Churches as witness to inclusive communities in Europe
Various forms of exclusion exist in societies, and are becoming even more dramatic. Vulnerable groups of migrants are particularly affected by exclusion, e.g. asylum applicants and undocumented migrants, children of migrants, but also ethnic minorities are often marginalised. Anti-discrimination legislation provides an important instrument even if it also poses challenges and needs improvement.
Therefore, priorities will be:
- Anti-discrimination legislation: monitoring and promotion in churches
- Inclusion of ethnically discriminated groups: within church and society
- Churches addressing racism
Following the murder of George Floyd on 25th May 2020, which fueled the Black Lives Matter movement and global BLM-focused protests, CCME organised an event “Black Lives Matter – what have European churches done and learnt?” (26th May 15.00-17.00h) aiming at giving account of some of the developments over the last year in European churches. Please follow the video recording…