• 3 Jun, 2019

    Together in Hope and Witness

    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.

  • 26 Jan, 2020

    CEC congratulates His Grace Bishop Ioakim of Apollonia on his ordination

    CEC General Secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen conveys congratulations to Bishop Ioakim of Apollonia on his ordination. His Grace will be serving the Metropolis of Belgium as assistant bishop. The CEC general secretary participated in the consecration on 26 January at the Cathedral of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Brussels. His Eminence Metropolitan Kyrillos of Kifissia presided over the Orthros service whereas His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium presided over the Archieratic Divine Liturgy, which was celebrated with the participation of several church leaders, including His Eminence Porphyrios of Neapolis, member of the CEC Governing Board.

  • 21 Jan, 2020

    CEC and COMECE pray for Christian Unity at the European Parliament

    On the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Conference of European Churches, together with the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union held an ecumenical prayer.

  • 20 Jan, 2020

    Churches-EU Dialogue: COMECE and CEC meet with the Croatian EU Presidency

    An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union and CEC met in Zagreb.

  • 15 Jan, 2020

    CEC General Secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen

    Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen is the general secretary of CEC since January 2020.  Born in Kolding, Denmark, Skov Sørensen comes to CEC with a vast experience in theology, mission, ecumenism, leadership, communication and management. Skov Sørensen has a PhD in Missiology, Ecumenics and Systematic Theology from the University of Birmingham, UK, and M. Phil in Ecumenical Theology from Aarhus University in Denmark. He has served as general secretary at Danmission and led the department of ecumenical and international affairs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark (ELCD). He carried out several academic assignments at Aarhus University and United College of the Ascension, UK, and held positions at the Danish Missionary Society and Danish Church Abroad – Hong Kong. Skov Sørensen has served on various Danish and international councils and boards of directors, including Dan Church Aid, the Endowment Fund of the Lutheran World Federation, Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, Aarhus University, Danish Church Abroad, Eksistensen Christian Think Tank, the Amphlett Scholarship Fund, UK, and Areopagos Foundation. Skov Sørensen is an author of various publications on international and ecumenical affairs. He is proficient in Scandinavian languages and English, with good knowledge of German, French and Mandarin Chinese.

  • 12 Jan, 2020

    Congratulations to Czechoslovak Hussite Church on its 100th Anniversary

    On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, the Conference of European Churches conveys heartiest congratulations to its Member Church.

  • 12 Jan, 2020

    CEC highlights ecumenical cooperation in Europe at Strasbourg colloquium

    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”.

  • 17 Dec, 2019

    Christmas 2019: A promise of reconciliation and peace

    “For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor."

  • 10 Dec, 2019

    COP25: “It is our Christian duty to care for creation”

    CEC and the European Christian Environmental Network is part of the ecumenical team, contributing to COP25 under the leadership of the World Council of Churches.

  • 9 Dec, 2019

    On Human Rights Day churches call for the protection of human life

    Churches in Europe mark Human Rights Day observed on 10 December by calling for the protection of human life.