Erny Gillen (moralfactory.com) was born 1960 in Luxembourg. He studied Ethics and Theology in Luxembourg, Chur (CH) and Louvain-la-Neuve (B). Today Ethics & Leadership are his core interests after having taught Ethics and led Church organisations for more than 25 years. Last year he wrote an open letter to Pope Francis available in 4 languages (Deutsch, Français, English and Español). His early experiences with issues related to justice and social peace led him to study the autonomy of morality in the contexts of Religion, most prominently in his PhD thesis (Wie Christen ethisch handeln und denken). In Caritas Luxembourg, Europa and internationalis he defended the Samaritan Imperative as the foundation of all daily praxis of catholic social work. He was a core member of the delegation defining new relations between State and religious communities in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.
Today he works internationally as a freelance ethicist and theologian.