EUROPEAN CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK

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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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24.Mar 16

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14.Mar 16

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23.Feb 16

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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