• 5 Sep, 2021

    Churches call for lasting peace and respect for human rights in Nagorno-Karabakh

    On his return from Armenia, Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, primate of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland speaks about the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), challenges faced by the Armenian citizens, and churches’ struggles in pursuit of lasting peace, justice and respect for human rights in the region. Manukyan serves as member of the Governing Board of CEC.

  • 1 Sep, 2021

    European churches urge EU to protect the vulnerable in Afghanistan

    Conveying solidarity with people in Afghanistan, Rev. Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches and H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, issued a joint statement urging the European decision makers to show humanity and act with determination in addressing the human tragedy currently unfolding in the country.

  • 29 Aug, 2021

    CEC mourns the loss of Rev. Richard Fischer

    CEC general secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen expressed deep sadness over the passing away of Rev. Richard Fischer, who served as executive secretary at CEC’s Strasbourg office for over 21 years, making immense contribution in the field of bioethics and education.

  • 25 Aug, 2021

    European churches extend invitation to celebrate Season of Creation

    Rev. Christian Krieger and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences President H. Em. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, have issued a joint statement.

  • 2 Aug, 2021

    Video resources: 2021 Summer School on Human Rights

    Video resources from CEC’s 8th Summer School on Human Rights are available. The videos feature keynote speeches and panel presentations addressing the theme “Ensuring Security of Worship Places and Religious Communities” in a series of webinars.

  • 27 Jul, 2021

    Theological Reflections: Seeking, sharing, and serving the risen Lord

    As part of CEC’s Theological Reflections series “Communion in crisis: The Church during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr Katherine Shirk Lucas from the French Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission, reflects on seeking, sharing, and serving the risen Lord, and the Church as communion during the Covid-19 pandemic”.

  • 27 Jul, 2021

    CEC video features responses to human rights in the times of COVID-19

    Churches and believers across Europe have experienced numerous hardships, posing challenges to the state of human rights in the times of COVID-19. To explore these issues, the Conference of European Churches releases a new video, featuring impressions from participants of its 7th virtual Summer School on Human Rights.

  • 26 Jul, 2021

    Summer School focuses on protection of worship places and religious communities

    Freedom of religion or belief is a fundamental human right. It encompasses the right to publically exercise one’s religion, including the possibility to dedicate special places – churches, synagogues, mosques, cemeteries and other holy sites – to religious and cultic purposes.

  • 15 Jul, 2021

    Slovenian EU Presidency: Churches meet with Ambassador Jarc

    An ecumenical delegation of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) participated in an online meeting on 15 July 2021 with Mr. Iztok Jarc, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the European Union, exchanging on the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.