Sunday 28. November 2021
Religious Freedom

COMECE supports an ambitious and coherent human rights’ policy based on the transcendent dignity of every human being. While embracing the vision that the fundamental and inalienable right to religious freedom is the cornerstone of all human rights, it supports the view that EU decision-makers and officers should pay special attention to this fundamental right, in particular in its external relations. To promote religious freedom and more generally, peace, justice and liberty, COMECE is also involved in ecumenical, intercultural and interreligious dialogues.

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16. June 2021

Online event on exposing sexual exploitation of women that targets vulnerable religious communities

Invitation, 16/06/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) invites you to join to the event “Targeting vulnerable religious communities through sexual violence and exploitation of women”, to be held online on Wednesday 30thJune 2021 together with Aid to the Church in Need (EU office).

03. June 2021

EU Bishops address President von der Leyen: “The EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion should have adequate resources"

Press Release, 03/06/2021

In a letter addressed to EC President von der Leyen on Wednesday 2 June 2021, the Bishops of the European Union recall the need of strengthening the EU Special Envoy of Freedom of Religion or Belief with institutional and financial support. Card. Hollerich: “reasonable and adequate resources are needed to promote this fundamental right under threat in many parts of the world.” 

26. May 2021

The Church calls on the EU to support Lebanese people amid crisis

Press Release, 26/05/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (COMECE) calls on the European Union to support the Lebanese population in their struggle for the preservation of Lebanon’s identity and social fabric in the face of the ongoing multi-faced crisis. The COMECE appeal builds upon the concerns recently expressed by the Lebanese Church in a letter sent to the Bishops of the EU.

Contact person:

José-Luis Bazán

Legal advisor for Migration and Asylum and Religious Freedom Secretary of the COMECE Working...
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