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  • 13 Jan, 2022

    CEC extends condolences on passing of EU Parliament President David Sassoli

    Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen, general secretary of the Conference of European Churches conveyed heartfelt condolences on the passing away of David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament.

  • 4 Jan, 2022

    The unequivocal hope manifested in Christ’s birth

    n Orthodox Church shares reflections on the occasion of Christmas celebrated in Orthodox tradition, affirming hope in Christ’s birth.

  • 16 Dec, 2021

    CEC to enhance church voices in European institutions through advocacy

    The Conference of European Churches is set to implement a sharp organisational profile. As a church-fellowship, CEC will strengthen its work to develop Christian voices in European political institutions and beyond, while being grounded in firm theological reflection.

  • 14 Dec, 2021

    Spanish church leaders discuss project “Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe”

    In a meeting held in Madrid on 10 December, Human Rights Day, CEC Executive Secretary Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic met with leaders from CEC Member Churches in Spain to discuss the security situation in the country. She presented CEC’s SASCE project (Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe) funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police.

  • 13 Dec, 2021

    European churches urge people to get vaccinated against COVID-19

    Urging responsibility and care amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and encouraging vaccination together with necessary sanitary measures, 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 (COMECE) have issued the following joint appeal.   

  • 12 Dec, 2021

    CEC Christmas greetings: Rejoice in hope!

    In the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, European churches carry a message of hope to the world, one that shines brightly as the child born in a manger.

  • 9 Dec, 2021

    European churches bring into focus the Conference on the Future of Europe

    The event “Our hope for Europe” held in Brussels, brought into focus churches’ contribution to the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe. It was organised by the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and Chapel for Europe, with participation from representatives of the three main EU institutions.

  • 5 Dec, 2021

    CEC celebrates 1920 Encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

    “The insights of the Synodal Encyclical have had a lasting impact on the ecumenical movement,” CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger said at the anniversary event “Synodal Encyclical of 1920: 100 Years of Exceptional Influence” celebrating one of the most significant ecumenical documents.

  • 15 Nov, 2021

    Security awareness in Europe

    The Ecumenical Council of Churches in Hungary welcomed Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic, CEC Executive Secretary of Human Rights in Budapest, where she shared with the church leadership about security situation in Europe and presented the Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe (SASCE) project, carried out by CEC and funded by the European Commission.