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Lust auf Leitung – Desire to Lead, Vienna Oct 2020

Lust auf Leitung – Desire to Lead, Vienna Oct 2020

Die Nominierungsfrist für dieses Frauen-Netzwerktreffen in Wien (1.-2. Okt. 2020) endet bald! Eingeladen sind ordinierte Frauen, die in ihren Kirchen seit Kurzem eine Leitungsposition innehaben oder für eine solche vorgesehen sind (eine Person pro Kirche). Sie...

Young Theologians in Communion – Invitation

Young Theologians in Communion – Invitation

“Unity in reconciled diversity” is the model of the Church unity of the CPCE. Thanks to intensive theological work CPCE member churches did not only overcome historical doctrinal divisions, but deepen their communion through many further study processes and doctrinal...

Statement from UK Church leaders ahead of January 31st, 2020

Statement from UK Church leaders ahead of January 31st, 2020

On Friday 24th January, Church Leaders released a joint statement regarding the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union. This was accompanied by a letter from Church Leaders addressed to partner Churches and Church organisations in Europe. CPCE publishes the...

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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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Lust auf Leitung – Desire to Lead, Vienna Oct 2020

Lust auf Leitung – Desire to Lead, Vienna Oct 2020

Die Nominierungsfrist für dieses Frauen-Netzwerktreffen in Wien (1.-2. Okt. 2020) endet bald! Eingeladen sind ordinierte Frauen, die in ihren Kirchen seit Kurzem eine Leitungsposition innehaben oder für eine solche vorgesehen sind (eine Person pro Kirche). Sie...

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.