Conference of European Churches CEC

The FSPC is a founding member of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). As a regional organ of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the CEC plays an important role in the field of theological dialogue (many Orthodox churches are European churches) and ethical discussion (most European states are either members of the European Union (EU) or associated with it.) The CEC was founded in 1959 in response to the Cold War and has a mission of reconciliation. At the 2009 General Assembly in Lyon, it passed a resolution to revise its constitution and thus its most important tasks and goals. The FSPC endorsed and actively supported this reform process. At the 2013 General Assembly in Budapest, a new constitution was adopted that simplified organizational structures, clearly defined the competences of the various organs and also implied the move of the central office from Geneva to Brussels.  In this context, the FSPC has led the process of completely integrating the Church and Society Commission into the CEC.

The latest General Assembly took place in Novi Sad/Serbia in 2018. Its overarching topic was “witness.” This topic was chosen to draw attention to the fact that the visibility of Christian existence or the presence of the churches in the public sphere in Europe has declined. The churches are called upon to step out of their comfort zones and to actively participate in society, to become visible through their actions. The new president until 2023 is the Reformed Church President of Alsace-Lorraine, Rev. Christian Krieger.