News

  • 25 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: CALL Network Assembly takes place

    “Bridges between hope and reality – overcoming imbalances in Europe” was the theme of the 4th Assembly of the CALL-network, which was held in Rome from 22 to 24 September. 28 participants from 16 different European countries and even more different churches in Europe reflected on the growing economic imbalances, the impact on employment and labour market in Europe and how they could be addressed to improve matters.

  • 24 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: CEC president greets the Jewish Community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah

    The Conference of European Churches shares with the Jewish communities in Europe hopes for new beginnings in this season of remembrance and renewal. The president, Rt. Rev. Christopher Hill D.D., offered his warm greetings to all in the European Jewish communities and underlined “the deep bonds of solidarity and friendship in faith that bind us together through our common roots”.

  • 19 Sep, 2014

    Summer School on Human Rights takes place in Italy

    The Conference of European Churches launched the project of the Summer School on Human Rights devoted to the topic of Freedom of Religion or Belief from 15-18 September in Palermo, Italy. It was hosted by Italian Protestant Federation with academic support by KU Leuven.

  • 18 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All

    Restrictions of freedom of religion or belief are an increasing challenge to the global world and to Europe in particular. The Summer School on Human Rights, hosted by the Italian Protestant Federation on 15-18 September in Palermo, Italy, is an unprecedented response. For the first time, European Churches join forces in order to designate a school on human rights and in particular to freedom of religion or belief.

  • 9 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: Climate change: Young Christians call on EU to commit to eco-justice

    “We stand for Sustainability and Eco-justice” was the main conclusion of the conference which was held in Brussels on 9 September. The Conference, co-organised by Christian organisations in Brussels, gathered representatives of the EU Institutions, Christian youth organisations and churches representatives. The forum emphasised that entering a path to decarbonise societies and climate justice can be achieved only through cooperation of many stakeholders including those from politics, civil society and churches. A specific role is to be given to the younger generation in this process.

  • 16 Jul, 2014

    The Conference of European Churches congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker on his appointment as the newly elected President of the European Commission.

    Yesterday, on 15th July, Jean-Claude Juncker, the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg was elected as the President of the new European Commission by the European Parliament in a secret ballot with 422 votes in his favour. The Conference of European Churches congratulates the newly elected President on his appointment.

  • 1 Jul, 2014

    Stell Dir ein Europa vor . . .

    Die Europawahlen sind vorbei. Aber die wichtige Aufgabe, die Demokratie lebendiger zu gestalten und immer mehr Menschen zur Teilnahme zu motivieren, bleibt bestehen. Wir bieten den Kirchen diese Serie von 8 Karten an, um sie für europäische Fragen zu sensiblisieren, vor allem die Frage der demokratischen Teilnahme am Leben der Gesellschaft.

  • 1 Jul, 2014

    Imagine une Europe, . . .

    Les élections européennes 2014 sont passées. Mais rendre la démocratie toujours plus vivante et participative demeure une tâche très importante. Cette série de 8 cartes est proposée aux Églises pour les sensibiliser aux questions européennes, surtout celle de la participation démocratique à la vie de la société.

  • 1 Jul, 2014

    Imagine a Europe…

    As a service to Member Churches wishing to promote an active, democratic and responsible participation in European Affairs, the CEC-CSC Working Group on Education produced a set of postcards portraying a vision of Europe as it could be and linking its preoccupations and concerns directly to the Christian ethos.