3 Jun, 2019
Focusing on the theme “Together in Hope and Witness” – the CEC Governing Board have finalised the strategic priorities for CEC’s work for the next four years.
18 Oct, 2021
The extraordinary General Assembly of the Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe has issued a strong message “Together we can save a million vulnerable humans in Europe again!”
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.
11 Oct, 2021
Study on mutual recognition of baptism in Europe ties theological reflection to real-life experience
A church wants to receive a Christian who was baptised in a different church. A woman wants to marry someone from another faith tradition. A child is growing up in an inter-church family. These real-life situations are evidence that thinking about mutual recognition of baptism shouldn’t be relegated solely to lecture halls in theological institutions. Recognising that mutual recognition of baptism—and the obstacles toward it—is an issue that affects the daily lives of countless Christians across Europe and beyond. The Conference of European Churches, through its Thematic Group on Ecclesiology and Mission, has initiated a study process to explore this topic.
4 Oct, 2021
To connect with CEC Member Churches across Europe, CEC general secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen brings highlights from significant CEC activities in a video update each month.
23 Sep, 2021
In the Group of the European People's Party (EPP Group) Conference in Rome, in collaboration with Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger contributed to discussion on "Christian values and the Future of Europe".
9 Sep, 2021
As part of CEC’s new online series of Theological Reflections titled “Communion in Crisis: The Church during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” this month’s reflections on “Holy Communion as a Communal Feast amid COVID-19” are penned by Bishop Dr Jari Jolkkonen from the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland.
9 Sep, 2021
“Places of worship are meant to be places of peace, wisdom, and spirituality,” says Rev. Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches. “All religions, and all political and civil institutions must act together in solidarity and cooperation to safeguard their purpose.”
5 Sep, 2021
On his return from Armenia, Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, primate of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland speaks about the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), challenges faced by the Armenian citizens, and churches’ struggles in pursuit of lasting peace, justice and respect for human rights in the region. Manukyan serves as member of the Governing Board of CEC.
1 Sep, 2021
Conveying solidarity with people in Afghanistan, Rev. Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches and H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, issued a joint statement urging the European decision makers to show humanity and act with determination in addressing the human tragedy currently unfolding in the country.