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23 Sep, 2014
The Conference of European Churches shares with the Jewish communities in Europe hopes for new beginnings in this season of remembrance and renewal. The president, Rt. Rev. Christopher Hill D.D., offered his warm greetings to all in the European Jewish communities and underlined “the deep bonds of solidarity and friendship in faith that bind us together through our common roots”.
18 Sep, 2014
The Conference of European Churches launched the project of the Summer School on Human Rights devoted to the topic of Freedom of Religion or Belief from 15-18 September in Palermo, Italy. It was hosted by Italian Protestant Federation with academic support by KU Leuven.
17 Sep, 2014
Restrictions of freedom of religion or belief are an increasing challenge to the global world and to Europe in particular. The Summer School on Human Rights, hosted by the Italian Protestant Federation on 15-18 September in Palermo, Italy, is an unprecedented response. For the first time, European Churches join forces in order to designate a school on human rights and in particular to freedom of religion or belief.
8 Sep, 2014
“We stand for Sustainability and Eco-justice” was the main conclusion of the conference which was held in Brussels on 9 September. The Conference, co-organised by Christian organisations in Brussels, gathered representatives of the EU Institutions, Christian youth organisations and churches representatives. The forum emphasised that entering a path to decarbonise societies and climate justice can be achieved only through cooperation of many stakeholders including those from politics, civil society and churches. A specific role is to be given to the younger generation in this process.
15 Jul, 2014
The Conference of European Churches congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker on his appointment as the newly elected President of the European Commission.
Yesterday, on 15th July, Jean-Claude Juncker, the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg was elected as the President of the new European Commission by the European Parliament in a secret ballot with 422 votes in his favour. The Conference of European Churches congratulates the newly elected President on his appointment.
30 Jun, 2014
As a service to Member Churches wishing to promote an active, democratic and responsible participation in European Affairs, the CEC-CSC Working Group on Education produced a set of postcards portraying a vision of Europe as it could be and linking its preoccupations and concerns directly to the Christian ethos.
28 Jun, 2014
The 19th General Assembly of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe ended on Sunday 29th June. In their final message, delegates from across Europe called for “a change of attitudes regarding migration in accordance with European values.” The message highlights that this “includes secure and legal access to Europe for those in need of protection”.
25 Jun, 2014
The 19th General Assembly of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) started on 26 June at the Sigtuna Foundation. The Church of Sweden and the Christian Council of Sweden, the two Swedish member organisations in CCME, are hosting the event in Sigtuna. One of the issues discussed on the opening day is how the churches can influence European countries to take greater responsibility for the refugee crises in our vicinity.
5 Jun, 2014
The Assembly of the Conference of European Churches held in Budapest in July 2013 has renewed the call on churches to “to commemorate those who have died on their journey to find a dignified life in Europe through an annual day of prayer.”