Sending service, 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly. Photo: Albin Hillert/CEC.
Sending service, 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly. Photo: Albin Hillert/CEC.


We are a fellowship bringing together 114 churches from Orthodox, Protestant, and Anglican traditions from all over Europe for dialogue, advocacy, and joint action.

Grounded in theological reflection, we engage in dialogue with European institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg, promoting peace and reconciliation, raising concerns and shaping the future of Europe.

As a regional ecumenical organisation, we strengthen our common witness, act in service to Europe and the world, promote the work for the unity of the Church.

A network of National Councils of Churches keeps us connected to national and regional concerns, while Organisations in Partnership develop our expertise in numerous areas, including public theology, just peace and human rights, with strong participation of women and youth.

The Conference of European Churches emerged as a peacebuilding effort in 1959, building bridges between the East and the West during the Cold War. This original mission carries us forward today as we continue to work for a humane, social and sustainable Europe at peace with itself and its neighbours.

CEC has an office in Brussels.

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