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:
- Safe Passage
- Refugee Protection
- Anti-Trafficking in Human Beings
- Uniting in Diversity
- Inclusive Communities
- Migration and development
- European Churches responding to migration
For more information and resources on Migration and Asylum, please visit CCME website.
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22 Sep, 2020
Christian organisations representing 2.8 billion people call for more compassionate EU migration policy
Christian organisations representing 2.8 billion people—about one-third of the world's population—have released a statement on the dire situation of migrants and refugees in Europe, and they are demanding a more compassionate approach.
21 Sep, 2020
A dozen global and regional religious organisations, including CEC and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe released an advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe that defines their calling as Christians to “welcome the stranger.”
12 Jul, 2020
The CEC Annual Report 2019 is now available. The report reviews CEC activities carried out in 2019, continuing in the current year, featuring highlights from CEC’s 60th anniversary.
5 Mar, 2020
CE and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe have expressed deep concern on rising tensions at the EU-Turkey border.
9 Dec, 2019
Churches in Europe mark Human Rights Day observed on 10 December by calling for the protection of human life.
5 Dec, 2019
CEC and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe urged heads of the European Institutions to exercise solidarity, share responsibility and show leadership in regard to European asylum and migration policy.
1 Aug, 2019
On Roma Holocaust Day, CEC and CCME are calling on churches to join commemorations, honour and pray for those affected.
18 Jul, 2019
European churches express disappointment at EU ministers for not agreeing on search and rescue in the Mediterranean
Churches across Europe express disappointment about the failure of EU Ministers to agree on search and rescue arrangements in Mediterranean.
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.
19 Jun, 2019
The 6th Summer School on Human Rights of the Conference of European Churches took place in Lisbon, Portugal.