In the Group of the European People's Party (EPP Group) Conference in Rome, in collaboration with the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger contributed to the dialogue on "Christian values and the Future of Europe".
The conference from 20 to 22 September, brought in focus agriculture, migration, jobs and the future of Europe.
"Together with COMECE, we are convinced that our advocacy for a united, democratic, and hospitable Europe is all the more stronger when it has a common Christian voice speaking in a spirit of unity," said Rev. Krieger.
"We all here share the same goal – shaping a better future for Europe and promoting our core European and Christian-Jewish values. Therefore, we are all excited about the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) – which at its best could be the first step to truly boosting European democracy, fostering the participation of citizens and shaping the future of Europe and the EU in accordance with our common core values. It should be a place where the hopes and dreams, visions and concerns of all Europeans are heard," he added.
"At CEC, we look forward to continuing to work together with COMECE to contribute to the CoFoE. The voice of the churches and other religious communities needs to be heard in this process together with European citizens and other partners representing civil society in the region."