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23 Jun, 2017
No longer strangers: Conference of experts confirms churches’ role in creating welcoming and integrating societies
The biblical imperative to welcome the stranger was at the heart of a Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) conference in Prague (Czech Republic) this week. The event brought together more than 70 representatives from Hungarian, Slovak, and Czech churches, governments, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), regional non-governmental organisations, and delegates to the CCME General Assembly, which follows on 23 and 24 June.
22 Jun, 2017
Yesterday the president of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey Mehmet Görmez took part in Islamic prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which were also broadcast on state televisio
22 Jun, 2017
The Conference of European Churches convened a conference in the European Parliament today on its recent discussion document Beyond Prosperity? European Economic Governance as a Dialogue between Theology, Economics and Politics.
15 Jun, 2017
The Conference of European Churches Governing Board recently travelled to Belgrade for its regular meeting. Much of their time together was devoted to preparations for the next CEC General Assembly, which will take place in Novi Sad from 30 May to 6 June 2018 and has already attracted national attention in Serbia.
13 Jun, 2017
Since 2000, more than 30 000 migrants and refugees have lost their lives on their way to Europe, often drowning at sea or suffocating in containers on trucks and ships. Churches throughout Europe have responded through intensive solidarity and humanitarian efforts at Europe’s borders and by advocating for safe and legal passage.
24 May, 2017
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) with a European focus is off to a spirited start. Just some days ago, more than 130 theological students from all around the world made their way to Berlin for two weeks of engagement with established and up-and-coming scholars and church leaders.
23 May, 2017
The Conference of European Churches and the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, have strongly condemned a bombing in Manchester, United Kingdom, that has left 22 persons dead and another five-dozen wounded. The attack took place at Manchester Stadium, just as thousands of children and young people, along with their parents and many others, were leaving a pop concert.
18 May, 2017
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) with a European focus comes to Berlin from 19 May to 1 June 2017. The intensive programme brings together 130 theological students from 58 countries, all the way from Australia to Zambia. This diversity is only amplified by the diverse fields of study, Christian traditions, languages and cultures represented among the faculty and student body.
16 May, 2017
From 20 to 22 September the Conference of European Churches is hosting a conference and networking event for European church and ecumenical communicators and journalists.