The Conference of European Churches Summer School on Human Rights offers churches and church-related organisations the opportunity to train members on human rights issues. The school focusses on the legal, societal, political, and institutional dimensions of a different theme each year. Participants benefit from meeting and dialoguing with a network of CEC Member Churches and learn from interaction with prominent human rights experts.
The Summer School on Human Rights is held each year since 2013.
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2 Aug, 2021
Video resources from CEC’s 8th Summer School on Human Rights are available. The videos feature keynote speeches and panel presentations addressing the theme “Ensuring Security of Worship Places and Religious Communities” in a series of webinars.
27 Jul, 2021
Churches and believers across Europe have experienced numerous hardships, posing challenges to the state of human rights in the times of COVID-19. To explore these issues, the Conference of European Churches releases a new video, featuring impressions from participants of its 7th virtual Summer School on Human Rights.
26 Jul, 2021
Freedom of religion or belief is a fundamental human right. It encompasses the right to publically exercise one’s religion, including the possibility to dedicate special places – churches, synagogues, mosques, cemeteries and other holy sites – to religious and cultic purposes.
1 Jul, 2021
The CEC Annual Report 2020 is now available. The report titled Living in Hope in Pandemic Times reviews CEC activities carried out in the tumultuous year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
19 Jul, 2020
Presentations contributed to CEC's 7th Virtual Summer School on Human Rights held online from 7 to 10 July 2020.
16 Jul, 2020
Die Herausforderungen für die Menschenrechte in den Zeiten von COVID-19 waren ein Thema bei der 7. virtuellen Sommerschule für Menschenrechte.
13 Jul, 2020
Challenges for human rights in the times of COVID-19 was a theme sharp in focus at the 7th virtual Summer School on Human Rights.
12 Jul, 2020
The CEC Annual Report 2019 is now available. The report reviews CEC activities carried out in 2019, continuing in the current year, featuring highlights from CEC’s 60th anniversary.
21 Jun, 2020
Hate speech is increasingly widespread. To explore these issues, CEC releases a new video, featuring impressions from participants of its 6th Summer School on Human Rights.
9 Dec, 2019
Churches in Europe mark Human Rights Day observed on 10 December by calling for the protection of human life.