Dialogue between the Orthodox Churches and other member churches of CECDialogue between the Orthodox Churches and other member churches of CEC

 

Consultation on Dialogues between Orthodox Churches and other member churches of CEC
Pullach, Germany, 23—25 June 2008

Communiqué
The Conference of European Churches Commission Churches in Dialogue invited theologians who are members of the Orthodox Churches and Churches shaped by the Reformation and reform movements to meet to evaluate past and current bilateral theological dialogues. Two observers from CCEE were also present. Participants met in the Pullach-seminary of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany...

 

Conference of European Churches
Second Eastern Orthodox-Porvoo Consultation
Sambata de Sus, Romania, 27-30 March 2008

Communiqué
A second Porvoo-Eastern Orthodox consultation on the Porvoo Common Statement was held from 27th to 30th March at Brancoveanu monastery, Sambata de Sus in Romania at the initiative of the Conference of European Churches. Following the model established at the first consultation in 2005 in Järvenpää, Finland, clerical and lay theologians were invited from churches which are signatories of the Porvoo Declaration, and from Eastern Orthodox Churches...

 

Conference of European Churches
Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (Leuenberg Church Fellowship)
Third Consultation about the question of Ecclesiology

Phanar/Istanbul, 27-30 April 2006

Communiqué
With this meeting, a series of conversations was continued which had begun in November 2002 in the Orthodox Academy in Crete and in June 2004 in Lutherstadt Wittenberg/Germany.

 



Conference of European Churches
Eastern Orthodox – Porvoo Consultation

Järvenpää, Finland, 1-4 December 2005

Communiqué
A consultation on the Porvoo Common Statement was held from 1st to 4th December 2005 at Kirkon koulutuskeskus, Järvenpää in Finland at the initiative of the Conference of European Churches. This consultation involved theologians, clerical and lay, from churches which are signatories of the Porvoo Declaration, and from Eastern Orthodox Churches.

 

Conference of European Churches
Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (Leuenberg Church Fellowship)
Consultation about the question on ecclesiology
Lutherstadt Wittenberg, 25-27 June 2004

Communiqué
From 25-27 June 2004 a consultation on the question of ecclesiology took place in the study centre “Leucorea” in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, the place of origin for the Reformation. This consultation was jointly organised by the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) – formerly called Leuenberg Church Fellow-ship. With this consultation the conversations which had begun in 2002 in the Orthodox Academy in Crete about the ecumenical significance of the teachings on the Church of Jesus Christ, were continued.

 


Conference of European Churches
Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (Leuenberg Church Fellowship )
Consultation on ecclesiology
Crete, 28 November to 1 December 2002

Communiqué
A consultation on ecclesiology was held from 28 November to 1 December 2002 at the Orthodox Academy in Crete, sponsored by the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Geneva, and the Berlin secretariat of the Leuenberg Church Fellowship (LCF). The participants were bishops and theologians from Orthodox and Old Oriental churches, as well as the Lutheran, Reformed and United Churches of the Leuenberg Church Fellowship. Guests from the Porvoo Church Fellowship were also present. All these are CEC member churches.

 


Conference of European Churches
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Consultation on the Reception of Dialogues between the Orthodox churches and the churches of the Reformation: "Are the fields ripe for harvesting? The reception of the dialogues between our churches
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Helsinki, Finland, 23-26 September 2001

Statement
The question contained in the conference theme "Are the fields ripe for harvesting?" (John 4:35) points to a dynamic process: seeds are sown, they sprout and grow, until they bear fruit which is harvested. The ecumenical movement among European churches, as it has taken place in the CEC for almost half a century, indicates a process of maturation towards church unity. It is also a movement towards an eschatological goal. The evaluation carried out at this consultation made this dynamic appear more clearly.

 


Conference of European Churches and Evangelical Church in Germany
Consultation on "Cultural Aspects of Orthodox-Protestant Conversations and Encounters",
Hanover, Germany, 22-25 November 1999

Statement
At the suggestion of and in cooperation with the Conference of European Churches (CEC), the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) held a consultation, from 22 to 25 November 1999 in Hanover, Germany, on the theme of "Cultural Aspects of Orthodox-Protestant Conversations and Encounters".