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  • 20 Nov, 2014

    Press Release: Digital Churches? Challenges in proclaiming the Gospel today

    The CEC-CCEE Joint Committee annual meeting took place from 17 to 19 November in Hannover at the invitation of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD). Participants gathered to discuss the theme Communication of the Gospel in Today’s Europe. Different speeches were given on three main sub themes: the communication in Today’s Europe; Christian communication and “marketing” of Christian faith today and Christian Communication and building communion

  • 19 Nov, 2014

    Press Release: Communication of Christian Faith in Today’s Europe

    Communication of the Christian faith in today’s Europe will be the focus of the annual meeting of the Joint Committee of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE), scheduled to take place in Hannover (Germany) from 17-19 November.

  • 17 Nov, 2014

    Press Release: Standing up for Freedom of Religion or Belief

    Training on Freedom of Religion or Belief took place from 12-15 November in Elstal, Germany. The training was hosted by the Union of Free churches in Germany, organized by the European Baptist Federation (EBF) and the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CEC).

  • 12 Nov, 2014

    Training on Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief for All

    Training on Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief for All, in cooperation with the European Baptist Federation, the Union of Evangelical Free churches in Germany & the Church and Society Commission of CEC will take place from 12 to15 November 2014, Elstal (near Berlin), Germany.

  • 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.