Migration and Asylum
Violent conflicts have erupted on Europe’s doorsteps in recent years. Refugees find it increasingly difficult to enter Europe and access effective protection. Increasingly high numbers of refugees stranded at European borders underline the need to extend solidarity with those who cannot access European territory.
Through the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe we take initiatives to promote meaningful forms of refugee protection, in particular the resettlement of refugees to Europe. CCME cooperates with European Institutions, Member Churches, organisations and relevant networks to achieve its aims.
Work in this area includes:
- Countering trafficking in human beings as a form of slavery
- Uniting in Diversity: Migration as an opportunity and a challenge for the unity of the Church
- Churches as witness to inclusive communities in Europe
For more information and resources on Migration and Asylum, please visit the CCME website.
29 Jun, 2018
Churches in Europe have reacted with disappointment to the outcomes of yesterday’s European Union summit mainly addressing migration.
19 Jun, 2018
Since 2000, more than 30,000 people have died on their way to Europe, drowning at sea or in rivers, or suffocating in trucks and ships. Churches in Europe have already responded to this wholly unnecessary loss of life through solidarity, supporting search and rescue efforts, and also by advocating for safe and regular ways for refugees and migrants to enter Europe.
12 Jun, 2018
“In the coming years we will continue to work closely with CEC and to deepen our cooperation in many areas,” says Lemma Desta moderator of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe.
1 Jun, 2018
Doris Peschke leaves her position as general secretary of CCME after nearly two decades of faithful service to the organisation and all migrants and refugees.
26 Mar, 2018
The Executive Committee of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe recently held meeting in Brussels, and elected Torsten Moritz its new General Secretary.
23 Jan, 2018
Peter Heltai, Ambassador at Large of Hungary Helps Initiative and György Nandasi, Advisor to György Hölvényi MEP, European Parliament, visited the CEC office in Brussels.
18 Dec, 2017
In a statement issued on the International Migrants Day, Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe has urged EU institutions to critically assess their actions in Libya.
15 Oct, 2017
Wir sind Christinnen und Christen unterschiedlicher Traditionen aus Europa und den Vereinigten Staaten, die sich vom 30. September bis zum 3. Oktober 2017 in Palermo treffen, um unser Engagement für Migranten und Asylbewerbern zu bekräftigen und sie willkommen zu heißen.
4 Oct, 2017
Christians of different traditions from Europe and the United States met in Palermo from 30 September 2 October 2017 to reaffirm their commitment to welcoming migrants and asylum seekers.
18 Jul, 2017
The following are presentations from the 4th Annual Summer School on Human Rights “Rights under Threats - Stand Up for Refugees' and Migrants' Rights”, which took place from 2 to 6 July in Palermo, Italy.