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 Advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe
European and global church networks on eve of EU migration pact “reject the discourse and politics of fear and deterrence, … adopt a principled stance and compassionate practice”. Joint advocacy letter to Dr Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Mr Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of the European Commission for Promoting our European Way of Life and Mrs Ylva Johansson , European Commissioner for Home Affairs …Read more, German version
 Resettlement can‘t wait!
Ahead of the publication of the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum on 23 September and the Resettlement Forum on 9 October, we appeal to the EU institutions and member states to urgently revive and increase resettlement efforts. After necessary travel restrictions brought resettlement to a standstill for several months this year, international travel is …Read more

  • The 21st General Assembly of CCME planned  in Brussels on 11-13 June 2020 was rescheduled due to COVID-19. New dates will be communicated!!

CCME launched a homepage to remember those who have died at the European borders. Visit
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
 Invitation to Commemorate Persons who lost their lives on their way to seek safety
Tragedies in the Mediterranean region unfortunately continue – 1,283 persons are recorded to have lost their lives in 2019, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and during the first three months of 2020, more than 200 deaths were counted. While total figures have decreased in the last years, the…Read more
A graffiti tag on a train in Belgium honouring George Floyd
 ‘I CAN’T BREATHE’ – We can defeat racism, together!
Rev Arlington Trotman, former moderator of CCME and former secretary of the Churches´ Commission for Racial Justice in the UK highlights the significance of racist incidents in the USA for Europe. He underlines the need for churches and societies in Europe to address racism in Europe as well as Europe´s colonial legacy. While Rev Trotman´s article mainly refers to the UK, we hope that it inspires reflection and action across Europe. Please read the article
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Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) – Ecumenical Centre

General Secretary :
Dr. Torsten Moritz

Executive Secretary :
Ms Shari Brown

Office & Data Protection  Manager :
Mr. Emmanuel Kabalisa