Over the next decade life-changing biotechnologies will emerge, with potentially significant impact on the European society. On issues related to new technologies and ethics, CEC regularly monitors and contributes to the work of the European Institutions, and holds participatory status at the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) of the Council of Europe.
Our work seeks to increase cooperation among churches and church organisations, including ethics committees, universities, research centres, and academics.
Thematic Group on Science, New Technologies and Christian Ethics facilitates CEC’s work.
For more information about our work in this area, please contact Rev. Sören Lenz.
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14 Oct, 2021
Deep connection between Christian ethics and health and healing was emphasised by Rev. Sören Lenz, Executive Secretary of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). He was participating at the World Council of Churches (WCC) conference, which discussed the role of churches and faith communities in advancing people’s health and healing, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic.
29 Aug, 2021
CEC general secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen expressed deep sadness over the passing away of Rev. Richard Fischer, who served as executive secretary at CEC’s Strasbourg office for over 21 years, making immense contribution in the field of bioethics and education.
22 Feb, 2021
The video recording of CEC webinar on “Vaccination – Curse or blessing? A spiritual and theological approach to COVID-19 vaccination” is now available on CEC channels.
12 Jul, 2020
The CEC Annual Report 2019 is now available. The report reviews CEC activities carried out in 2019, continuing in the current year, featuring highlights from CEC’s 60th anniversary.
5 Jul, 2020
CEC’s Thematic Group on Science, New Technologies and Christian Ethics has recently developed a response to the White paper on Artificial Intelligence - A European approach to excellence and trust.
12 Jan, 2020
Ecumenical cooperation in Europe was highlighted by the president of CEC Rev. Christian Krieger at a high-level colloquium titled “Building Europe together – 50 years of the Holy See with the Council of Europe”.
26 Nov, 2019
CEC participated in the meeting of the 16th Steering Committee on Bioethics, an intergovernmental working group of the Council of Europe, held in Strasbourg.
10 Jul, 2019
CEC Annual Report 2018 titled "You Shall be my Witnesses" is now available online in English, French, German and Russian. The report records highlights from CEC activities in 2018.
11 Jun, 2019
A high-level seminar on public debate was recently organised by the Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe.
7 May, 2019
A statement of the CEC Bioethics Thematic Reference Group, published in partnership with Globethics.net titled "Moral and Ethical Issues in Human Genome Editing" is now available online.