The CPCE has something to say. It has given important impetus to ecumenism. With its study, “The Church of Jesus Christ”, a comprehensive Protestant understanding of the church was formulated for the first time. The following study, “Church and Israel”, made this teaching fruitful for the relationship between Christians and Jews. Recent years have seen the addition of significant statements on ethical decision-making and on the missional task of the churches.

The CPCE sends signals. In the last few years, the Presidium and Council have repeatedly introduced a distinctive Protestant position into important debates in society at large. Among these are the process of European union, human rights, intercultural dialogue and the questioning of a “just war”, as well as religious freedom and freedom of opinion.

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Leuenberg Agreement

The CPCE is the communion 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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Gemeinsam Kirche sein / Being church together, 2020 – 2024

CPCE Aims 2020-2024Download 
Being church together - Aims 2020-2024 Download 
GEKE Ziele 2020-2024 Download 
Gemeinsam Kirche sein - Ziele 2020-2024 Download 
Etre Eglise ensemble - Objectifs 2020-2024Download 

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Leuenberg Texts

Leuenberg Documents 1: The Church of Jesus Christ (English / German)Download 
Leuenberg Documents 1: The Church of Jesus Christ (French)Download 
Leuenberg Documents 1: The Church of Jesus Christ (Czech)Download 
Leuenberg Documents 1: The Church of Jesus Christ (Russian)Download 
Leuenberg Documents 2: Sacraments, Ministry, Ordination Download 
Leuenberg Documents 3: Protestant Texts on Ethical Decision-Making Download 
Leuenberg Documents 4: Leuenberg, Meissen, and Porvoo Download 
Leuenberg Documents 5: The Christian WItness on Freedom Download 
Leuenberg Documents 6: Church and Israel Download 
Leuenberg Documents 7: Church - People - State - Nation Download 
Leuenberg Documents 8: Consultation between the CEC and the LCF on Ecclesiology Download 
Leuenberg Documents 9: Dialogue between EBF and CPCE on the Doctrine and Practice of Baptism Download 
Leuenberg Documents 10: Gesetz und Evangelium Download 
Leuenberg Documents 11: Consultations between CEC and CPCE Download 
Leuenberg Documents 14: Scripture - Confession - Church Download 
Leuenberg Documents 15: Protestant in Europe Download 

General Assembly Basel 2018

Schlussbericht_D mit Anhängen.pdfDownload 
Church CommunionDownload 
Continuing educationDownload 
CPCE-PCPCU ReportDownload 
Education for a futureDownload 
Final Report with AppendixesDownload 
Message of peaceDownload 
Migration and Church CommunionDownload 
Religious Plurality / Pluralität der Religionen - Book / Buch Download 
Theology of Diaspora / Theologie der Diaspora - Book / Buch Download 
Theology of DiasporaDownload 
Bericht EinheitsratDownload 
Bildung für Zukunft.pdfDownload 
Migration und KirchengemeinschaftDownload 
Theologie der DiasporaDownload 


A time to live, and a time to dieDownload 
Leben hat seine Zeit, Sterben hat seine ZeitDownload 
Čas žít, čas umíratDownload 
Un temps pour vivre, et un temps pour mourirDownload 
Czas życia i czas umieraniaDownload 
Before I formed you in the wombDownload 
Bevor ich Dich im Mutterleib geformt habeDownload 
Avant que je te forme dans le ventreDownload 
Interpellations protestantes sur l’Assistance Médicale à la Procréation et la Gestation Pour AutruiDownload 
Viljatusravi ja suremisabi eetikaDownload 
Before I formed you in the womb (Ukrainian)Download 

Ecumenical Dialogues

Agreement EBF-CPCE September 2010Download 
Vereinbarung EBF-GEKE September 2010Download 
CPCE-Anglican communiqué Kappel 2014Download 
CPCE-Anglican memorandum Dec 2012Download 
GEKE-Anglikaner Memorandum Dez 2012Download 
Pontifical CouncilDownload 
Päpstlicher EinheitsratDownload 
Conseil pontificalDownload 


Liebfrauenberg DeclarationDownload 
Declaration du LiebfrauenbergDownload 
Ecclesia semper reformanda 2012Download 
Formation of Faith. Handing on the Faith in Europan ProtestantismDownload 
Free for the Future. Protestant Churches in Europe. Documents of the 7th CPCE General Assembly, Florence 2012Download