CEC

Building spiritual bridges and new links between the Balkans and the rest of Europe

June 6, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 6/6/18 The seventh day of the session of the General Assembly of the Conference of the European Churches, on 3 June 2018, passed in the sign of worship that was held in the morning in churches of Novi Sad and its suburbs, as well as in the procession held on the […]

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Conference of Churches Urges to Avoid Islamophobia After Normandy Attack

July 28, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – July 2016 Erin Green, spokeswoman for Conference of European Churches (CEC), Europe’s Christian churches union, said that the Normandy attack deeply affected all Christians and clergy of various churches. MOSCOW(Sputnik) — Inter-faith dialogue and unity among various churches across Europe is needed to overcome Islamophobia that is likely to rise after an attack on a church in the French region of Normandy, […]

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Round Table Discussion on Children’s Issues

June 14, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 In 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Armenian Apostolic Church; The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); and the “MGA Water” company.  The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to promote the defense of children’s rights, develop and undertake projects directed at the improvement […]

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Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All: Experts gather at Halki

September 28, 2015 Featured News

Press Release No: 15/34 9 September 2015 Istanbul/Heybeliada From September 7 to 9 more than 40 human rights experts from across Europe journeyed to the hilltop theological school of Halki on the Turkish island of Heybeliada. Once the heart of theological education for the Orthodox world, the school closed in 1971 as a result of […]

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Tree Planting Project at the Eurnekian Kindergarten of Arevadasht

April 20, 2015 News

On April 15, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, within the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a tree planting project was inaugurated for the Eurnekian Kindergarten of Arevadasht, as a symbol of the revival of the Armenian nation. The event was […]

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Spiritual Support to Families Project Holds Training Forum at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

March 28, 2015 News

March 2015 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Christian Education Center (CEC) of the Mother See held a training forum from March 23 – 25 as part of the Spiritual Support to Families project. The forum was held in Tsakhkadzor with the the participation of […]

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Macedonian authorities urged to give archbishop fair trial

July 11, 2013 Featured News

TANJUG – 11/7/13 BELGRADE — The Conference of European Churches (CEC) has called on the Macedonian government and PM Nikola Gruevski to ensure a fair trial for Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid. They were also urged to release him from custody pending his trial, in line with the country’s criminal law provisions. The appeal was issued […]

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The Conference of European Churches urges Prime Minister Gruevski for immediate release of Archbishop Jovan!

July 11, 2013 News

11/7/13 The Conference of European Churches, which from 3rd to 8th July held its 14th General Assembly in Budapest, at the end of its work issued an announcement in regard to the arresting and the imprisonment of His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, by the authorities of R. Macedonia. The announcement states: The Assembly […]

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Conference of European Churches deplores Azerbaijani murderer’s extradition

September 19, 2012 News

18/9/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Conference of European Churches (CEC) Central Committee convened its annual meeting in the Greek island of Crete on September 13 and 14. During the event, Hungary’s extradition of Ramil Safarov and his subsequent release in Azerbaijan was likewise discussed, Information System of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin reports. The Committee […]

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Hellenism Honours the Late Metropolitan Michael of Austria

November 30, 2011 News

28/11/2011 Hellenism of Central Europe attended the requiem mass being held in honor of the late Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria-Exarch of Hungary and Central Europe Michael at Hagia Triada Church of the Greek historical area in Vienna. Representatives of the Greek and Cypriot authorities were also present to the requiem mass as well as […]

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Central Committee Public Statement: Integration of Roma in European societies

October 21, 2011 News

FILE NEWS CEC CENTRAL COMMITTEE 21-24 September 2011 Prague, Czech Republic The Central Committee of the Conference of European Churches would like to encourage the member churches to make their ministry with and for Roma minorities more visible, and take further steps to overcome barriers between minority and majority communities. The CEC Central Committee appreciates […]

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Orthodox Churches still support ecumenism, Theologian Says

June 28, 2011 Featured News
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By Jonathan Luxmoore ENInews 27/6/2011 Orthodox churches remain “fully committed” to ecumenical cooperation, despite recent disagreements with Protestants, according to a senior Orthodox theologian. “It may appear that some Orthodox churches aren’t satisfied over moral and ethical issues, and this may bring them closer as a family of churches. But we shouldn’t necessarily see this […]

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European institutions “more open than ever” to church Co-operation

June 2, 2011 News

By Jonathan Luxmoore 31/5/2011 Warsaw, Poland (ENInews)–A senior ecumenist has welcomed growing co-operation between leaders of European institutions and churches, and predicted a growing advisory role for religious communities. “I think we’re seeing a greater openness today than ever before,” said Rudiger Noll, director of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European […]

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INTER-ORTHODOX PREPARATORY CONSULTATION FOR THE XIII ASSEMBLY OF CEC. Ierapetra, Crete, Greece 27-30 April 2009.

May 13, 2009 News

The Orthodox on the way to Lyon ‘Called to One Hope in Christ’STATEMENT1. Upon the invitation of His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and under the moderatorship of His Eminence Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima (Ecumenical Patriarchate), 27 hierarchs, priests, deacons, university professors and lay persons (male and female), representing nearly all of the Orthodox Churches […]

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