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Video update from CEC general secretary: Theological Reflections – Exploring Church in Mission

"Coming together with our differences, opens our eyes to others, as well as to ourselves." CEC general secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen speaks about CEC's Theological Reflections series "Communion in Crisis: The Church during the COVID-19 Pandemic" in his monthly video message from Brussels. Watch here

ECEN Assembly brings into focus actions on creation, climate and biodiversity

The virtual Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) concluded this week, addressing the theme “Reconciled with Creation: A Call for Urgent Action on Climate and Biodiversity”. The event highlighted responses to climate change and efforts for a sustainable future. Read more

In Norway, youth are living into green ministry—and bringing adults along, too

The European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) presented the Roman Juriga Award to the GreenHouse ministry on 1 June at its assembly, commending their creative response to our world’s environmental challenges. Through its work, ECEN inspires young people to become even stronger leaders in caring for creation. Read more

Europe is dying on Lampedusa

"In these very hours Europe is dying in Lampedusa" says the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy. The CCME General Secretary Dr Torsten Moritz said, “Arrivals in Lampedusa are neither a new phenomenon nor unmanageable. However, important responses are needed more than ever, including effective and speedy inner-EU solidarity coupled with substantial safe passages such as humanitarian corridors and resettlement to stop the loss of life.” Read more

Upcoming Events 

CEC Online Academy on Populism, Diversity and Democracy

The Conference of European Churches will hold an Online Academy on Populism, Diversity and Democracy from 21 to 22 June 2021, under the theme “Europe challenged by populism: Churches as 'salt of the earth'? How to contribute to living peacefully together in diversity”. Learn more and register here

European Regional Pre-Assembly for WCC 11th Assembly

CEC will hold the European Regional Pre-Assembly from 25 to 27 February 2022 in Warsaw, Poland, ahead of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) taking place same year. CEC is organising the event as a Regional Ecumenical Organisation (REO) in cooperation with the WCC, and together with the Polish Ecumenical CouncilRead more

Wellbeing of Digitalized Societies and Work Place 

The conference on “Wellbeing of Digitalized Societies and Work Place” organised by the Church Action on Labour and Life (CALL) Network will be held from 10 to 12 March 2022 at the Cultural Center Saint-Thomas, Strasbourg. Read more
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