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  • 10 Oct, 2014

    Press Release: CEC Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winners

    The Conference of European Churches congratulates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai who were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 for their work on "the struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the rights of all children to education"

  • 2 Oct, 2014

    CCME Press Release: Remembering persons who have lost their lives calls for a commitment to prevent such catastrophes

    One year after the tragedy off the shores of Lampedusa, persons across Europe remember the persons who have lost their lives in this and many other incidents in the Mediterranean Sea. The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe takes this opportunity to call on churches, governments, European institutions and people across Europe for a commitment to prevent such catastrophes.

  • 30 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: ECEN Assembly

    The 10th Assembly of European Christian Environmental Network concluded in Balatonszarszo (Hungary) on 30 September, 2014.More than 100 delegates and guests from 24 countries, engaged in works on care for creation, attended the Assembly under the theme of 'Energy and Climate Change - the Churches' Role and Voice' offered a place for discussion, worships and sharing of the churches’ concerns related to climate change and energy use.

  • 27 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: 10th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network

    The 10th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) under the theme ‘Energy and Climate Change – the Churches’ Role and Voice’ will take place from 27 September – 1 October 2014 in Balatonszárszó (Hungary). The aim of the meeting is to offer a space for a discussion on recent developments in climate change, energy and ethics, and to strengthen Churches’ engagement and cooperation in responding to these concerns.

  • 25 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: CALL Network Assembly takes place

    “Bridges between hope and reality – overcoming imbalances in Europe” was the theme of the 4th Assembly of the CALL-network, which was held in Rome from 22 to 24 September. 28 participants from 16 different European countries and even more different churches in Europe reflected on the growing economic imbalances, the impact on employment and labour market in Europe and how they could be addressed to improve matters.

  • 24 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: CEC president greets the Jewish Community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah

    The Conference of European Churches shares with the Jewish communities in Europe hopes for new beginnings in this season of remembrance and renewal. The president, Rt. Rev. Christopher Hill D.D., offered his warm greetings to all in the European Jewish communities and underlined “the deep bonds of solidarity and friendship in faith that bind us together through our common roots”.

  • 19 Sep, 2014

    Summer School on Human Rights takes place in Italy

    The Conference of European Churches launched the project of the Summer School on Human Rights devoted to the topic of Freedom of Religion or Belief from 15-18 September in Palermo, Italy. It was hosted by Italian Protestant Federation with academic support by KU Leuven.

  • 18 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All

    Restrictions of freedom of religion or belief are an increasing challenge to the global world and to Europe in particular. The Summer School on Human Rights, hosted by the Italian Protestant Federation on 15-18 September in Palermo, Italy, is an unprecedented response. For the first time, European Churches join forces in order to designate a school on human rights and in particular to freedom of religion or belief.

  • 9 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: Climate change: Young Christians call on EU to commit to eco-justice

    “We stand for Sustainability and Eco-justice” was the main conclusion of the conference which was held in Brussels on 9 September. The Conference, co-organised by Christian organisations in Brussels, gathered representatives of the EU Institutions, Christian youth organisations and churches representatives. The forum emphasised that entering a path to decarbonise societies and climate justice can be achieved only through cooperation of many stakeholders including those from politics, civil society and churches. A specific role is to be given to the younger generation in this process.