2023 CEC General Assembly

June 14, 2023 09:00 June 20, 2023 18:00

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) will hold its General Assembly from 14 – 20 June 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia, exploring the theme “Under God’s blessing – shaping the future”.

The Assembly is hosted by CEC Member Churches in Estonia, the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Orthodox Church of Estonia.

Among the Assembly speakers will be German sociologist Hartmut Rosa, Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the Ecumenical Patriarch His All Holiness Bartholomew.

The Assembly will also hold sessions on the “churches in the areas of conflict” featuring speakers from Ukraine. The list of speakers will soon be shared along with the programme schedule.

Every five years, the General Assembly meets to make decisions for CEC’s future. The Assembly brings together participants representing CEC Member Churches, Organisations in Partnership and European National Councils of Churches from across Europe. The Assembly will also elect the new board members who will steer CEC’s work for the next five years.

The CEC Assembly will be a significant moment of prayer, fellowship and reflection for the life and witness of the churches in Europe. The theme will bind the assembly participants together in an ecumenical spirit to offer churches’ contributions toward Europe’s future. Together, they will highlight the voice of Christian faith in European societies in addressing the policymakers.

CEC is a fellowship of 113 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic churches from across Europe, plus more than 40 National Council of Churches and Organisations in Partnership. CEC was founded in 1959, following the Second World War, to work for healing and peace. Together with its ecumenical partners, CEC represents over 380 million European citizens in the continent.

CEC Assembly in Estonia will focus on the theme “Under God’s blessing – shaping the future” (CEC press release)

Reflections on CEC Assembly theme: Under God’s blessing – shaping the future

Learn more about CEC past assemblies