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International Conference “Person in a Post-Religious Society”

CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger’s presentation on “Religion in a Secular Society” for the International Conference on “Person in a Post-Religious Society” is now available. The conference was organised by St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute, the Conference of European Churches, VU University Amsterdam – Faculty of Religion and Theology, Beliefs and Practices, and Pokrovskie Vorota Cultural Center, from 10–13 December 2020 in Moscow, Russia. The channel will feature other presentations from the conference in due time. Watch here and learn more

Halki Summit IV: COVID-19 and Climate Change: Living with and Learning from a Pandemic

COVID-19 has lowered global carbon emissions; but it hasn’t slowed climate change. Our response to COVID-19 has precipitated the discovery of a vaccine; but it has left the world with a staggering number of deaths. Halki Summit IV, a series of webinars will be held on the topic from 26-28 January 2021. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will be among the speakers. Register and learn more

After tragic Norway landslide, “God is providing light in the shadow”

On 30 December 2020, a tragic landslide struck the village of Ask, Norway, located in Gjerdrum, about 50 kilometers northeast of Oslo. Rt. Rev. Atle Sommerfeldt, bishop of Borg in the Church of Norway, reflects on how the church is bringing hope in the midst of what, for many in Gjerdrum, has become a valley of despair. Read more

Evangelical Alliance Week Of Prayer 2021: Bible Engagement

The Evangelical Alliance Week of Prayer (WOP) is a worldwide but mostly Europe-wide observed initiative with material provided by the European Evangelical Alliance. WOP 2021 takes place under the theme "Bible Engagement". Throughout 8 days readers are invited to engage with the Bible following the verbs: read, live, share, invite, think, experience, hear, worship. Read more

Upcoming Events 

European Christian Environmental Network Assembly

The Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN), addressing the theme “Reconciled with Creation: a Call for Urgent Action on Climate and Biodiversity” will be held from 28 May to 2 June 2021 at the Evangelical Academy Bad Herrenalb, Germany. Read more

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 [postponed]

The conference on “Wellbeing of Digitalized Societies and Work Place” organised by the Church Action on Labour and Life (CALL) Network is postponed due to COVID-19 related uncertainties. The new dates will be announced soon. Read more


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