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Media contact: Naveen Qayyum
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Presentations at 7th Virtual Summer School on Human Rights

Presentations contributed to CEC’s 7th Virtual Summer School on Human Rights are now available online. The Summer School on Human Rights, organised together with the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) conducted online webinars from 7 to 10 July on “Challenges for Human Rights in the times of COVID –19”. Read contributions here

New 2022 date decided for WCC 11th Assembly as “opportunity to deepen visible unity”

The executive committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has approved a new date for the WCC 11th Assembly, which will now be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August – 8 September 2022. Originally planned for 2021, the event was postponed by one year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

COVID-19: leading the church in post-crisis world

“My experience of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has left a profound sense of humility, and a deeper understanding of how we live by grace alone. My task now is to support other pastors as they accompany anxious, sick and grieving individuals and families.” Rev. Ruth Wolff-Bonsirven, is an ‘inspectrice ecclésiastique’ or leader of the church in Alsace-Lorraine in eastern France. Read more

Upcoming Events 

Wellbeing of Digitalized Societies and Work Place

The Church Action on Labour and Life (CALL) Network will hold the conference “Wellbeing of Digitalized Societies and Work Place” from 11 to 13 March 2021, at the Cultural Center Saint-Thomas in Strasbourg. CALL is a Europe-wide network that seeks to address employment and related economic and social issues. Learn more

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 [POSTPONED]

CEC’s European Regional Pre-Assembly to be held ahead of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly is now being postponed due to the related COVID-19 uncertainties. New dates will be announced in due time. Read more

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