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13 Apr, 2021
COMECE and CEC: “Churches have an important message and value to add to the Conference on the Future of Europe”
CEC and the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) addressed a letter to the newly appointed members of the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe on 8 April 2021, advocating for the integration of churches in the Conference Plenary as distinct key stakeholders, in line with Article 17 TFEU.
11 Apr, 2021
To mark the 20th Anniversary of the landmark document Charta Œcumenica – Guidelines for the Growing Cooperation among Churches in Europe, Rev. Christian Krieger, president of CEC and H. Em. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, president of CCEE have issued the following joint statement.
5 Apr, 2021
As part of CEC’s monthly Theological Reflections series titled “Communion in Crisis: The Church during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” read below reflections from Lea Schlenker, CEC Governing Board Member from the Evangelical Church in Germany.
30 Mar, 2021
Easter reminds us of the passage of God’s chosen people from slavery, oppression, and despair in Egypt, to liberation, joy and hope in the promised land.
28 Mar, 2021
Following the signing of the joint declaration in March, officially setting up the Conference on the Future of Europe, the Conference of European Churches (CEC) General Secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen expressed appreciation for the move, anticipating strong contribution from the European churches.
28 Mar, 2021
A new publication from the Conference of European Churches (CEC) titled Places of Worship and Holy Sites in Europe and the Middle East, edited by Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic and Rev. Dr Patrick Roger Schnabel, is now out. The book is produced in partnership with Globethics.net.
2 Mar, 2021
As part of CEC’s new online series of monthly Theological Reflections titled “Communion in Crisis: The Church during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” read here reflections from Greek theologian Dr Stavros Yangazoglou on “The Church as communion of faith, worship and life: Ecclesiological challenges and antinomies during the pandemic and health restrictions.”
22 Feb, 2021
The video recording of CEC webinar on “Vaccination – Curse or blessing? A spiritual and theological approach to COVID-19 vaccination” is now available on CEC channels.
4 Feb, 2021
In a letter to the French government, CEC expressed deep concern over the draft law introduced to fight Islamic radicalism in the country. CEC, together with its Member Churches in France, while recognising the need to counter extremism, pointed out the damaging effect the law can inflict on law abiding religious communities. CEC stressed the need for the government to engage further with religious leaders.