25th International Congress 


"Ecclesiastical Justice"



The 25th International Congress of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches will be taking place from 26-30 September 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. The topic of the Congress will be "Ecclesiastical Justice." A more complete schedule will be made available in the coming weeks. 

The Congress will be taking place at the "88 Rooms Hotel" in Belgrade. Additional information will be posted soon. 

The Board of the Society announces a call for papers. The Board welcomes paper proposals related to the topic of ecclesiastical justice in both theory and practice in the Eastern Churches. Topics may include, but are not limited to: ecclesiastical justice and how it is exercised, its relation to the sacrament of marriage, its relation to the sacrament of penance, ecclesiastical justice and clergy offenses/penalties, a ecclesiastical justice in light of sexual misconduct, etc.


   Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 400 words with the Curriculum Vitae of the author attached. Please be aware that accepted proposals are only available for publication in the Society’s issue of Kanon and, unless otherwise indicated, will not be presented at the Congress in September. Moreover, the completed paper must receive approval from the Board prior to being published in Kanon so as to ensure academic quality. Proposals are to be sent to the Society no later than 30 May 2022 at societylawec@gmail.com. The subject of the email should be labeled as “Call for Papers – Proposal”. A decision regarding the proposals will be made around 30 June 2022.