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  • 13 Nov, 2015

    CEC grieves loss of life in Paris, condemns attacks

    Overnight a series of gun and bomb attacks left at least 120 dead in the French capital, and countless more injured. The Conference of European Churches grieves the loss of life and mourns with all those affected by this enormous tragedy.

  • 9 Nov, 2015

    Religious freedom and cultural heritage in Cyprus: Working for unity in a divided land

    On 10 November religious and political representatives gathered at the European Parliament to discuss religious freedom in the Republic of Cyprus. The well-attended seminar was held at the invitation of Dr Eleni Theocharous MEP in cooperation with the Representation of the Church of Cyprus to the European Institutions and the Conference of European Churches.

  • 14 Oct, 2015

    For a more just and sustainable tomorrow

    The CEC consultation on the Pilgrimage for climate justice which involved 50 church leaders and participants in pilgrimages for climate justice across the continent ended on 14 October 2015 at the Evangelical Academy Villigst in Schwerte (Germany).

  • 11 Oct, 2015

    Fr Heikki Huttunen named CEC General Secretary

    The Conference of European Churches is pleased to announce the appointment of Fr Heikki Huttunen, Orthodox Church of Finland, to the position of General Secretary. Fr Huttunen comes to the role with a wealth of ecumenical experience and a lifelong commitment to youth in the Church, at one time serving Syndesmos, the international youth organisation of the Orthodox Church.

  • 1 Oct, 2015

    Unified political response needed to current migrant crisis

    The following is a joint statement of Rt Rev. Christopher Hill KCVO, DD, President of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), and Cardinal Reinhard Marx, President of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE).

  • 30 Sep, 2015

    2014 Annual Report Now Online

    The 2014 CEC Annual Report is now available online. The report contains updates from all CEC programme areas, as well as highlights from the year, message from the President and General Secretary, and a financial overview.

  • 28 Sep, 2015

    Ecumenical Conference on Climate Change

    MEP Othmar Karas (EPP/Austria) hosted an ecumenical conference on climate change at the European Parliament. The event was organised by CEC, COMECE, Caritas Europe, ACT Alliance EU, and CIDSE.

  • 17 Sep, 2015

    Presidents of CEC, COMECE meet in Munich

    The presidents of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) met in Munich on 18 September to discuss issues of deep concern to the churches of Europe as ongoing crises continue to dominate the news and preoccupy politicians and citizens.

  • 10 Sep, 2015

    Refugee and Migrant Crisis: Ecumenical organisations appeal to ministers of EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

    Five of Europe’s ecumenical organisations have called on the ministers of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council for a unified, ambitious and rights-based refugee and migration policy. The Conference of European Churches joins with the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), Eurodiaconia, ACT Alliance EU, and EU-CORD in this appeal.