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9 Mar, 2014
In a letter addressed to the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organisations, the Conference of European Churches expressed their “profound concern for the well-being of the churches and people” in Ukraine following the recent “worrying developments” in the country.
2 Mar, 2014
Archbishop of the Evangelical – Lutheran Church of Finland Kari Mäkinen visits the office of the Church and Society Commission of CEC
On the occasion of the event Europe of values organized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland on 3-4 March in Brussels, the delegation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, led by Archbishop Kari Mäkinen, visited the office of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches.
25 Feb, 2014
Deaths at European external borders can and must be ended, alternatives are available and need to be implemented. This message was highlighted by speakers and participants throughout the conference “Deaths at European Borders – there are alternatives” held in Rome 23-24 February 2015. Politicians and representatives of churches and non-governmental organisations talked about the need for a “toolbox”, because – as Stefan Keßler of the Jesuit Refugee Service Europe highlighted – “not one instrument fits all situations.”
19 Feb, 2014
The Conference of European Churches is seriously concerned about the escalation of the Ukraine conflict, CEC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Guy Liagre has said.
29 Jan, 2014
The General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, Rev. Dr Guy Liagre has held a meeting with Prime Minister of Estonia Andrus Ansip.
20 Jan, 2014
The Conference of European Churches is urging its church leaders to pray, and to encourage their political representatives to do all they can to try to secure peace in Syria at the upcoming United Nations-lead Geneva 2 talks.
12 Jan, 2014
On 10 January 2014, three days after the official start of the Greek EU Presidency, the Greek Deputy Foreign Minister with specific responsibility for European Affairs, Dimitris Kourkoulas, received a delegation of senior Greek and European churchmen in Athens. Also in attendance were senior officials from the Foreign Ministry.
8 Jan, 2014
The Conference of European Churches is calling on its members to join in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January. Congregations and parishes all over Europe take part in the Week of Prayer.
19 Dec, 2013
As Christians from both Western and Eastern traditions prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, this period has traditionally been one in which special efforts are made to attain peace and reconciliation in areas where there are conflicts.