Introduction

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 115 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican, and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, plus 40 National Council of Churches and Organisations in Partnership. CEC was founded in 1959 and has offices in Brussels and Strasbourg.

In its commitment to Europe as a whole the Conference seeks to help the European churches to renew their spiritual life, to strengthen their common witness and service and to promote the unity of the Church and peace in the world.

CEC works on a number of issues of common concern for European churches. These include dialogue with the European political institutions, ecclesiology and theological dialogue, peacebuilding and reconciliation, human rights, economic and ecological justice, employment and social issues, bioethics, education for democratic citizenship, migration and asylum issues, and EU policy and legislation.

The highest governing body of CEC is the Assembly, held every 5 years and is made up of delegates appointed by CEC member churches and representatives of associated A twenty (20) member governing board meets twice annually to oversee the implementation of the decisions of the Assembly.

We confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and therefore seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.