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15 Jun, 2015
Living together and disagreeing well: High-level meeting with religious leaders at European Commission
On 16 June senior Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, and Mormon leaders gathered for the 11th annual high-level meeting at the European Commission.
2 Jun, 2015
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers: Statement on external borders of the EU especially the Mediterranean
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) expresses its deep concern about the repeated loss of life in the Mediterranean. CEC deplores that for over two decades tens of thousands of migrants have drowned in their attempts to reach safety or find a more dignified life in Europe.
25 May, 2015
From 26 to 29 of May the General Secretaries of the National Councils of Churches in Europe will meet in Berlin. Apart from the “Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace”, proclaimed by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the 25 participants from 15 nations will visit the German Bundestag and discuss the relationship between church and state as well as the situation of persecuted Christians.
24 May, 2015
The Summer School on Human Rights took place from 25 to 29 May in Hagaberg, Sweden. The project was organised by the Conference of European Churches in collaboration with hosts Church of Sweden and Uniting Church in Sweden.
7 May, 2015
The CEC-CCEE Joint Committee annual meeting took place in Rome from 6 to 8 May at the invitation of Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference and CCEE Vice President.
5 May, 2015
The Conference of European Churches is pleased to announce its first publication in collaboration with Globethics.net. The European Vision and the Churches: The Legacy of Marc Lenders is now available online.
23 Apr, 2015
Today, 24 April 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide. Between 1915 and 1922 as many as 1.5 million Armenians were massacred and thousands more displaced from their homeland. One hundred years later, work for recognition and reparation remains.
20 Apr, 2015
European Christian Environmental Network facilitates cooperation on eco-management and dialogue on nuclear energy
In back-to-back gatherings, the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) attempted to bring together diverse Christian perspectives on critical environmental issues. On 16 and 17 April, ECEN members focussed on coordinating efforts for practical climate justice work at the grassroots level. A second ECEN event took place on 17 and 18 April, in Heidelberg. Theologians and church experts gathered for an ecumenical consultation under the banner “Is the use of nuclear energy ethically justifiable?”
20 Apr, 2015
On 15 April 2015 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution concerning the collective complaint (No. 90/2013) lodged by the Conference of European Churches against the Netherlands.