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CPCE welcomes new member: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland

CPCE welcomes new member: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland

The Council of the CPCE agreed to admit the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland (Thjodkirkja) as a member church - a very warm welcome to the Islandic church! Here is a short introduction: History After the Christianisation of Iceland around the year 1000, the...

DE und GB: Pfingstgeist überwindet Grenzen/Digital Pentocost Service

DE und GB: Pfingstgeist überwindet Grenzen/Digital Pentocost Service

Am Pfingstsamstag, dem 30. Mai 2020, um 18 Uhr (Mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit) findet ein virtueller deutsch-englischer Gottesdienst in Zeiten von Brexit und Corona statt. Die Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz und die britische United Reformed Church (URC) laden die...

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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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CPCE welcomes new member: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland

CPCE welcomes new member: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland

The Council of the CPCE agreed to admit the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland (Thjodkirkja) as a member church - a very warm welcome to the Islandic church! Here is a short introduction: History After the Christianisation of Iceland around the year 1000, the...

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.

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.