EYCE Press Releases

European Christian and Muslim Youth show a good example of interreligious dialogue and dialogue with secularism

From 4th December to 11th December 2011 thirty five young people from Europe and beyond, Christians and Muslims, from different traditions and national backgrounds gathered in the European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary, for an Interreligious Study Session “Secularism and Religions: Working Together for a Common Europe” which was organised by the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) and Forum of Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) in cooperation with the Council of Europe (CoE).

“Moving towards a decade of close collaboration between European Christian and Muslim Youth, EYCE in collaboration with FEMYSO organised a study session to reflect about the relations between secularism and living faiths in Europe. It is important to note that this event was more than a vision, but a wider interfaith dialogue coming from the member organisations of EYCE and FEMYSO with a joint aim to work together to unite our work in the field of active citizenship. This was a good example of interreligious dialogue and LOVE,” said Najatte Kaaoiss, participant and member of the board of trustees of FEMYSO. Read on →

19.12.2011 | Kristine Jansone | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

EYCE starts a new working cycle after the 38th General Meeting

“My strongest impression from the General Meeting was to see the commitment and enthusiasm of the Member Organisations to the work of EYCE“, said newly elected Chairperson of EYCE Catharina Covolo. The 38th General Meeting of the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe took place from 17th – 23rd of October 2011 in Höchst (Odenwald), Germany, and brought together more than 40 young people as delegates, guests and stewards to the General Meeting. The General Meeting […] Read on →

25.10.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

Young people gather to discuss ecological justice!

From 3rd July to 10th July 2011 more than twenty young people from Europe and beyond, as well as from various denominational and national backgrounds gathered in Kiev, Ukraine, for an EYCE training course “Taking steps towards an ecologically responsible society. Theological and political perspectives of ecological justice”. The participants got the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of various aspects of ecological justice and acquire practical tools and skills for further promoting the ideas discussed. The training course was organized by the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe in cooperation with volunteers in Ukraine. Read on →

26.07.2011 | Kristine Jansone | Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice, Events and Trainings, EYCE Press Releases

EYCE ExCo meets in Helsinki, Finland

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) met for their scheduled meeting from 16th to 20th of June 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. The ExCo also took the opportunity to meet with the representatives of EYCE’s Finnish Member Organisation SEN Youth and representatives of the Finnish Ecumenical Council in an ecumenical evening organized by SEN Youth. In addition, the ExCo met the General Secretary of the Finnish Ecumenical Council Rev. Heikki […] Read on →

20.06.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice officially launched

On Monday, 28th March 2011 the official launch of EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice took place in the Maison du Protestantisme, where EYCE’s office is located. The Campaign Coordination Team presented the concept of the Campaign and its various elements and warmly welcomed friends of EYCE and guests from EYCE’s partner organisations. EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice is foreseen to last throughout the years 2011 – 2013 and aims at raising awareness for […] Read on →

29.03.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

Training for future Ecumenical Leaders takes place in Switzerland

From 27th February to 6th March 2011 more than twenty young people from various denominational and national backgrounds gathered in Kandersteg and Geneva, Switzerland for an EYCE training course “Learn. Engage. Lead. A Step by Step Ecumenical Leadership Training for Young Europeans”. The participants got the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the Ecumenical movement and to broaden their leadership skills and share the experiences on successful leadership from various countries. The training course was […] Read on →

15.03.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

EYCE ExCo meets in Brussels, Belgium

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) met for their scheduled meeting from 3rd to 6th of February 2011 in EYCE’s Office in Brussels, Belgium. The ExCo also took the opportunity to meet with the representatives of EYCE’s Belgian Member Organisation Service Protestant de la Jeunesse (SPJ), who share the office building at Maison Protestantisme, in order to discuss various ways of future cooperation.

The ExCo reviewed and evaluated the work that has been done since their last meeting in October 2010 in Belfast, as well as started initial preparations for EYCE’s 38th General Meeting. Read on →

08.02.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

Youth from various faith communities in Europe discuss active and responsible citizenship

“Our aim was to propose ways, in which young religious European citizens can take a more active role in fulfilling their duties towards society as a whole”, declare the participants of the conference “Fundamentalist of Responsible Citizen? Contribution of religious communities to formation of European citizens” in their final statement.

The conference was held from 28th November to 5th December 2010 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and brought together more than 50 young Europeans from various religious backgrounds. The event was organized by the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) in cooperation with the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) and the Interreligious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina (IRC). This conference marked the final step of the three-year Campaign to Overcome Fundamentalism. This project aimed at addressing various aspects of religious fundamentalism and raising awareness of this phenomenon. At the same time, it promoted the necessity for inter-religious dialogue. The participants for this conference came from various Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities, as this was also the case in the other activities of the Campaign. Read on →

06.12.2010 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

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