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Conference of European Churches
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I. Origin, Membership, and Goals – II. Development and Concerns – III. Expectations, Charta Oecumenica

I. Origin, Membership, and Goals

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) was founded on the initiative of Protestant church leaders from Germany, France, and the Netherlands as a platform for dialogue and cooperation among the churches of Europe on both sides of the Iron Curtain. After preparatory meetings in Brussels (1955) an…

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Linn, Gerhard, “Conference of European Churches”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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