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  • 14 Oct, 2021

    CEC contributes European perspectives to WCC health and healing consultation

    Deep connection between Christian ethics and health and healing was emphasised by Rev. Sören Lenz, Executive Secretary of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). He was participating at the World Council of Churches (WCC) conference, which discussed the role of churches and faith communities in advancing people’s health and healing, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 11 Oct, 2021

    Study on mutual recognition of baptism in Europe ties theological reflection to real-life experience

    A church wants to receive a Christian who was baptised in a different church. A woman wants to marry someone from another faith tradition. A child is growing up in an inter-church family. These real-life situations are evidence that thinking about mutual recognition of baptism shouldn’t be relegated solely to lecture halls in theological institutions. Recognising that mutual recognition of baptism—and the obstacles toward it—is an issue that affects the daily lives of countless Christians across Europe and beyond. The Conference of European Churches, through its Thematic Group on Ecclesiology and Mission, has initiated a study process to explore this topic.

  • 4 Oct, 2021

    Video messages from CEC General Secretary

    To connect with CEC Member Churches across Europe, CEC general secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen brings highlights from significant CEC activities in a video update each month.

  • 23 Sep, 2021

    CEC president contributes to dialogue on Future for Europe in EPP Rome meeting

    In the Group of the European People's Party (EPP Group) Conference in Rome, in collaboration with Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger contributed to discussion on "Christian values and the Future of Europe".

  • 9 Sep, 2021

    Theological Reflections: Holy Communion as a Communal Feast amid COVID-19

    As part of CEC’s new online series of Theological Reflections titled “Communion in Crisis: The Church during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” this month’s reflections on “Holy Communion as a Communal Feast amid COVID-19” are penned by Bishop Dr Jari Jolkkonen from the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland.

  • 9 Sep, 2021

    Armenia: Conference on international religious freedom and peace

    “Places of worship are meant to be places of peace, wisdom, and spirituality,” says Rev. Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches. “All religions, and all political and civil institutions must act together in solidarity and cooperation to safeguard their purpose.”

  • 5 Sep, 2021

    Churches call for lasting peace and respect for human rights in Nagorno-Karabakh

    On his return from Armenia, Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, primate of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland speaks about the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), challenges faced by the Armenian citizens, and churches’ struggles in pursuit of lasting peace, justice and respect for human rights in the region. Manukyan serves as member of the Governing Board of CEC.

  • 1 Sep, 2021

    European churches urge EU to protect the vulnerable in Afghanistan

    Conveying solidarity with people in Afghanistan, Rev. Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches and H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, issued a joint statement urging the European decision makers to show humanity and act with determination in addressing the human tragedy currently unfolding in the country.

  • 29 Aug, 2021

    CEC mourns the loss of Rev. Richard Fischer

    CEC general secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen expressed deep sadness over the passing away of Rev. Richard Fischer, who served as executive secretary at CEC’s Strasbourg office for over 21 years, making immense contribution in the field of bioethics and education.