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.
1 Nov, 2010
The consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Europe took place in November 2010 in Budapest (Hungary). The meeting offered the delegates from European churches and guests from all over the world a possibility to examine the impacts of economic and financial crises and exchange on churches' responses to these crises, and to combine this discussion with the broader debates about global wealth creation, its distribution, poverty and environmental degradation.
16 Dec, 2009
The Central Committee (now Governing Board) of the Conference of European Churches has responded to the outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The outcome of the UN Climate meeting in Copenhagen is a cause for disappointment of many people in the world. The Central Committee of the CEC meeting in Geneva from 16 to 19 December 2009 expresses the deep regret that the summit did not result in an ambitious and legally binding agreement adequately responding to climate change.
1 Nov, 2009
The Conference of European Churches and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) have written to the churches in Europe regarding the climate crisis and upcoming COP15 proceedings in Copenhagen
1 Mar, 2009
On 28 January 2008, the EU Commission published its proposals for the Post 2012 UN negotiations in its Communication to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.