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
31 Aug, 2017
Christians of all traditions acknowledge creation as a gift from God. This is why we are called to care for and manage it with responsibility. We invite you to celebrate from 1 September - 4 October 2017 as the Time for Creation, and 1 September as the Day for Creation.
30 Aug, 2017
What is the substance of hope in the age of climate change? This was one of several questions discussed at the seminar organised by the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) from 28 – 29 August 2017 in Budapest.
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.
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
« Quelle contribution les personnes impliquées dans le travail interreligieux des Églises peuvent-elles apporter dans les défis auxquels l'Europe est actuellement confrontée ? » Tel était le sujet central traité lors d’une réunion qui s'est tenue du 29 au 31 mars, rassemblant des personnes qui travaillent en tant qu'agents interreligieux pour diverses Églises d’Europe et organisations liées aux Églises.
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).