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  • 31 Mar, 2015

    CEC Celebrates life of renowned ecumenist: Rev. Dr Philip Potter 1921-2015

    The Rev. Dr Philip Potter, third general secretary of the World Council of Churches, died yesterday at the age of 93. The Conference of European Churches received news of his death with sadness, and mourns this significant loss for the worldwide ecumenical community.

  • 25 Mar, 2015

    CEC Governing Board meets, approves 2015-2018 working roadmap

    The governing board of the Conference of European Churches met in Brussels on 24 and 25 March. The special meeting was devoted to an in-depth review of CEC programmatic work for 2015 through 2018.

  • 23 Mar, 2015

    Churches grieve Germanwings tragedy

    The Conference of European Churches receives with grief the news of a serious plane accident in the French Alps. Earlier today, Germanwings flight 4U 9525 crashed in mountainous southern France while en route to Düsseldorf from Barcelona. Officials fear that all 144 passengers and six crew have been lost.

  • 19 Mar, 2015

    World Council of Churches delegation visits Ukraine, CEC President included

    From 17 to 20 March a World Council of Churches delegation visited Ukraine. The delegation included high-level representation from churches in the WCC fellowship, including Conference of European Churches President Rt. Rev. Christopher Hill, DD, KCVO.

  • 14 Mar, 2015

    CALL Contributes to consultation on Working Time Directive

    The CALL (Church Action on Labour and Life) network has participated in a European Commission consultation on the revision of the EU Working Time Directive. Over the last four years, CALL has worked on questions related to precarious work and defining a concept of good work.

  • 5 Mar, 2015

    World Day of Prayer: Women across the globe pause for prayer, peace, and solidarity

    On this first Friday of March, Christian women from over 170 countries around the world are celebrating the World Day of Prayer. With historical roots reaching to the late 19th century, this worldwide observance seeks to unite women across races, cultures, and traditions.

  • 15 Feb, 2015

    CEC Condemns Copenhagen Shootings

    The Conference of European Churches again grieves the tragic and violent loss of life on European soil. We condemn the Copenhagen shootings that left a reported two civilians dead and five police officers injured, and ended in the death of the alleged shooter.

  • 11 Feb, 2015

    Ceasefire brokered for Ukraine, CEC prays for lasting peace

    The Conference of European Churches, along with many political and religious institutions across Europe, expresses its relief at the announcement of a ceasefire in Ukraine. After 16 hours of negotiations in Belarus, the political leadership of Russia and Ukraine along with France and Germany brokered a ceasefire deal that will come into effect on 15 February.

  • 5 Feb, 2015

    Prayers for an end to Human Trafficking

    On Sunday 8 February 2015, Roman Catholics around the world will celebrate the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. This date falls on the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who later became a nun and was canonised in 2000.