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  • 1 Oct, 2015

    Unified political response needed to current migrant crisis

    The following is a joint statement of Rt Rev. Christopher Hill KCVO, DD, President of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), and Cardinal Reinhard Marx, President of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE).

  • 30 Sep, 2015

    2014 Annual Report Now Online

    The 2014 CEC Annual Report is now available online. The report contains updates from all CEC programme areas, as well as highlights from the year, message from the President and General Secretary, and a financial overview.

  • 30 Sep, 2015

    Jahresbericht 2014 jetzt online

    Der KEK Jahresbericht 2014 ist jetzt online erhältlich. Der Bericht enthält Informationen aus allen Programmbereichen der KEK sowie einen Überblick der Höhepunkte des Jahres, Botschaften des Präsidenten und des Generalsekretärs und einen finanziellen Überblick.

  • 30 Sep, 2015

    Rapport Annuel 2014 à présent en ligne

    Le Rapport Annuel 2014 de la KEK est à présent disponible en ligne. Il contient des informations sur les divers domaines thématiques de son programme, ainsi qu’un aperçu des principales activités en 2014, un message du Président et du Secrétaire Général, et une présentation des finances de la KEK.

  • 28 Sep, 2015

    Ecumenical Conference on Climate Change

    MEP Othmar Karas (EPP/Austria) hosted an ecumenical conference on climate change at the European Parliament. The event was organised by CEC, COMECE, Caritas Europe, ACT Alliance EU, and CIDSE.

  • 17 Sep, 2015

    Presidents of CEC, COMECE meet in Munich

    The presidents of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) met in Munich on 18 September to discuss issues of deep concern to the churches of Europe as ongoing crises continue to dominate the news and preoccupy politicians and citizens.

  • 10 Sep, 2015

    Refugee and Migrant Crisis: Ecumenical organisations appeal to ministers of EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

    Five of Europe’s ecumenical organisations have called on the ministers of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council for a unified, ambitious and rights-based refugee and migration policy. The Conference of European Churches joins with the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), Eurodiaconia, ACT Alliance EU, and EU-CORD in this appeal.

  • 9 Sep, 2015

    Refugee crisis: Ecumenical organisations respond

    In the wake of the current refugee crisis, European churches are being encouraged to deepen their efforts in receiving, supporting and protecting refugees who arrive in the region. This call was made in a letter issued jointly by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME).

  • 9 Sep, 2015

    Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All: Experts gather at Halki

    From September 7 to 9 more than 40 human rights experts from across Europe journeyed to the hilltop theological school of Halki on the Turkish island of Heybeliada. Once the heart of theological education for the Orthodox world, the school closed in 1971 as a result of a ban on private higher education in Turkey. Arriving by plane, train, and even by foot, participants discussed and debated approaches to advancing freedom of religion or belief.