ECEN is a church network promoting co-operation in caring for creation.

Ecological threats transcend national and confessional boundaries. The aim of the ECEN is to share information, experiences in environmental work among widely varied Christian traditions and to encourage a united witness in caring for God's creation. ECEN is the main working instrument of the Conference of European Churches for addressing the need for environmental engagement and responding to climate change.

11th Assembly of ECEN: 'Water in a sustainable future'
11-15 June 2016 in Helsinki, Finland

The Assembly will offer a broad ecumenical platform for sharing and strengthening cooperation among representatives from Anglican, Orthodox, Protestant and Roman-Catholic churches. 

The meeting will take place shortly after the historical agreement on climate change from Paris. Churches were strongly present at the Paris conference. Pilgrimages for climate justice which took place in 2015 raised the importance of the ethical aspects of the climate change agenda in a number of places over the continent and intensified discussion about relationship between justice and climate.

Impacts of climate change will be considered in a broader context. The Assembly will pay particular attention to the issue of water, the interrelationship between climate change and the water cycle, as a part of the efforts for sustainable development.

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19.May 16

Church of England Environment Lead Signs Major Climate Change Petition to UN

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17.May 16

Climate change with Dr Katherine Hayhoe

Dr Hayhoe is a specialist in atmospheric science, and an evangelical Christian, who has taken upon herself a mission to...

14.May 16

Creation Time 2016

Material for Creation Time 2016 produced in Switzerland in German and French languages can be downloaded in following...

09.May 16

Prayers for Forgiveness for Climate Sin

"Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer God: In the face of Climate Change forgive us our wrongdoings; challenge our apathy;...

03.May 16

Martyn Goss: Happy St. James-the-Less day – patron saint of Christian lifestyle!

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26.Apr 16

Pope’s Earth Day Message: ‘Transform Deserts into Forests’

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24.Apr 16

Pope Francis is "giving people hope"

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20.Apr 16

Pope Francis prayer intentions for April focus on small farmers

Pope Francis’ video for April's prayer intentions focuses on the plight of the small farmer. The Pope Video is a global...

15.Apr 16

Is the use of nuclear energy ethically justifiable?

Outcomes of the ECEN consultation process.

08.Apr 16

Paris climate deal to be signed by over 130 countries at UN ceremony

Landmark event on 22 April to mark the record for highest number of countries signing an international treaty.

How do we go ahead? - Evaluation of outcomes of COP21 in Paris

The agreement in Paris has received positive evaluations from many sides. It has been labelled as an ‘historic landmark...

ECEN welcomes Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si'”

“Laudato Si'” – an encouraging appeal for strengthening ecumenical efforts in care for creation. ECEN welcomes...

Assembly Outcome Statement

Find here, download and share the Assembly Outcome Statement

ECEN Letter to the EU

Download and read below the letter to the EU from ECEN, written at the Assembly

Bibliography of Creation Theology (Resources in English)

Helpful links and resources on the topic of Creation Theology