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  • 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).

  • 22 Apr, 2013

    Church and Society Commission discuss the European Year of Citizens

    The European Year of Citizens 2013 has been the main theme of the annual plenary meeting of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CSC) that took place in Brussels from 18-20 April.

  • 1 Mar, 2013

    Addressing injustices of the world – undeniable task of the churches

    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.

  • 17 Dec, 2012

    How to build a European Model of the Social Market Economy? 

    On 14 December, CEC joined forces with COMECE and the Bureau of Policy Advisers of the European Community to hold a dialogue seminar, "How to build a European Model of the Social Market Economy?"

  • 10 Oct, 2012

    CEC, COMECE meet with Cyprus EU Presidency

    The delegation of Cypriot and European Church representatives were received by the Cypriot Deputy Minister for European Affairs Andreas D. Mavroyiannis on 6 October in the Presidential Palace in Nicosia as part of the series of regular encounters between Churches and EU Presidencies. They had an exchange of views concerning a series of topics related to the agenda of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU.

  • 27 Apr, 2012

    Human Enhancement: promises and realities Churches warn but do not reject

    From 25-27 April 2012, around 50 representatives mainly from European churches but also from other religions and the fields of politics, ethics, and science, met in Brussels to discuss the subject of human enhancement. The conference was organized by the Church and Society Commission (CSC) of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), a platform in which a range of Christian denominations in Europe work together. A common workshop with STOA at the European Parliament, brought together around one hundred participants.

  • 9 Oct, 2010

    Christian and Muslim leaders of Cyprus committed to promoting dialogue

    “We ask you, therefore, to exercise your influence so that the religious freedom becomes a reality for all people of Cyprus, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots” appealed His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, the Archbishop of Cyprus, speaking in a seminar on the theme “An ongoing need for freedom of religion or belief in Cyprus” on 5 October 2012 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

  • 12 Jul, 2010

    EU Commissoner Andor:  Churches are crucial partners in combating poverty

    In June 2010, the European Council set the target of taking 20 million people out of poverty by 2020. What is necessary to meet this ambitious target? - In a dialogue seminar with the European Commission, the Churches in Europe expressed their commitment to intensify their cooperation with the European Union to combat poverty and social exclusion. They expressed their interest in actively participating in the work of the European Platform against poverty which is being set up by the EU.

  • 21 Nov, 2009

    Minimum Standards (Minimal Rights) for Churches and Communities of Faith and Conviction

    From 6 to 10 November 2002 the Working Group on Human Rights and Religious Freedom of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of the European Churches (CEC) organized a consultation in Vienna under the theme: “Religious Freedom – Majority and Minority Communities in their Relation to the State”.