Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
The Conference of European Churches was founded in 1959 as a peacebuilding organisation following the death and destruction of World War II. We continue to honour these earliest roots through an ongoing commitment to peacebuilding and reconciliation. Through various activities we seek to build bridges, provide an opportunity for encounter, and work for social justice.
In this context, following document was issued:
The Role of Religion in Conflict, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation – A study document of CEC Thematic Reference Group on Peacebuilding and Reconciliation, presented at the 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly.
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29 Aug, 2018
Живое свидетельство, справедливость и гостеприимство: Генеральная ассамблея обращает внимание на вопросы общественной важности
Нови-Садская Генеральная ассамблея Конференции европейских церквей 2018 года рекомендовала Церквям-членам в предстоящие годы обратить внимание на следующие шесть сфер.
27 Aug, 2018
The 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches recommended to CEC Member Churches six areas for concern in the coming years.
16 Apr, 2018
Une délégation de haut niveau de la KEK a récemment rendu visite au siège du Conseil des Églises du Proche-Orient à Beyrouth, au Liban, du 11 au 13 avril derniers.
7 Dec, 2017
Experts in conflict mediation and peacebuilding were brought together at a consultation in Brussels.
17 Jul, 2017
On July 12, 2017 representatives from a range of religious organisations met with senior European policy makers to explore different dimensions of resilience and how faith-based actors can contribute to fostering resilience.
10 Jul, 2017
In light of three recent papers on defence policy by the European Commission, the Conference of European Churches (CEC) is calling on the European Union to avoid opening way for the militarisation of its budget and structures. The EU should instead strengthen its role as an actor for peace and reconciliation through non-military instruments.
17 Apr, 2017
During Holy Week from 10-14 April 2017 young adults of the Serbian minority in Croatia and of the Croatian minority in Serbia visited the European institutions. The programme included several mediation sessions which were facilitated by the Quaker Council for European Affairs.
12 Oct, 2016
The European Commission has tabled a proposal on capacity building in support of security and development amending the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP). Current discussion opens way for the EU to use development funds to support military activity of third countries.
18 Jun, 2016
The churches in the Porvoo Communion produced Guidelines for Inter Faith Encounter at a conference in Oslo in November-December 2003. These guidelines were further developed at a major Interfaith Engagement Consultation in Gothenburg in March 2011.
20 Mar, 2016
In its commitment to Europe as a whole and seeking to promote an authentic, credible and socially responsible Christian witness, CEC urges strong support for European Parliament resolutions on arms export of 17 December 2015 and on the humanitarian situation in Yemen of 25 February 2016 including arms embargo against Saudi Arabia.