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CCME and 23 other civil society organisation appeal to European Commission and EU member states to “Broaden(…) the Ukraine refugee response: the EU and Member States must commit to the protection of all refugees and properly support civil society under pressure”

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Do not miss the presentation and debate on “Shaping Migration in a Humane Manner”
on 29 November 2022, at 17:00, at EKD Office Brussels.

Please find our agenda here

30 leaders of Christian churches and organisations across Europe prior to Easter declare
“As you did it to one of the least of these…you did it to me. – Matthew 25:40 – ALL refugees welcome”
You can read the full declaration here

Call for renewed European leadership on refugee resettlement

Joint statement by CCME and 6 other European networks and humanitarian organisations working closely on resettlement. The other signatories are Amnesty International, Caritas Europa, ECRE, ICMC Europe / SHARE Network, IRC and the Red Cross EU Office.
READ it here.

“Christian group” Statement on the arrival of refugees from Ukraine and the application of the Temporary Protection Directive


INTERVIEW of CCME Gen Sec Dr Torsten Moritz with WCC

Read the interview on the upcoming European Church leaders´ statement “. “ As you did it to one of the least of these … you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40) . ALL refugees welcome ”

You can read the interview HERE.

CCME solidarity visit to Hungary, in March 2022.

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

You can also read here the Executive Summary

 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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Torsten Moritz
General Secretary
Dr. Torsten Moritz:
General Secretary
Christine Rugurika
Christine Rugurika:
Deborah Romano: 
Communication Advisor
Andrej Jeftic
Consultant Theology and Migration (Centre THEOXENIA)
Dr Andrej Jeftić : Consultant Theology & Migration (Centre THEOXENIA)
Catherine H
Catherine Hewitt:
Yasmina Rishmawi:
Executive Secretary for Advocacy and Fundraising