Study on mutual recognition of baptism in Europe ties theological reflection to real-life experience

  • 5 Dec, 2021

    CEC celebrates 1920 Encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

    “The insights of the Synodal Encyclical have had a lasting impact on the ecumenical movement,” CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger said at the anniversary event “Synodal Encyclical of 1920: 100 Years of Exceptional Influence” celebrating one of the most significant ecumenical documents.

  • 15 Nov, 2021

    Security awareness in Europe

    The Ecumenical Council of Churches in Hungary welcomed Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic, CEC Executive Secretary of Human Rights in Budapest, where she shared with the church leadership about security situation in Europe and presented the Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe (SASCE) project, carried out by CEC and funded by the European Commission.

  • 15 Nov, 2021

    CEC affirms churches’ contribution to the Conference on the Future of Europe

    Churches' aspiration to actively engage with the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) was affirmed in a contribution by CEC’s Senior EU Policy Advisor Lena Kumlin. She was participating among other European faith representatives at the Article 17 Dialogue Seminar on CoFoE, hosted by Vice-President Roberta Metsola.

  • 4 Nov, 2021

    Slovenian EU Presidency: European church delegation meets with Prime Minister Janez Janša

    An ecumenical delegation, representing CEC and the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, met with the Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša on Friday 5 November 2021 in Ljubljana, to discuss the implementation of the Slovenian EU Presidency’s priorities.

  • 2 Nov, 2021

    Climate change: a stage for world political leaders—and a question of our hearts

    COP26 in Glasgow started this week, offering a stage for world political leaders. For most of them, it was an opportunity to share their vision of the world they are leading. For some others, despite being among the most powerful, COP26 is also an opportunity to express their position on the major challenge of humanity in the 21st century by their absence. What did we hear in the first two days of this COP?

  • 14 Oct, 2021

    CEC contributes European perspectives to WCC health and healing consultation

    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.

  • 23 Sep, 2021

    CEC president contributes to dialogue on Future for Europe in EPP Rome meeting

    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

    Theological Reflections: Holy Communion as a Communal Feast amid COVID-19

    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.