religious Education (LUMEN VITAE)

Centre international d'études de la formation religieuse (CIEFR)
Centro Internacional de Estudios de la Formación Religiosa
Internationales Studienzentrum für Religiöse Bildung und Erziehung

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1935 Leuven Belgium


Founded by R-XR1677 - Society of Jesus (SJ), as 'Centre documentaire catéchétique'. Transferred to Brussels (Belgium) and present name adopted 1946. Statutes amended: 19 Feb 1955; 13 Mar 1969; 16 May 1974; 21 Apr 2004.


Contribute methodically to the progress of religious education and religious psychology worldwide, at all levels from early childhood to adult.


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General Assembly (annual), only full members having voting rights. Administrative Council of 7. Includes: educational centre; school of catechism; E-XE2469 - International Institute of Catechetics and Pastoral Studies.


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GOAL 4: Quality Education



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