Migration as an opportunity and challenge for the unity of the church

Migration is changing the ecclesial landscape: more congregations of migrants are found, a greater diversity of denominations is observed. Separate and segregated church life is a phenomenon similar to fragmentation in societies, at the same time more transnational and international congregations emerge. Migration constitutes an enormous opportunity and yet a considerable challenge for churches in Europe.

Therefore, priorities will be:

  • Being Church together
  • Integration and the role of religion
  • Theological reflection on migration


MIRACLE – Models of Integration through Religion, Activation, Cultural Learning and Exchange

Theological reflection on migration

CCME Reader: Theological Reflections on Migration
Biblical References to Refugees and Migrants

Please find out more:


2008-11-24 CCME Press-rel – Migration – a human face to the Church
2008-11-23 CCME Rec – African-European Consultation on Migration (Palermo)


2005-05-04 CCME Rep – Uniting in diversity Ciampino Conference (EN,FR, DE)