Ecclesiology and Theological Dialogue
Theological dialogue runs through all CEC work. In this area, we give special emphasis to theological reflection on the challenges facing the churches of Europe, to dialogue, and encounters among Member Churches and National Councils of Churches. Our work in this area also focusses on the relationship between minority and majority churches. The foundation for all work in this area is the Charta Œcumenica.
For the period of 2015-2018, work in this area will focus on the following themes:
- Evaluating the impact of the Charta Œcumenica
- Responding to growing secularism
- Commemorating the Reformation from an ecumenical perspective
- Theological education
20 Jul, 2017
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) with a European focus took place in Berlin from 19 May to 1 June 2017. The intensive programme brought together 130 theological students from 58 countries, all the way from Australia to Zambia. Watch this short video for an inside look at two weeks overflowing with community building, learning, and dialogue. With thanks to Johannes Meier for the clip.
24 May, 2017
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) with a European focus is off to a spirited start. Just some days ago, more than 130 theological students from all around the world made their way to Berlin for two weeks of engagement with established and up-and-coming scholars and church leaders.
18 May, 2017
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) with a European focus comes to Berlin from 19 May to 1 June 2017. The intensive programme brings together 130 theological students from 58 countries, all the way from Australia to Zambia. This diversity is only amplified by the diverse fields of study, Christian traditions, languages and cultures represented among the faculty and student body.
4 Apr, 2017
“What contribution can those involved in the interreligious work of the churches offer in the current challenges faced in Europe at the present time?” This was the primary question addressed during a 29-31 March meeting of people working as interreligious officers for various churches in Europe and church-related organizations.
22 Mar, 2017
From May 19 to 1 June, theological students studying at institutions across Europe will gather in Berlin for the 2017 edition of the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI'17).
22 Feb, 2017
On 20 and 21 February in Paris, the Joint Committee of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met to reflect on 45 years of ecumenical cooperation between the two organisations and to explore new ways of cooperating.
16 Feb, 2017
From 20 to 21 February 2017 the French capital will host the next annual meeting of the Joint Committee of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC).
18 Jan, 2017
The following is a joint message of the presidents of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017. His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa is the president of CCEE and the Rt Rev. Christopher Hill KCVO, DD is the president of CEC.
7 Jul, 2016
Other Churches, not least members of CEC have been looking with profound interest and prayer at the planned Holy and Great Council of the 14 independent and autocephalous Orthodox Churches throughout the world which met in Crete from 20 -25 June
28 Jun, 2016
The Conference of European Churches commends its Orthodox Member Churches for the successful proceedings of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, held on 20 to 25 June in Crete. The Council was an expression of Church unity, and thus of great ecumenical significance.