Conference of European Churches
Continue to grow in the fellowship (koinonia) of faith, hope and love; make a common contribution to the mission of the Church to the safeguarding of life and the wellbeing of all humankind; help the European churches to renew their spiritual life, to strengthen their common witness and service, and to promote the unity of the Church and peace in the world.
The Conference came into being after the Second World War on the initiative of leading representatives of European churches. Their intention was that the churches in Europe should support one another in the exercise of the ministry of reconciliation incumbent on them all. The first Assembly was held at Nyborg from 6th to 9th January 1959. On 8th October 1964, during its IVth Assembly, the Conference adopted its first Constitution. Since then the number of member churches has increased and the fellowship between them has deepened, as has co-operation with the Council of European Roman Catholic Bishops' Conferences (CCEE).