Articles by: Community of Protestant Churches in Europe CPCE

EUR: The Community of Protestant Churches in Europe on the Year of Citizens – “Civil Rights and Human Rights must go hand in hand”

EUR: The Community of Protestant Churches in Europe on the Year of Citizens – “Civil Rights and Human Rights must go hand in hand”

0 by / on 2013/01/11, 08:11 / in Europe

The Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) welcomes the decision of the fora of the European Union to dedicate the European Year 2013 to the topic of its citizens.

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EUR: Pan-European Festival of the Reformation

EUR: Pan-European Festival of the Reformation

0 by / on 2012/10/08, 09:43 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE, Featured

Community of Protestant Churches in Europe sets new aims and objectives The Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) has called for a pan-European festival to celebrate the Reformation, emphasising its intent to “illuminate the European-wide dimension of the Reformation” in a resolution passed at the close of its General Assembly in Florence. The towns and cities that were particularly […]

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EUR: European Churches demand financial transaction tax and European Banking Union

EUR: European Churches demand financial transaction tax and European Banking Union

0 by / on 2012/10/02, 07:52 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE

The 7th General Assembly of the CPCE in Florence has issued a formal statement to its churches and the general public outlining its stance on the current situation in Europe. The statement was published October 1st. In this statement, the CPCE voices its recognition of the efforts already undertaken to combat the current crisis and concurs that there really is […]

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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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