Articles by: Community of Protestant Churches in Europe CPCE

EUR: CPCE elects Presidium: Weber, Tarr, Locher

EUR: CPCE elects Presidium: Weber, Tarr, Locher

0 by / on 2012/09/26, 07:15 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE, Featured, Italy

New leadership for the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe: Election of the Presidium und General Secretary The freshly elected Council at the CPCE’s Assembly in Florence has elected the new Presidium and appointed the organisation’s General Secretary during its inaugural meeting on 25th September 2012. The tripartite Presidium consists of Gottfried Locher, Klára Tarr Cselovszky and Friedrich Weber, with […]

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EUR: Community of Protestant Churches in Europe welcomes its 106th member

EUR: Community of Protestant Churches in Europe welcomes its 106th member

0 by / on 2012/09/25, 09:36 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE, Italy

The Iglesia Evangélica Luterana of Ecuador signs up It’s official: the Iglesia Evangélica Luterana del Ecuador (IELE) has now become the 106th church to join the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE). The formal agreement was ceremoniously signed by the CPCE’s President Thomas Wipf and retired Senior Church Councillor Rüdiger Schloz, a serving minister until 2009 and now representative […]

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EUR/IT: “No such thing as freedom unless women are free”

EUR/IT: “No such thing as freedom unless women are free”

0 by / on 2012/09/24, 20:23 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE, Featured, Italy

The renowned director and screenwriter Cristina Comencini voices criticism of the stereotyping of women in Italy at the CPCE’s General Assembly. Film maker and author Cristina Comencini denounced the patriarchal structures and violence against women within Italian society at the General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe. “There is no such thing as freedom as long as […]

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EUR/IT: Rosangela Jarjour: An Endangered Future for Christians in the Middle East

EUR/IT: Rosangela Jarjour: An Endangered Future for Christians in the Middle East

0 by / on 2012/09/22, 14:11 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE, Featured, Italy

“We don’t want to become refugees, but to live in peace and with full citizens’ rights and duties in our own land”, says the General Secretary of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches, and resident of Homs, to the General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe. Rosangela Jarjour has drawn attention to the dramatic predicament of […]

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EUR/IT: Amidst Potential and Reality

EUR/IT: Amidst Potential and Reality

0 by / on 2012/09/21, 20:59 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE, Italy

Erring between endless possibilities, because there’s always a different way, would present a serious pitfall for the work and methods of the CPCE, warned its General Secretary, Bishop Michael Bünker, in his report to the General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, delivered on day two in Florence. In his appraisal of the 29 tasks laid out […]

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EUR/IT: Michael Beintker: The Uniting Force of Reformation

EUR/IT: Michael Beintker: The Uniting Force of Reformation

0 by / on 2012/09/21, 14:57 / in Europe, Italy

In his speech to the General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Germany the Reformed Protestant Theologian defines Reformation as a change in direction and prioritises ecumenical endeavours. Reformation is neither a historical phenomenon that occurred back in the 16th century, nor an exclusively Protestant privilege. Rather, Reformation should be interpreted in theological terms as a turning manoeuvre, […]

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EUR/IT: Opening of CPCE General Assembly

EUR/IT: Opening of CPCE General Assembly

0 by / on 2012/09/21, 07:36 / in Europe, Featured, Italy

At the opening of the 7th General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE), currently convening in Florence until 26th September under the banner “Free for the Future”, its President Thomas Wipf, General Secretary Michael Bünker, and hosts Fulvio Ferrario and Holger Milkau from the host churches of Italy presented their personal visions for the Protestant churches […]

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EUR/IT: Prominent Guests at the General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches

EUR/IT: Prominent Guests at the General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches

0 by / on 2012/09/18, 10:06 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE, Featured, Italy

High-ranking ecumenical guests are expected at the meeting in Florence of the General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe which begins on 20th September under the Motto “Free for the Future”. The World Council of Churches is represented by the General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit. Guy Liagre, until the spring of 2012 a council member of the […]

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EUR: CPCE: Consultation with Rome on Questions of Church Teaching

EUR: CPCE: Consultation with Rome on Questions of Church Teaching

0 by / on 2012/08/22, 07:20 / in Austria, Europe, Featured

The Community of Protestant Churches in Europe Introduces its Delegation The CPCE delegates for the series of consultations that have been agreed between Europe’s Protestants and the Vatican on questions of church teaching have now been decided. In all, seven theologians will represent the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe in the first consultation with the Roman Catholic Church. The […]

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F: Historic Moment for Protestants in France: Reformed and Lutherans unite

F: Historic Moment for Protestants in France: Reformed and Lutherans unite

1 by / on 2012/06/13, 07:33 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE, Featured

At a joint synod in Belfort (France) the Lutheran and the Reformed Church in France have joined to form the United Protestant Church of France (Eglise Protestante unie de France, EPUF). This concludes a process which began in the 1960s and was formally formulated as a goal at the joint synod in Socheaux in 2007. “This is an historic decision […]

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