Prof. Anton Stres studied theology in Ljubljana and Paris and received his doctorate in theology in Ljubljana in 1974 and the one in philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Catholic Institute in Paris in 1984. From 1973 to 2005, when he retired with the title Professor Emeritus, he taught philosophy at the Faculty of Theology in Ljubljana, where he also held the offices of the Vice-Dean and Dean and of the Head of the Institute of Philosophy and Social Ethics.
For eight years he was the editor of the journal Theological Quarterly, for twenty-five years he was the President of the Slovenian Commission of Justice and Peace, he was also the counsellor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Vice-President of the Conference of the European Justice and Peace commissions. He was a member of the Council for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms as well as a member of the Yugoslavian Forum for human rights. For fifteen years, he headed the Commission for Regulating the Relationship between Church and State in Slovenia.
During all this time, he wrote numerous articles dealing with topical issues at the transition from the totalitarian regime to democracy. His bibliography comprises over 400 titles of books and brochures as well as scientific, technical and popular articles, of which eighteen are separate books and brochures in the fields of history of philosophy, philosophical theology, ethics, human rights, political theory, philosophy and spirituality.
He took over the offices of the President of the Catholic Institute and of the lecturer in philosophy at the Faculty of Business Sciences in autumn 2015.