Since 1971, CCEE has been cooperating with CEC, the Conference of European Churches, founded in 1959. This is a communion of Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old-catholic Churches and associated bodies.
Since 1972, meetings of the CCEE-CEC Joint Committee take place annually. Under the authority of this Committee a number of ecumenical activities took places.
1. 2001 European Ecumenical meeting
I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, UNTIL THE END OF THIS WORLD
Strasbourg, France, 17 to 22 April 2001
As a result, CCEE and CEC adopted the Charta Oecumenica (DE – EN – FR – IT)
For meetings from 1971 to 1993, see the following texts:
Various Authors, Les Églises d´Europe. L´engagement oecuménique, (edited by Helmult Steindl), Cerf, Paris, 1993.
Various Authors, Die Kirchen Europas. Ihr ökumenisches Engagement, (eingeleitet von Helmut Steindl), J.P. Bachem, Cologne, 1994.
2. The highest expression of this cooperation is represented by the three great European Ecumenical Assemblies:
– 2007 – Sibiu, Romania: The light of Christ shines upon all. Hope for renewal and unity in Europe – for further information go to the official website of the Assembly (www.eea3.org)
– 1997 – Graz, Austria: Reconciliation. Gift of God, source of new life. Final message (DE – EN – IT).
Also see the official records: Various Authors, Reconciliation. Gift of God, source of new life, (edited by Graziano Lingua), Pazzini, Verucchio (RN), 1998.
– 1989 – Basel, Switzerland: Peace with justice. Final message (only DE)
Also see the official records : Various Authors, Peace with Justice, (published by CEC), London, 1989.
3. From 1986 up to 2008, CCEE and CEC have set up a Committee for relations with Muslims in Europe (CRME).
The first European Christian-Muslim Conference was held from 12 to 16 September 2001 in Sarajevo (Bosnia Herzegovina). The theme was: Christians and Muslims in Europe. Religious responsibility and commitment in a pluralist society. The proceedings of the Conference have been published in: Various Authors, Christians and Muslims in Europe, in Religions and Sects of the world (GRIS), Bologna, no.21/2001-2002.
A Second European Christian-Muslim Conference was held from 20 to 23 October 2008 in Malines/Brussels (Belgium). The theme was: Being a Citizen of Europe and a Person of Faith. Christians and Muslims as active Partners in European Societies.