The 2nd International Conference on Christian Studies (ICCS) – 2017 which was collaboratively organized by the Department of Western Classical Culture & Christian Culture of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya and National Christian Council (NCCSL), Sri Lanka was successfully held on the 15th of September 2017 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The conference was organized to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (1517) and its main theme was “The Impact of Lutheran Reformation on the Church and Society”.
The chief guest of the event was the Prof. Bimali Jayawardena, Acting Vice Chancellor and the Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Kelaniya. The keynote speech on the topic of “The Socio Political Background of the Reformation and its Relevance for Today” was delivered by Rev. Dr. Einar Tjelle, the Assistant General Secretary, Council of International Relations, Church of Norway.
Cadre Chair & Senior Prof. N.P. Sunil Chandra, the Chairperson of the Research Council of the University, Prof. Patrick Ratnayake, the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Senior Lecturer (Ms.) Esha Gamlath, the Head of the Department of Western Classical Culture & Christian Culture, Senior Lecturer (Mr.) P. Wijith Rohan Fernando of the Department of Western Classical Culture & Christian Culture, other academic and non-academic staff members of the Department of Western Classical Culture & Christian Culture, many undergraduates and many academics graced the event.