Introduction

image001The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 114 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 bioethics, peace and reconciliation (including commemorations of World War I), labour and economic issues, climate change, education, economic and social issues, environment, climate justice, human rights and religious freedom, inter-religious dialogue, migration, minority and majority churches, and theological education.

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.