News

  • 6 Sep, 2015

    European contribution to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

    The Conference of European Churches is pleased to announce a new website about the European contribution to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. CEC Pilgrimage (cecpilgrimage.wordpress.com/) features a calendar of European church events leading to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December 2015. The microsite also hosts links to CEC Member Church contributions to the pilgrimage, background information on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, and news relating to climate justice and faith. Regular updates on the site will raise awareness of climate justice issues of special importance leading to Paris.

  • 5 Sep, 2015

    Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All

    From 6 to 9 September, senior religious leaders, representatives from the European Commission, and scholars will gather in Halki and Istanbul for a conference on freedom of religion or belief. More than 40 human rights experts from CEC Member Churches are expected to attend.

  • 30 Aug, 2015

    Christians unite in prayers for the healing of creation

    The Conference of European Churches encourages all to join in a day of prayer for creation and its healing. On 1 September, Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican, Roman Catholic, and other Christians around the world will offer thanksgiving for the gifts of creation and pray for its protection and renewal.

  • 1 Aug, 2015

    Porajmos: Remembering the Roma genocide of World War II

    Sunday 2 August is Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, commemorating the genocide of Roma people during World War II. Declared by the European Parliament in 2015, the day marks the anniversary of the extermination of more than 3,000 Roma at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944.

  • 6 Jul, 2015

    CEC Commemorates 600th Anniversary of Jan Hus’s Martyrdom

    In two days of performances, public speeches, and ecumenical prayer, CEC joined in commemorating the 600th anniversary of the death of Jan Hus. Events took place in Prague, the city where Hus lived and preached, on 5 and 6 July 2015.

  • 2 Jul, 2015

    Greece Crisis: CEC expresses solidarity with Greek churches

    The Conference of European Churches expresses its solidarity with the churches of Greece and all Greek people. Our prayers are especially with the most vulnerable and marginalised, who bear the greatest burden in this time of crisis.

  • 15 Jun, 2015

    Living together and disagreeing well: High-level meeting with religious leaders at European Commission

    On 16 June senior Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, and Mormon leaders gathered for the 11th annual high-level meeting at the European Commission.

  • 2 Jun, 2015

    Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers: Statement on external borders of the EU especially the Mediterranean

    The Conference of European Churches (CEC) expresses its deep concern about the repeated loss of life in the Mediterranean. CEC deplores that for over two decades tens of thousands of migrants have drowned in their attempts to reach safety or find a more dignified life in Europe.

  • 25 May, 2015

    General Secretaries of National Councils of Churches in Europe meet in Berlin

    From 26 to 29 of May the General Secretaries of the National Councils of Churches in Europe will meet in Berlin. Apart from the “Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace”, proclaimed by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the 25 participants from 15 nations will visit the German Bundestag and discuss the relationship between church and state as well as the situation of persecuted Christians.