“Hope, we do have hope!” We heard this phrase over and over again at the end of the Assembly. In Lyon, France, the 13th CEC Assembly came to an end on the 21st of July 2009 and the participants left taking home with them the excitement and hope-filled spirit and atmosphere they experienced at the Assembly.
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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), the Communications Office of CEC has prepared a package which includes a booklet and a DVD. The 60-page booklet "CEC at 50 - A brief and incomplete history of the Conference of European Churches" was written by Robin Gurney and Luca M. Negro, respectively the former and present Communications Secretaries of CEC. The book is accompanied with the DVD "A pictorial History of CEC", by Robin Gurney, containing historical pictures from the early period of CEC to the present.
Contact the Communications Office if you wish to aquire one or more copies.
"Hope - European voices crossing borders" is a 50 minute film produced by the Danish Church Media Centre in preparation for the Lyon Assembly. It is intended that churches, delegates and other participants should use the film as a springboard for their personal and collective reflection in relation to the Assembly theme.
All participants will be given the Handbook upon arrival to the Congress Centre. The Assembly Handbook is also available online for you to view and download which gives you the possibility to study it before the Assembly.
The 13th CEC Assembly will be held in one of Lyon’s most modern facilities, the Cité Internationale. Located between the river Rhone and the beautiful Parc de la Tete d’Or, this is a 21st century centre offering a whole range of conference facilities, within easy reach of the city centre...
…the assembly theme, “Called to the One Hope”, is based on a letter that Saint Paul wrote from a prison cell? This great text on Christian unity is found in Ephesians 4:1-6
...that dental care expenses will soar throughout Europe after this Assembly as the Church of Sweden kindly supplied 18kg of sweets for their stand in the agora space...