Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe CPCE

Learn German in Sibiu/Romania!

Learn German in Sibiu/Romania!

An intensive German language course (B1) is offered every year by the Department of Protestant Theology of the Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Romania. The target group are people related to the church. Find all details, also concerning scholarships,...

22 Jan 2021: Nuclear Weapons are Banned

22 Jan 2021: Nuclear Weapons are Banned

On 22 January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) finally entering into force. CHURCH AND PEACE members across Europe are celebrating the ban - and hope for even more ratifications. The TPNW is a great success story. And it is also a story of...

Europäische Bibeldialoge in Zeiten der Pandemie

Europäische Bibeldialoge in Zeiten der Pandemie

Bibelgespräche online und (geplant ab April 2021) auch vor Ort bietet unser Kooperationspartner in Berlin. Für alle, die noch nicht so vertraut mit Videotagungen sind, wird vorheriges Üben angeboten! Materialien zum Einlesen werden jeweils vorab gesendet, sodass auch...

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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Learn German in Sibiu/Romania!

Learn German in Sibiu/Romania!

An intensive German language course (B1) is offered every year by the Department of Protestant Theology of the Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Romania. The target group are people related to the church. Find all details, also concerning scholarships,...

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.

Easter Appeal 2020 for Aleppo and Lesbos

The CPCE’s Easter 2020 Appeal raised EUR 103,812.17. The threatening coronavirus outbreak prompted the campaign to swiftly provide aid where the medical situation was already precarious. The CPCE’s appeal therefore focused on two projects:

  • Boosting medical aid to the refugees living in dreadfully cramped conditions on the Greek island of Lesbos, with the assistance of the Swiss Guido Fluri Foundation.
  • Supporting the Bethel Polyclinic in Aleppo, run by the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in Syria, via the Gustav Adolf Foundation (GAW Leipzig), e.g. purchasing medicines and food.

Heartfelt thanks to all the churches and individuals who donated to the appeal!

Young Theologians in Communion

The Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe gets young people involved in its work. To support this intention, in June 2020 the Council convened a reference group of young theologians, inviting more than 20 nominees aged between 21 and 35 years, put forward by their own churches, to take part in the Young Theologians in Communion programme. This group of young people will use the time leading up to the next General Assembly to scrutinise the work currently being conducted by the CPCE (doctrinal conversations, topics, activities) so as to inject a younger perspective. Their role will help them get to know the Church Communion and to directly experience and actively help shape “unity in reconciled diversity”.