Theological Faculty «Matija Vlačić Ilirik», located in Zagreb, was founded by Lutheran Church and Baptist Union. In 1976., Faculty began its work on Reformation Day – October 31. Named after the most distinguished Croatian Protestant theologian, Theological Faculty «Matija Vlačić Ilirik» serves primarily to Reformation churches and to churches of Reformation heritage, and it extends continuity of Reformation theological idea. Except for education of pastors and theologians, Faculty aims at promotion of general theological understanding within Croatian society, research and promotion of the idea of ecumenism, human rights and Christian peacemaking, and at establishing a network relationships of Croatian theologians with distinguished theological institutions and individuals in the world. Since May 2001. Faculty has the licence for providing higher education as a private religious institution.