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Neu bei der GEKE – New at CPCE

Neu bei der GEKE – New at CPCE

Mit Januar 2020 haben zwei neue Mitarbeiter*innen ihre Tätigkeit in der Geschäftsstelle in Wien aufgenommen: Dr. Oliver Engelhardt, geb. 1975 in Lichtenfels/DE, kommt von der Evangelischen Kirche der Böhmischen Brüder in Prag zur GEKE. Engelhardt studierte Slawistik,...

Kathrin Nothacker neue Personaldezernentin in Württemberg

Kathrin Nothacker neue Personaldezernentin in Württemberg

Von der GEKE in Wien zurück nach Stuttgart: die vormalige Referentin für Kirchenbeziehungen der GEKE, Pfarrerin Kathrin Nothacker, wurde am 14. Jan. 2020 in ihr neues Amt als Leiterin des Dezernats „Theologische Ausbildung und Pfarrdienst“ im Oberkirchenrat der Ev....

GEKE und GAW unterzeichnen Kooperationsvereinbarung

GEKE und GAW unterzeichnen Kooperationsvereinbarung

Prälatin Gabriele Wulz als Präsidentin des Gustav Adolf-Werks Leipzig und Prof. Dr. Miriam Rose als Präsidentin der GEKE, sowie Pfr. Enno Haaks und Pfr. Dr. Mario Fischer als Generalsekretäre der beiden Organisationen unterzeichneten am 14. Januar 2020 eine...

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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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Neu bei der GEKE – New at CPCE

Neu bei der GEKE – New at CPCE

Mit Januar 2020 haben zwei neue Mitarbeiter*innen ihre Tätigkeit in der Geschäftsstelle in Wien aufgenommen: Dr. Oliver Engelhardt, geb. 1975 in Lichtenfels/DE, kommt von der Evangelischen Kirche der Böhmischen Brüder in Prag zur GEKE. Engelhardt studierte Slawistik,...

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.