Professorship of Theological Ethics and Social Ethics

The Chair of Theological Ethics focuses on the research and teaching of moral theology and social ethics (in particular via the Institute of Social Ethics ISE, which falls under the Chair of Theological Ethics). This includes scholarly reflection on issues at an individual ethical level (moral theology) on the one hand and on ethical topics at a social level (social ethics) on the other, as well as the interaction between both levels.

This scientific basis has enabled the Chair of Theological Ethics to become a dialogue partner for politics, business, civil society on a local, regional, national, and international level.


University of Lucerne
Chair of Theological Ethics
Frohburgstrasse 3
P.O. Box 4466
6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 229 52 26 (Administration)
Presence Time: Tuesday (8.00 - 13.00), Thursdays and Fridays



«In our day, humanity has entered a new era in which our technical prowess, especially digital technological prowess, has brought us to a crossroads (cf. LS, 102), influencing greatly our common good. It is urgent, therefore, to explore the ethical dilemmas around such technological development, and how some basic ethical consensus can help us use, especially again, digital technology for the common good. In this regard, this book “Digital Transformation and Ethics” makes an invaluable contribution.» Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Read more


ISE Ethick Kirchschläger

Video Portrait of Prof. Dr. Peter G. Kirchschlaeger

What is right? What is good? Insight into Theological Ethics.