Economic and Ecological Justice
The challenges arising from recent economic crises, continual economic imbalances and injustices, and the growing urgency of ecological problems are among the core concerns of European churches. Our work in this area will includes monitoring, providing expertise, and advocacy on EU policies including the Sustainable Development Goals.
We are also contributing to the World Council of Churches’ Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, especially leading to the United Nations Climate Change Conferences. We are also encouraging and accompanying our Member Churches in their efforts in this pilgrimage, especially through the CEC Pilgrimage website.
We will also contribute to the WCC programme Economy of Life for All Now and work on the assessment of position papers from a European perspective.
The Conference of European Churches provides the secretariat for the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN). This network focusses on raising awareness and providing a platform for sharing and encouragement.
For more information on our work in this area, please email CEC Study Secretary Peter Pavlovic.
11 Jul, 2019
CEC Annual Report 2018 titled "You Shall be my Witnesses" is now available online in English, French, German and Russian. The report records highlights from CEC activities in 2018.
4 Jun, 2019
Focusing on the theme “Together in Hope and Witness” – the CEC Governing Board have finalised the strategic priorities for CEC’s work for the next four years.
4 Sep, 2018
CEC and CCEE participated at the first Ecumenical Prayer for Creation in Assisi.
30 Aug, 2018
To observe the "Season of Creation" CEC and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences of Europe have released a joint video.
28 Aug, 2018
The 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches recommended to CEC Member Churches six areas for concern in the coming years.
13 Jun, 2018
This week Christian leaders signed a letter of support for the Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect the environment.
31 May, 2018
“Taking the environment seriously is part of our faith.”
17 Nov, 2017
CEC and COMECE welcome the inter-institutional proclamation on the European Pillar of Social Rights to be signed today at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth that is taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden.
6 Oct, 2017
Am 5. und 6. Oktober versammelten sich in Volos (Griechenland) Vertreterinnen und Vertreter von KEK-Mitgliedskirchen aus Südeuropa für die dritte von einer Serie regionaler Konsultationen, die der Vorbereitung der KEK-Vollversammlung in Novi Sad im Jahr 2018 dienen.
6 Oct, 2017
On 5 and 6 October in Volos, Greece, representatives from CEC Member Churches in Southern Europe met for what is the third in a series of regional consultations leading to the 2018 CEC General Assembly in Novi Sad.