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We, altogether some 150 participants from 16 European countries

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This Christmas, European church leaders unite for refugees and migrants
In the spirit of Christmas, European church leaders are affirming the values of dignity, respect and compassion for refugees and migrants. Today a strong Christmas statement signed by church leaders from Europe and …

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beyond was jointly issued by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and was presented to Mairead McGuinness, First Vice-President of the European Parliament in Brussels. Read more…The statement is available in: CZECH, ENGLISH, ESTONIAN, FINNISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, GREEK, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN, SWEDISH
Declaration of the participants of the 15th European Asylum Conference
One of the major challenges for European churches today is the multi-faceted reality of migration. Migration challenges the theological reflection of what it means to be Church at the local level and in the global context. Not only…Read more

CCME launched a homepage to remember those who have died at the European borders. Visit

Stop hotspot approach, create safe passages: Church asylum experts gather in Athens. [download document]

The Synodal Council of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren encourages help for refugees [download document]

No Refugee Guantanamo: Churches call for safe passage following EU summit
15-20 October 2018, Greece [download document]

Intercession in memory of those who have lost their lives at the borders of the EU 2018 [download document]

Religious communities in Switzerland demand more protection for refugees. German,…. Français
Recommendations for humane return policies in Europe
Policies for returning persons who have no right to reside in EU Member States are currently dominating public discourse. Certainly, return is one element of a comprehensive migration and asylum system; states have the right and obligation to set the rules for persons from other countries to enter and reside, and to return those who do not meet those conditions. States and the EU are, however….Read more
Safe Passage: Advocating for a humane asylum and migration policy in Europe
Many churches have been expressing concern about the harsh realities of asylum and migration in Europe – the unacceptable deaths of many of those trying to come to Europe, the realities of poor reception conditions and destitution, widespread exploitation and the difficult circumstances for integration in equality, to name…

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Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) – Ecumenical Centre

General Secretary :
Dr. Torsten Moritz

Executive Secretary :
Ms Shari Brown

Office Manager :
Mr. Emmanuel Kabalisa

Intern :
Ms. Linn Sophie Stordahl-Wichelhaus

Global Mission Fellow :
Mr Jean Pierre Habimana