CCME and partners event focuses on Christian conversion in asylum procedure in Europe
The topic “conversion in the asylum procedure, new developments and old challenges” was brought into focus in an online event from 18 to 20 January 2022. The participants reflected together on how the conversion to Christianity by asylum seekers in Europe has raised pastoral, theological-missiological, legal as well as ethical questions and dilemmas for the churches.
The event was organised by the Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC), together with the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) … read more
Message of the 2021 CCME (extraordinary) General Assembly
Together we can save a million vulnerable humans in Europe again!
We met as the extraordinary General Assembly of the Churches´ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) from 14th to 16th October 2021 in Brussels representing 41 Churches, Councils of Churches and related organisations from across Europe.
We are worried. The global public has in recent months been following with shock, despair and anger how desperate…Read more.
Mapping Migration, Mapping Churches’ Responses in Europe
Through migration, minority churches in some countries are growing. The current study Mapping Migration, Mapping Churches’ Responses in Europe, Being Church Together attempts to provide information on actual immigration and emigration figures for twenty‐two European countries, and seeks to identify the diversity of Christian presence.
Justice for Roma and Sinti : a challenge for churches
About 35 people gathered in Budapest, Hungary, from 9-11 March 2020 to reflect on the issue of Roma and Sinti discrimination with a particular focus on the role of churches. The event had valuable contributions from Roma/Sinti participants within the churches and acknowledged the richness of sharing together. The conference encouraged churches to consider how to more positively promote the visibility and inclusion of Roma/Sinti. Please read the full report…
“Christian group” comments on the proposed EU Asylum and Migration Pact
CCME in a coalition of 8 Christian organisations has published 5 comment papers on the proposals for the EU Asylum and Migration Pact.
Please find underneath the reactions on:
– The pact in general
– Proposals on pre entry screening and border procedures
– Return and readmission
– Search and rescue & criminalisation of solidarity
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General Secretary :
Dr. Torsten Moritz
Ms Christine Rugurika
Ms Deborah Romano