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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. With thanks to Johannes Meier for the clip.
18 Jul, 2017
On July 12, 2017 representatives from a range of religious organisations met with senior European policy makers to explore different dimensions of resilience and how faith-based actors can contribute to fostering resilience.
11 Jul, 2017
In light of three recent papers on defence policy by the European Commission, the Conference of European Churches (CEC) is calling on the European Union to avoid opening way for the militarisation of its budget and structures. The EU should instead strengthen its role as an actor for peace and reconciliation through non-military instruments.
6 Jul, 2017
This was the central message of the fourth annual Conference of European Churches Summer School on Human Rights, which took place in Palermo (Italy) from 2 to 6 July. The gathering brought together 45 human rights experts, scholars, and church representatives from across Europe for a week of intensive learning and dialogue.
30 Jun, 2017
Syriac Patriarch visits CEC, European Institutions: An ancient faith in the midst of contemporary conflict
The patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, visited the Conference of European Churches office in Brussels today following an international conference at the European Parliament highlighting the future of Christianity in Iraq.
28 Jun, 2017
On 27 June, the European Parliament, under the patronage of President Antonio Tajani, convened a dialogue with representatives of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities on the future of Europe. The high-level dialogue was inspired in part by recent European Parliament resolutions on improving its various treaties and on the 2017 European Commission White Paper on the future of Europe.
28 Jun, 2017
Have no fear – but hope! 20th General Assembly of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe takes place in Prague
The 20th General Assembly of the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe took place in Prague from 21 to 25 June.
23 Jun, 2017
No longer strangers: Conference of experts confirms churches’ role in creating welcoming and integrating societies
The biblical imperative to welcome the stranger was at the heart of a Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) conference in Prague (Czech Republic) this week. The event brought together more than 70 representatives from Hungarian, Slovak, and Czech churches, governments, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), regional non-governmental organisations, and delegates to the CCME General Assembly, which follows on 23 and 24 June.
22 Jun, 2017
Yesterday the president of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey Mehmet Görmez took part in Islamic prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which were also broadcast on state televisio