Conference of European Churches

  • 21 Jan 2010

    Poverty is a stark social and spiritual issue as well as an individual one, churches in Europe are saying as the European Union launches a special year to highlight the fight against its dehumanising effects.

  • 14 Jan 2010

    Today the organised ecumenical movement among Christians, seeking common witness and social justice, is seen by many as a failing, lost or irrelevant cause, says Keith Clements. But in a divided world, the case for a genuine search for unity among the churches in these islands and beyond is stronger than ever and needs radically renewing.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I has called for the creation of a churches' umbrella body in Europe to include Catholics alongside Anglicans, Orthodox and Protestants.

  • 18 Jul 2009

    Germany's senior Protestant leader has praised the role of European churches played in the fall of the Berlin Wall but says they need to find new ways of making their voice heard in today's Europe.

  • 13 Aug 2008

    A public statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) has called for prayers and assistance for those affected by the recent conflict in the Caucasus.

  • 19 Feb 2007

    German President Horst Kohler has called on Christian churches to redouble efforts to promote unity, warning they risk squandering their opportunities by letting differences and disputes drown out the message of their faith - writes Stephen Brown for Ecumenical News International (ENI).