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  • 28 Sep, 2017

    Secularism: threat or opportunity?

    At the Turn it up! conference church communicators from across Europe met on 20-22 September 2017 in Paris. It discussed and deliberated on the implications of living as a church in a more diverse and in most places secular Europe.

  • 30 Aug, 2017

    Time for creation: Time for prayers for the world and environment

    Christians of all traditions acknowledge creation as a gift from God. This is why we are called to care for and manage it with responsibility. We invite you to celebrate from 1 September - 4 October 2017 as the Time for Creation, and 1 September as the Day for Creation.

  • 29 Aug, 2017

    Hope in the age of climate change

    What is the substance of hope in the age of climate change? This was one of several questions discussed at the seminar organised by the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) from 28 – 29 August 2017 in Budapest.

  • 22 Aug, 2017

    CEC leadership visits Estonia

    Together with the Commision of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) they met with the Estonian Prime Minister, Mr. Jüri Ratas...

  • 17 Aug, 2017

    Barcelona: Europe is united in sharing the sufferings of the innocent victims

    The Conference of European Churches strongly condemns the attacks in Barcelona, Spain that killed at least 13 people and injured several-dozen. Two separate attacks took place in the city centre on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 August.

  • 1 Aug, 2017

    Porajmos: Remember the Roma Holocaust

    2 August 2017 is dedicated to the commemoration of the Roma Holocaust, marking the killing of more than 3,000 Roma children, men, and women at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944.

  • 19 Jul, 2017

    Inside look: Video reflections from GETI’17

    The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) with a European focus took place in Berlin from 19 May to 1 June 2017. The intensive programme brought together 130 theological students from 58 countries, all the way from Australia to Zambia. Watch this short video for an inside look at two weeks overflowing with community building, learning, and dialogue.

  • 17 Jul, 2017

    Resilience in practice: faith-based actors can support resilience in diverse communities

    On July 12, 2017 representatives from a range of religious organisations met with senior European policy makers to explore different dimensions of resilience and how faith-based actors can contribute to fostering resilience.

  • 10 Jul, 2017

    Prioritise peacebuilding and reconciliation instead of the militarisation of the EU

    In light of three recent papers on defence policy by the European Commission, the Conference of European Churches (CEC) is calling on the European Union to avoid opening way for the militarisation of its budget and structures. The EU should instead strengthen its role as an actor for peace and reconciliation through non-military instruments.