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Europäische Bibelwoche

Europäische Bibelwoche

Vom 9. bis zum 13. Oktober fand die Begegnungstagung statt, die jährlich von der GEKE in Zusammenarbeit mit den Europäischen Bibeldialogen organisiert wird. Um die 30 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus vielen europäischen Kirchen sind in Wroclaw/Brelau, PL,...

The CPCE is looking for new recruits!

The CPCE is looking for new recruits!

With various staff members having entered retirement or completed their secondment, the CPCE’s main office in Vienna is seeking new colleagues from the start of 2020! The CPCE is involved in various specific fields of work that offer theology students (either...

1. Treffen europäischer Ökumenebeauftragter

1. Treffen europäischer Ökumenebeauftragter

Von 24.-26.9.2019 fand in Kauniesniemi, Finnland, ein erstes Treffen der Ökumenebeauftragten europäischer Kirchen statt, zu dem die Konferenz Europäischer Kirchen (KEK) eingeladen hatte. Die Mehrzahl der vertretenen Kirchen waren auch Mitglieder der GEKE, und so...

About us

The CPCE is the umbrella organisation of the protestant churches. 94 lutheran, methodist, reformed and united churches from over thirty countries in Europe and South America belong to it. With that the CPCE represents altogether around 50 million Protestants.

The CPCE exists thanks to the Leuenberg Agreement of 1973. It concluded: churches are allowed to be different because they appeal to the Gospel as their common basis. That sounds simple, but has far-reaching consequences: since then a lutheran minister can preach from a reformed pulpit or a French minister lead a congregation in Germany.

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Europäische Bibelwoche

Europäische Bibelwoche

Vom 9. bis zum 13. Oktober fand die Begegnungstagung statt, die jährlich von der GEKE in Zusammenarbeit mit den Europäischen Bibeldialogen organisiert wird. Um die 30 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus vielen europäischen Kirchen sind in Wroclaw/Brelau, PL,...

About us

The CPCE is the umbrella organisation of the protestant churches. 94 lutheran, methodist, reformed and united churches from over thirty countries in Europe and South America belong to it. With that the CPCE represents altogether around 50 million Protestants.

The CPCE exists thanks to the Leuenberg Agreement of 1973. It concluded: churches are allowed to be different because they appeal to the Gospel as their common basis. That sounds simple, but has far-reaching consequences: since then a lutheran minister can preach from a reformed pulpit or a French minister lead a congregation in Germany.

European Cities of the Reformation

The “European Cities of the Reformation” is a project to strengthen the partnerships between the European churches and their towns and cities as they celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The scheme promotes the vibrant interaction of art, culture and spirituality and encourages historical adventures and tourism in the towns and cities where the Reformation evolved.

The CPCE awarded participating towns and cities the title “European City of the Reformation” and right to use the official emblem and a joint media campaigns to publicise the full range of activities.

General Assembly Basel 2018

A Guide to the Ethics of Reproductive Medicine

The progress of reproductive medicine and its possibilities have raised hopes and expectations as well as concerns in our societies and churches in recent decades. And the outcome of the possible developments cannot be foreseen yet. The CPCE believes that the time has come to identify the mutual Protestant reasoning in this discussion.

The CPCE is aware that the medical technological possibilities will progress further. The Guide is not the final word. But it offers a fundamental and manifold guide for a common Protestant orientation at the European level. It invites and encourages the Member Churches to work further on these questions in their specific contexts.