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.
10 Dec, 2019
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.
6 Oct, 2019
To share information about European churches’ work on care for creation, and to promote their environmental projects through networking, representatives of the European Christian Environmental Network visited Belarus.
24 Sep, 2019
An effective dialogue was generated at the 6th International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics.
31 Jul, 2019
A joint statement titled “Season of Creation 2019 - The Network of Life” is issued by the CEC and CCEE presidents at the occasion of the Season of Creation.
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.
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.
3 Sep, 2018
CEC and CCEE participated at the first Ecumenical Prayer for Creation in Assisi.
29 Aug, 2018
To observe the "Season of Creation" CEC and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences of Europe have released a joint video.
27 Aug, 2018
The 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches recommended to CEC Member Churches six areas for concern in the coming years.
12 Jun, 2018
This week Christian leaders signed a letter of support for the Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect the environment.