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The Conference of European Churches (CEC) General Assembly

The Rt Revd Dr Dagmar Winter, Bishop of Huntingdon, has been elected as Vice President of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) at a conference in Tallinn on the 19th June 2023.

In a Press Release issued by the Conference of European Churches (CEC) it was confirmed that H.E. Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was elected as President, with the Rt Revd Dr Dagmar Winter and Rev. Frank Kopania elected as Vice Presidents.

In the announcement, Bishop Dagmar said: “Europe is literally in my blood. I have a British-Swiss-German heritage, and I rejoice that the Church of England is serious about its relationship with other countries in Europe, recognizing the importance, especially post-Brexit. Ecumenism easily gets pushed to the side when so many of our churches are struggling with diminishing numbers and shoring up their own institutions, this is not what I hear Jesus calling us to do. I’m inspired by the call of Christ to be one - and it is worth noting in these days that the one who calls us to be one is also called the Prince of Peace.”

Archbishop Nikitas is coordinator of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Task Force on Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery and has served as chairman of the Patriarchate’s Committee on Youth as well as co-chair and steering committee member of the Elijah Inter-faith Foundation. He is currently co-president of the European Catholic-Orthodox Forum.

Rev. Frank Kopania is executive director for Global Ministries at the Protestant Church in Germany, and is also a member of the CEC governing board.

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First published on: 22nd June 2023
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