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  • 13 Dec, 2021

    European churches urge people to get vaccinated against COVID-19

    Urging responsibility and care amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and encouraging vaccination together with necessary sanitary measures, 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 (COMECE) have issued the following joint appeal.   

  • 12 Dec, 2021

    CEC Christmas greetings: Rejoice in hope!

    In the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, European churches carry a message of hope to the world, one that shines brightly as the child born in a manger.

  • 9 Dec, 2021

    European churches bring into focus the Conference on the Future of Europe

    The event “Our hope for Europe” held in Brussels, brought into focus churches’ contribution to the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe. It was organised by the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and Chapel for Europe, with participation from representatives of the three main EU institutions.

  • 5 Dec, 2021

    CEC celebrates 1920 Encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

    “The insights of the Synodal Encyclical have had a lasting impact on the ecumenical movement,” CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger said at the anniversary event “Synodal Encyclical of 1920: 100 Years of Exceptional Influence” celebrating one of the most significant ecumenical documents.

  • 15 Nov, 2021

    Security awareness in Europe

    The Ecumenical Council of Churches in Hungary welcomed Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic, CEC Executive Secretary of Human Rights in Budapest, where she shared with the church leadership about security situation in Europe and presented the Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe (SASCE) project, carried out by CEC and funded by the European Commission.

  • 15 Nov, 2021

    CEC affirms churches’ contribution to the Conference on the Future of Europe

    Churches' aspiration to actively engage with the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) was affirmed in a contribution by CEC’s Senior EU Policy Advisor Lena Kumlin. She was participating among other European faith representatives at the Article 17 Dialogue Seminar on CoFoE, hosted by Vice-President Roberta Metsola.

  • 4 Nov, 2021

    Slovenian EU Presidency: European church delegation meets with Prime Minister Janez Janša

    An ecumenical delegation, representing CEC and the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, met with the Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša on Friday 5 November 2021 in Ljubljana, to discuss the implementation of the Slovenian EU Presidency’s priorities.

  • 2 Nov, 2021

    Climate change: a stage for world political leaders—and a question of our hearts

    COP26 in Glasgow started this week, offering a stage for world political leaders. For most of them, it was an opportunity to share their vision of the world they are leading. For some others, despite being among the most powerful, COP26 is also an opportunity to express their position on the major challenge of humanity in the 21st century by their absence. What did we hear in the first two days of this COP?

  • 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.