Posts Tagged “CCME”

Lampedusa Ecumenical Statement

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Lampedusa Ecumenical Statement

The organisations which arranged the “Living and witnessing the border” conference in Palermo and Lampedusa issued a joint statement which emphasised the gospel imperatives to welcome, protect and nourish. CTBI’s Christine Elliott attended the conference and will post her reflections on the event which coincided with the fourth anniversary of the 3 October 2013 loss…

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“We have hope. We can move beyond borders … and walls in our hearts and minds”

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“We have hope. We can move beyond borders … and walls in our hearts and minds”

“Have no fear! Christ is Alive! We have hope. We can move beyond borders, physical barriers and walls in our hearts and minds.” That’s the sentiment that runs through a statement unanimously adopted by the members of the Churches’ Commission on Migrants in Europe (CCME) which met in Prague last week for its general assembly. “We…

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CCME & WACC launch Refugees Reporting project

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CCME & WACC launch Refugees Reporting project

How do the media portray refugees in Europe? Do they give them any space to speak on their own behalf? Those are amongst the questions that new research by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Europe will ask in a new year-long project that launched today. assess…

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7 priority actions to protect all refugee and migrant children

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7 priority actions to protect all refugee and migrant children

78 organisations active in the field of children’s rights have strongly welcomed the focus on protecting children in migration at year’s European Forum on the Rights of the Child and they have identified seven priority ways in which EU leaders can better protect children. At least 1 in 3 people arriving to Greece by sea…

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Migration, Integration and European Values – faith leaders meet European Commission

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Migration, Integration and European Values – faith leaders meet European Commission

On Tuesday 29 November, senior Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Mormon leaders gathered for the 12th annual high-level meeting at the European Commission. This gathering focused on “Migration, Integration and European Values: Putting values into action”. Participants discussed a range of concerns relating to the global crises resulting in widespread migration to Europe, including the emergence…

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Migrants: from fear to compassion

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Migrants: from fear to compassion

The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) joined with CEC, COMECE to discuss the fears stirred up by mass migration with the Directorate General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission on 24 October. They met in advance of the annual EU religious leaders’ summit to be held on 29 November. Mass migration prompted…

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Have No Fear conference statement – churches should overcome hesitation to address the public

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Have No Fear conference statement – churches should overcome hesitation to address the public

A statement has been produced based on last week’s Have No Fear conference in Lunteren, organised by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN). Between 14 and 16 June, sixty representatives of churches, ecumenical…

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Update on refugee situation from CCME’s Doris Peschke #HaveNoFear

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Update on refugee situation from CCME’s Doris Peschke #HaveNoFear

Doris Peschke is General Secretary of Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe. She addressed delegates attending the Have No Fear conference in Lunteren, Netherlands, organised by CCME, Conference of European Churches (CEC), World Council of Churches (WCC) and Protestantse Kerk. You can follow Doris’ slides below as you listen to the talk. Doris began by…

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Dr Anders Wejryd: “it seems fear has taken over from realism and humanism” #HaveNoFear

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Dr Anders Wejryd: “it seems fear has taken over from realism and humanism” #HaveNoFear

Archbishop Emeritus Dr Anders Wejryd (WCC President for Europe) spoke today at the beginning of the Have No Fear conference in Lunteren, Netherlands organised by CCME, CEC, WCC and Protestantse Kerk. When some of us met in Munich eight months ago there was still hope that empathy, wisdom and solidarity would guide refugee politics. we…

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Commemorating lives lost on the passage to Europe

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Commemorating lives lost on the passage to Europe

The Have No Fear conference is running in Lantern, Netherlands this week. Organised by WCC, CEC and CCME, the agenda includes a commemoration service that will be held in Keizersgracht Kerk in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening at 17:30. Over a thousand people lost their lives during May crossing water to seek refuge in Europe. So…

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