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Media contact: Naveen Qayyum
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Season of Creation Opening Prayer

The Ecumenical Season of Creation will open with an online global prayer on Wednesday, 1 September, 13.00 (CET). CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger will lead the service with other ecumenical church leaders. This year’s Season of Creation theme is "A Home for All? Renewing the oikos of God". The Season of Creation lasts from 1 September (Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) until 4 October (Feast day of St. Francis).  Learn more & download the flyer

Emphasizing the equal image of God in both men and women

As part of the G20 Interfaith Forum, CEC Executive Secretary for Human Rights Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic shares reflections on Religious texts: Emphasizing the equal image of God in both men and women. Kitanovic serves as Advisory Council Liaison for the IF20 Gender Equality Working Group. Her video lecture Made in the image of God: The role of sacred texts in helping or hindering gender equality is available on YouTube. Read here

New publication on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Inspired by the visionary pastoral initiatives of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and under the direction of Archbishop Nikitas, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain presents its own contribution in the form of an informational booklet entitled Protecting the Vulnerable: Addressing the Sin of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Read more

CEC resources on COVID-19

CEC webpage Church response to COVID-19 continues to feature updated resources, including special messages, prayers, reflections and call to action from CEC related to COVID-19. The resources are available in several European languages. The page also features lists of CEC Member Churches, National Councils of Churches and Organisations in Partnership with their websites, offering more information. Read here

Upcoming Events 

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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