Press Release No: 15/33
7 September 2015
The Conference of European Churches is pleased to announce a new website about the European contribution to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.
CEC Pilgrimage (cecpilgrimage.wordpress.com/) features a calendar of European church events leading to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December 2015. The microsite also hosts links to CEC Member Church contributions to the pilgrimage, background information on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, and news relating to climate justice and faith. Regular updates on the site will raise awareness of climate justice issues of special importance leading to Paris.
The website contributes to a coordinated European response as churches and other civil society stakeholders prepare for COP 21. “The CEC contribution to the Pilgrimage seeks to highlight and support a common voice of European churches engaged in climate justice initiatives, which includes the activities of big as well as small and minority churches,” notes CEC Study Secretary Rev. Dr Peter Pavlovic.
The central event of Conference of European Churches will be a consultation ‘A European contribution to Pilgrimage for Climate Justice,’ which takes place at the Evangelical Academy Villigst in Schwerte (Germany) from 12 to 14 October 2015.
CEC Member Churches and supporters are invited to contribute to CEC Pilgrimage website. Event notifications, links to resources, and news items may be sent to CEC Communication Coordinator Erin Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace is an initiative of the World Council of Churches emerging from its 2013 Busan assembly.
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The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 114 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, plus 40 national council of churches and organisations in partnership. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Brussels and Strasbourg.