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  • 20 Mar, 2016

    CEC urges support for resolution on arms export, arms embargo

    In its commitment to Europe as a whole and seeking to promote an authentic, credible and socially responsible Christian witness, CEC urges strong support for European Parliament resolutions on arms export of 17 December 2015 and on the humanitarian situation in Yemen of 25 February 2016 including arms embargo against Saudi Arabia.

  • 16 Mar, 2016

    Refugee crisis continues: Church and Christian organisations call for concerted and ambitious action

    Ahead of a meeting of the European Council, five European ecumenical organisations have written to EU political leaders urging action on the refugee and migrant crisis. The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Eurodiaconia, EU-CORD, and ACT Alliance EU call on European governments to fulfill their promises and obligations under international law.

  • 15 Mar, 2016

    Welcome to the new

    Welcome to the new Conference of European Churches website. We hope you enjoy the new site and its updated look. We have added new features that will help you stay informed about the work of CEC.

  • 3 Mar, 2016

    Receive children, receive me: CEC Celebrates annual World Day of Prayer

    The first Friday in March marks the annual worldwide celebration of World Day of Prayer. This observance reaches back more than a century and brings together women from all walks of life.

  • 28 Feb, 2016

    CEC takes part in consultation on work-life balance

    The Conference of European Churches has contributed to a European Commission consultation on work-life balance. The consultation focuses on action needed to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working parents and caregivers.

  • 24 Feb, 2016

    Organization founded by Greek Orthodox priest awarded for helping refugees

    The Greek island of Lesbos is one of the first landing points in Europe for refugees and migrants fleeing conflicts. Persons from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and churches are the first people to welcome them onshore. One such organization is Agkalia (Embrace), founded by Father Efstratios Dimou, a Greek Orthodox priest. The Council of Europe awarded Agkalia the 2016 Raoul Wallenberg Prize for its work on Lesbos.

  • 3 Feb, 2016

    Respect for Human Rights as a Precondition for Peace

    The following is a statement from the Conference of European Churches in response to a resolution passed in the European Parliament on 4 February regarding the persecution of religious minorities by so-called ISIS/Da’esh.

  • 27 Jan, 2016

    Carbon Divestment: Concerns of the European Parliament and Churches Merge

    On 27 January members of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) enabling team met with members of the European Parliament Carbon Divestment Group. The two groups came together for a discussion on the use of fossil fuels as a major contributor to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

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    17 Jan, 2016

    Christians around the world pray for unity

    From 18 to 25 January, Christians around the world will participate in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This annual observance is dedicated to healing divisions and strengthening unity throughout the Church.