News

  • 20 Mar, 2015

    World Council of Churches delegation visits Ukraine, CEC President included

    From 17 to 20 March a World Council of Churches delegation visited Ukraine. The delegation included high-level representation from churches in the WCC fellowship, including Conference of European Churches President Rt. Rev. Christopher Hill, DD, KCVO.

  • 15 Mar, 2015

    CALLs Beitrag zur Konsultation zur Arbeitszeitrichtlinie

    Das CALL-Netzwerk (Church Action for Labour and Life = Aktion der Kirchen für Arbeit und Leben) nahm an der Konsultation der Europäischen Kommission zur Überarbeitung der Arbeitszeitrichtlinie teil. In den vergangenen Jahren arbeitete CALL an Fragen im Zusammenhang mit prekärer Arbeit und definierte ein Konzept von „guter Arbeit“.

  • 15 Mar, 2015

    CALL Contributes to consultation on Working Time Directive

    The CALL (Church Action on Labour and Life) 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.

  • 6 Mar, 2015

    World Day of Prayer: Women across the globe pause for prayer, peace, and solidarity

    On this first Friday of March, Christian women from over 170 countries around the world are celebrating the World Day of Prayer. With historical roots reaching to the late 19th century, this worldwide observance seeks to unite women across races, cultures, and traditions.

  • 16 Feb, 2015

    CEC Condemns Copenhagen Shootings

    The Conference of European Churches again grieves the tragic and violent loss of life on European soil. We condemn the Copenhagen shootings that left a reported two civilians dead and five police officers injured, and ended in the death of the alleged shooter.

  • 12 Feb, 2015

    Ceasefire brokered for Ukraine, CEC prays for lasting peace

    The Conference of European Churches, along with many political and religious institutions across Europe, expresses its relief at the announcement of a ceasefire in Ukraine. After 16 hours of negotiations in Belarus, the political leadership of Russia and Ukraine along with France and Germany brokered a ceasefire deal that will come into effect on 15 February.

  • 6 Feb, 2015

    Prayers for an end to Human Trafficking

    On Sunday 8 February 2015, Roman Catholics around the world will celebrate the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. This date falls on the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who later became a nun and was canonised in 2000.

  • 1 Feb, 2015

    Dialogue, peace building at heart of World Interfaith Harmony Week

    Just four years ago the United Nations unanimously adopted a proposal declaring the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week. Since this first observation in 2011, the week has grown into a worldwide celebration of dialogue and peace building. Hundreds of local events bring together people from different religious traditions in a shared love of the good and love of neighbour.

  • 21 Jan, 2015

    CEC mourns Death of CPCE President Bishop Emeritus Prof. Dr. Friedrich Weber

    The Conference of European Churches joins the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) in grieving the death of their President, Bishop Emeritus Prof. Dr. Friedrich Weber. His death following a period of illness came just days after the most recent CPCE Council meeting in Budapest, where members were still prayerfully hopeful for his recovery.