Economic and Ecological Justice
The challenges arising from recent economic crises, continual economic imbalances and injustices, and the growing urgency of ecological problems are among the core concerns of European churches. Our work in this area will includes monitoring, providing expertise, and advocacy on EU policies including the Sustainable Development Goals.
We are also contributing to the World Council of Churches’ Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, especially leading to the United Nations Climate Change Conferences. We are also encouraging and accompanying our Member Churches in their efforts in this pilgrimage, especially through the CEC Pilgrimage website.
We will also contribute to the WCC programme Economy of Life for All Now and work on the assessment of position papers from a European perspective.
The Conference of European Churches provides the secretariat for the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN). This network focusses on raising awareness and providing a platform for sharing and encouragement.
For more information on our work in this area, please email CEC Study Secretary Peter Pavlovic.
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20 Jun, 2022
Bringing together over a hundred participants from Europe and beyond, the virtual Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) highlighted diverse Christian perspectives in addressing contemporary challenges posed by environmental degradation.
12 Apr, 2022
Study Secretary of CEC Rev. Dr Peter Pavlovic stressed the importance of care for creation as an integral part of theology – calling them inseparable pillars of Christian diaconia. He was participating in the conference titled “On the way to human being and to creation” organised by the Silesian Diaconia..
8 Nov, 2021
The highly expected 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) commenced last week in Glasgow. Churches and faith communities were visible and present in Glasgow.
4 Nov, 2021
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
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?
25 Aug, 2021
Rev. Christian Krieger and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences President H. Em. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, have issued a joint statement.
1 Jul, 2021
The CEC Annual Report 2020 is now available. The report titled Living in Hope in Pandemic Times reviews CEC activities carried out in the tumultuous year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 Jun, 2021
The virtual Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) concluded this week, addressing the theme “Reconciled with Creation: A Call for Urgent Action on Climate and Biodiversity”. The Assembly was held online from 31 May to 1 June 2021.
31 May, 2021
The European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) will present the Roman Juriga Award to the GreenHouse ministry on 1 June, commending its creative response to our world’s environmental challenges. Below is the story behind the inspiring initiative.
26 Oct, 2020
An ecumenical delegation of COMECE, CEC) and EKD had an online meeting with Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office, to exchange on the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.