Vera La Mela

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords


  • Ecumenical theology, Systematic theology, Spiritual ecumenism, Theology of the laity, Unity of the Church


I am a doctoral student in Global Christianity and Interreligious Relations. My main subjects are systematic and ecumenical theology with a focus on ecumenical ecclesiology and the theology of the laity. In my dissertation, I study the notion of unity in the early work of Chiara Lubich, the founder of the ecumenically oriented Focolare Movement.

Recent research outputs

Vera La Mela, 2020, On Nations and the Churches: Ecumenical Responses to Nationalism and Migration: Proceedings of the 20th Academic Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica. Creemers, J. & Link-Wieczorek, U. (eds.). Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Vol. 129. p. 284-297 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Vera La Mela, 2019, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 124, 2, p. 131-143 12 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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