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.
27 Sep, 2014
The 10th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) under the theme ‘Energy and Climate Change – the Churches’ Role and Voice’ will take place from 27 September – 1 October 2014 in Balatonszárszó (Hungary). The aim of the meeting is to offer a space for a discussion on recent developments in climate change, energy and ethics, and to strengthen Churches’ engagement and cooperation in responding to these concerns.
9 Sep, 2014
“We stand for Sustainability and Eco-justice” was the main conclusion of the conference which was held in Brussels on 9 September. The Conference, co-organised by Christian organisations in Brussels, gathered representatives of the EU Institutions, Christian youth organisations and churches representatives. The forum emphasised that entering a path to decarbonise societies and climate justice can be achieved only through cooperation of many stakeholders including those from politics, civil society and churches. A specific role is to be given to the younger generation in this process.
1 Aug, 2014
The CALL Network in collaboration with Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe and Eurodiaconia is hosting a conference in Brussels (Belgium) from 26 to 28 October 2015.
1 Mar, 2014
The CALL network has participated in a European Commission consultation on the revision of the EU Working Time Directive. Over the last four years, CALL has worked on questions related to precarious work and defining a concept of good work. These reflections enabled CALL to submit an informed response to the questionnaire to the European Commission.
21 Oct, 2013
Im Lichte des fünften Sachstandsberichts der Zwischenstaatlichen Sachverständigengruppe für Klimaverschlechterung (IPCC) und im Vorfeld der Warschauer Konferenz zum Klimawandel (COP) wurde ein eintägiges Seminar unter dem Titel „Umweltschutz und Klimawandel als eine Herausforderung für die Politik - die Rolle der Ethik, der Lebensstile, der Solidarität und der globalen Gerechtigkeit“ abgehalten.
21 Oct, 2013
In light of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment report, and in advance of the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, a one day seminar entitled “Environmental protection and climate change as a challenge for policies – the role of ethics, lifestyles, solidarity and global justice” has concluded.
17 Oct, 2013
Climate change as a challenge for EU policies – the role of ethics, lifestyles, solidarity and global justice
The dialogue seminar between representatives of churches and European institutions took place on Thursday, 17 October 2013. The event was organised jointly by the Church and Society Commission of CEC, the Commission of the Episcopates of the European Community (COMECE) and the Bureau of European Policy Advisors of European Commission (BEPA).
5 Sep, 2013
The Conference of European Churches and the Latin American Council of Churches have produced a filmed report on their dialogue concerning the threats and challenges of globalisation.
1 Mar, 2013
Injustices of the current world pose a substantial challenge for the unity of the Church; the question of catholicity and justice cannot be separated. This was the underlining message of the preparatory meeting for delegates of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches from European churches, which took place from 27-28 February 2013 in Brussels.
28 Feb, 2013
The Church and Society Commission (now merged with CEC) offered delegates to the upcoming WCC Assembly a space for the sharing of information and coordination. The meeting took place from 27 to 28 February in Brussels. Here are some documents relating to the meeting.