As a social institute, Kommende Dortmund specifically supports the development of contemporary Christian social ethics in projects. This includes the sensitization of students to business ethics in the project Business Ethics at Schools in the Ruhr Region, the promotion of young scholars in social ethics in the Forum Social Ethics, the publication of the scholarly social-ethical journal Amosinternational, the Kommende magazine “k-Punkt”, the promotion of youth social engagement in Eastern Europe in the project socioMovens and the social-ethical training of young Eastern European priests through the summer school Social Academy "Giving Europe a Soul".