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  • 10 Nov, 2014

    Press Release: Council of Europe Sides with CEC on Human Rights complaint

    The European Committee of Social Rights has delivered a decision in favour of the Conference of European Churches in its complaint against the Netherlands. In early 2013, CEC asked the Committee to find that the right of undocumented adult migrants to food, clothing, and shelter has not been respected, in violation of the European Social Charter.

  • 8 Nov, 2014

    Press Release: European churches discuss involvement in public debates

    On November 6 and 7, 2014, 20 people, representing 15 different churches from 15 countries, assembled in Strasbourg to discuss the question “How do churches speak up in public debates?” The aim of the workshop was to gain insights into the most effective and the most truthful ways to be heard and seen in public debates. Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (PAS), and human procreation were taken as case studies.

  • 6 Nov, 2014

    CEC Annual Review 2013 now available

    The major challenges confronting Europe and the rest of the world impel us to look outwards after a necessary period of internal renewal. Pray for all the Churches of Europe, and those of other faiths, and pray that CEC may find its proper vocation of service for the churches in this new context as it did of old half a century ago. Such is the theme of the 2013 annual review.

  • 3 Nov, 2014

    Press Release: Congratulation to the new European Commission

    The Conference of European Churches congratulates the newly appointed European Commission, President Jean-Claude Junker and the Commissioners, and wishes God’s blessing and accompaniment for the start of their work on 1 November 2014.

  • 13 Oct, 2014

    Press Release: CEC response to the proposed EU climate change policy for 2030

    The Conference of European Churches urges the European Council ‘to be more ambitious in their final decision when shaping EU climate and energy policies’. This is underlined in the letter that has been sent by CEC to the EU decision makers in view of the upcoming meeting of the European Council, which should adopt decisions on the future shape of EU climate policies up to 2030.

  • 10 Oct, 2014

    Press Release: CEC Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winners

    The Conference of European Churches congratulates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai who were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 for their work on "the struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the rights of all children to education"

  • 2 Oct, 2014

    CCME Press Release: Remembering persons who have lost their lives calls for a commitment to prevent such catastrophes

    One year after the tragedy off the shores of Lampedusa, persons across Europe remember the persons who have lost their lives in this and many other incidents in the Mediterranean Sea. The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe takes this opportunity to call on churches, governments, European institutions and people across Europe for a commitment to prevent such catastrophes.

  • 30 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: ECEN Assembly

    The 10th Assembly of European Christian Environmental Network concluded in Balatonszarszo (Hungary) on 30 September, 2014.More than 100 delegates and guests from 24 countries, engaged in works on care for creation, attended the Assembly under the theme of 'Energy and Climate Change - the Churches' Role and Voice' offered a place for discussion, worships and sharing of the churches’ concerns related to climate change and energy use.

  • 27 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: 10th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network

    The 10th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) under the theme ‘Energy and Climate Change – the Churches’ Role and Voice’ will take place from 27 September – 1 October 2014 in Balatonszárszó (Hungary). The aim of the meeting is to offer a space for a discussion on recent developments in climate change, energy and ethics, and to strengthen Churches’ engagement and cooperation in responding to these concerns.