User access

Our Services
Contact Us Today



CCME Nordic/Baltic meeting challenges the church to be more prophetic amid worrying migration trends in the region

by Joy Eva Bohol/CCME

Tightening and narrowing on migration policies, cutting down resettlement quotas for refugees and asylum seekers applicants, increasing hate speech and crimes, and a rising number of right-wing governments are some of the many complex issues that country representatives reported, during the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) Nordic/Baltic meeting on 7-8 September 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Read the full article here.

Joint Statement on Resettlement and humanitarian admissions

Ahead of EU Member States submitting their pledges for the EU resettlement scheme, CCME and 37 other civil society organisations call on leaders to ambitiously expand safe pathways to international protection and better reflect Europe’s capacity to welcome.  Read it here

The EUAA “Practical Guide on Interviewing Applicants with Religion-based Asylum Claims” – content, opportunities and challenges from churches´ perspectives on 8th June 2023, 11.00-12.30 (Brussels time) on zoom.

Call for World Refugee Day 2023

CCME and CEC for World Refugee Day 2023 Call to commemorate refugees who lost thier lives at European borders.
Please find all the information here

After 5 days of intense and very interesting Africa Europe Ecumenical Forum on Migration, in Hamburg, we have come up with a communique . Please find it here.


CCME with partners asks EU member states to abandon plans to condition trade
preferences for countries
in the global south on their migration and readmission cooperation with the EU.
Read the joint letter here

Joint NGO statement TPD 1-year mark

“One year after activating the Temporary Protection Directive:
CCME and partners call for continued and sustainable support to Ukrainians as well as other groups needing international protection “
Read it 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.

CG - Ukraine statement

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



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

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
Data Protection and Privacy Policy
Effective 25 May 2018
Your  Data
The Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe  gathers data
about individuals that is publicly available, freely provided by that
individual, or obtains direct consent for its collection.


Torsten Moritz
General Secretary
Dr. Torsten Moritz:
General Secretary
Christine Rugurika
Christine Rugurika:
Yasmina Rishmawi:
Executive Secretary for Advocacy and Fundraising