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 6th Summer School on Human Rights of the Conference of European
Churches took place from 17 to 20 June 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. In cooperation with the Portuguese Christian Council of Churches, participants from different national, ethnic and religious backgrounds were given an opportunity to study together and receive interdisciplinary training on freedom of expression, hate speech, hate crime and how to prevent incitement to hatred in religious contexts.
Click below to read presentations made at the event:
- Theology, Populism and Freedom of Expression: Biblical and Theological Input by Prof. Dr Christof Sauer
- Hate Crime against Christian Communities in Europe by Prof. Dr Christof Sauer (Power Point)
The 2018 Summer School took place in Malaga (Spain) from 8 to 12 July in partnership with the Spanish Protestant Federation (FEREDE), the Spanish Evangelical Church, and Ecumenical Centre Los Rubios. The 2018 edition addresses the intersection of freedom of religion or belief and populism. For a draft version of the programme, please click here.
For more information on this programme, please email Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic.
11 Jul, 2019
CEC Annual Report 2018 titled "You Shall be my Witnesses" is now available online in English, French, German and Russian. The report records highlights from CEC activities in 2018.
20 Jun, 2019
The 6th Summer School on Human Rights of the Conference of European Churches took place in Lisbon, Portugal.
11 Jun, 2019
CEC released a short video from its 5th CEC Summer School on Human Rights, which brought into focus freedom of religion or belief, theology and populism in Europe.
4 Sep, 2018
Following are the presentations from the 5th annual Summer School on Human Rights on Theology and Human Rights - Freedom of Religion Or Belief And Populism held from 8 to 12 July 2018 in Málaga, Spain.
23 Jul, 2018
”Религиозный плюрализм неотделим от демократических обществ и его существование в них просто необходимо.”
23 Jul, 2018
„Religiöser Pluralismus ist untrennbar mit demokratischen Gesellschaften verbunden und für deren Existenz unabdingbar. “
14 Jul, 2018
« Le pluralisme religieux est indissociable des sociétés démocratiques et leur est indispensable.»
18 Jul, 2017
The following are presentations from the 4th Annual Summer School on Human Rights “Rights under Threats - Stand Up for Refugees' and Migrants' Rights”, which took place from 2 to 6 July in Palermo, Italy.
6 Jul, 2017
This was the central message of the fourth annual Conference of European Churches Summer School on Human Rights, which took place in Palermo (Italy) from 2 to 6 July. The gathering brought together 45 human rights experts, scholars, and church representatives from across Europe for a week of intensive learning and dialogue.
6 Jul, 2017
Летняя школа по правам человека: права человека как центральный элемент политики по миграции и беженцам
“Права человека это не дополнение к политике по миграции и предоставлению убежища. Мы должны сделать их ключевым компонентом такой политики”.