Friday 17. September 2021
Migration & Asylum

Migration and asylum are human rights issues. Frequently, individuals and families leave their places of origin or residence seeking an improvement in their living conditions or simply fleeing violence or war. The current scale of the phenomenon at the EU borders is worrying, as are the tragedies and deaths that result from the desperation of migrants, many of them victims of criminal activities of smugglers and traffickers. Integration of migrants and asylum seekers is also a challenge. The COMECE Secretariat works for the rights of migrants, refugees and hosting societies to be harmonised and respected in the EU for the sake of the common good in the Christian spirit of welcoming the stranger. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Working Group on Migration and Asylum.

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02. September 2021

European Churches urge EU to protect the vulnerable in Afghanistan

Press Release, 02/09/2021

Conveying solidarity with people in Afghanistan, Rev. Christian Krieger and H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, presidents of CEC and COMECE, issued a joint statement on Thursday, 2 September, urging the European decision makers to show humanity and act with determination in addressing the human tragedy currently unfolding in the country.

12. May 2021

Churches-EU Dialogue: Ecumenical delegation meets with Portuguese EU Presidency

Press Release, 12/05/2021

An ecumenical delegation comprising H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), and Rev. Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), met with Augusto Santos Silva, Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday 12 May 2021 in Lisbon, to exchange on the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

04. May 2021

Christian actors publish concrete recommendations to the EU Pact on Migration

Webnews, 04/05/2021

The Christian Group on Migration and Asylum has recently published several detailed documents analysing some key aspects of the proposed EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, stressing the centrality of the human person and his/her dignity at every stage of the migratory experience.

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José-Luis Bazán

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