2018 Novi Sad General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches

31 May – 6 June, Novi Sad, Serbia
“You shall be my witnesses” Acts 1:8

Live from Novi Sad: General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches will be livestreamed here.

Speeches and plenary proceedings will be in English, with onsite interpretation in English, French, German, Russian and Serbian.

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28 May

Day 1 – Monday

Youth Pre-Assembly


29 May

Day 2 – Tuesday

Youth Pre-Assembly


30 May

Day 3 – Wednesday

Youth Pre-Assembly


31 May

Day 4 – Thursday

Opening Plenary and Worship in City Centre


1 June

Day 5 – Friday

Theme of the Day: Hospitality


2 June

Day 6 – Saturday

Theme of the Day: Justice


3 June

Day 7 – Sunday

Local churches, prayer at Danube


4 June

Day 8 – Monday

Theme of the Day: Witness


5 June

Day 9 – Tuesday

Closing Plenary


6 June

Day 10 – Wednesday

Programme closure, final meetings


What is CEC General Assembly?

The Assembly is the highest governing body of the Conference of European Churches that makes important decisions and sets the future directions for CEC’s work.

This year, CEC General Assembly is taking place in Novi Sad, Serbia, bringing together representatives of churches, ecumenical and partner organisations from across Europe.

The General Assembly is hosted by CEC Member Churches in Serbia, including the Serbian Orthodox Church and churches in the Vojvodina region, Reformed Christian Church in Serbia and Montenegro, Slovak Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia and United Methodist Church in Serbia.

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News and Stories

Live streaming at General Assembly

Live-streaming of key parts of the General Assembly will be available on CEC's Youtube channel.

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Budapest – Novi Sad Report

Novi Sad is not far from where last General Assembly took place, Budapest.

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Media accreditation for Novi Sad General Assembly

CEC has invited media persons to register for the 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly in Serbia.

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Young stewards in Novi Sad

Stewards Programme will ensure a vibrant participation of young adults at the General Assembly.

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A community of values in Europe

The unique role of churches in shaping the future of Europe was the highlight of a seminar organised by CEC.

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Churches building a European home

“Developing ecumenical relations is the genuine contribution of churches to building a common European home”

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Governing Board sets directions for Assembly

Governing Board of CEC held meeting continuing to prepare for the General Assembly in Novi Sad.

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Preparation for General Assembly

CEC General Assembly, which will take place in Novi Sad has already attracted national attention in Serbia.

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CEC will hold General Assembly in Novi Sad

Novi Sad is a crossroads in Europe. Crossroads historically, politically, and ecumenically. We are excited by the possibilities.

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Christian presence and witness in Future of Europe

Christian presence and witness in Future of Europe will be the theme in focus in two sessions at the General Assembly.

These discussions will offer an opportunity to explore the future of Europe and the churches’ role, promoting vision of a society that encompasses the duty of solidarity, justice and respect for one another and for the world around, as well as fruitful ecumenical relations supporting such a society.

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