The EU Constitution from a Protestant Viewpoint

A handout for the CPCE Churches

Statement of the CPCE Presidium

From the introduction:

From a Protestant point of view, the Constitutional Treaty of the European Union is “despite some points of criticism, a considerably improved basis for the living together of people and States in Europe”, according to the opinion of the Presidium of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) – Leuenberg Church Fellowship. “Therefore, we support the ratification of the Constitutional Treaty,” write the CPCE President Prof. Elisabeth Parmentier (Strasbourg) and her two deputies, Rev. Thomas Wipf (Bern), President of the Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, and Prof. Michael Beintker, Director of the Institute for Reformed Theology at the University of Munster, in the 8-page manual “The EU Constitution from a Protestant Viewpoint”. The Constitution will come into force on 1 November 2006 subject to the ratification of all the 25 Member States.

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