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Minimal Standards for Churches and Communities of Faith and Conviction, 21 November 2009. German, English

Flyer: Hearing on Minimal Rights for Churches and Communities of Faith and Convictions, Lyon July 2009.

Report from the 13th CEC Assembly, Lyon, July 2009; Workshop on "Human Rights begin within the Churches", Chair: Father Hovakim Manukyan, Rapporteur; Rev. Peter Ciaccio.
- Regarding priorities towards Churches, participants expressed their interest and approval of the process to publish and implement the Human Rights Training Manual. They suggested having a Consultation on the subject, human rights seminars and debates. In other words, the CSC should facilitate churches' human rights' trainings in the future and use the Human Rights Training Manual for this purpose. <//span>21 November 2009

Human Rights Courts decision on the case concering the desplay of the crucifix in State schools. 3 November 2009, Strasbourg
-In the case of Lautsi vs Italy, the Court found a violation of the right to education taken jointly with the freedom of thought, consicence and religion...

Response to the Request for comments and suggestions for follow-up to the Annual Report 2009 of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency by the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches
Upon the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) request for comments and suggestions for the follow-up to the Annual Report 2009, in accordance with article 10(4.b) of FRA’s Regulations, the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches, as a member of the Fundamental Rights Platform, would like to congratulate FRA on the work done on the Annual Report 2009, which this time covers a much broader range of thematic areas, taking in other fundamental rights issues which now fall within the scope of the FRA’s expanded mandate.
October 2009

Statement of the Conference of European Churches by the occasion of the 2009 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting;Freedom of Religion or Belief for All:
The Conference of European Churches welcomes the work done by the OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Panel on Freedom of Religion or Belief in promoting freedom of religion or belief, in undertaking important studies and in providing legal expertise to Participating States. We, therefore, recommend to OSCE Participating States as well as to OSCE Field Operations to...
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Council of Europe’s Recommendation on Human Rights of Members of the Armed Forces - June 2009
This Recommendation concerns human rights and fundamental freedoms of the members of the armed forces in the context of their work and service life. The reference to both work and service life is made by reason of the special characteristics of military life, during and outside working time.

The Report of the Second meeting of the Fundamental Rights Platform Vienna (5- 6 May 2009)
The second meeting of the Fundamental Rights Platform of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) took place from 5-6 May in Vienna. Ninety-three European Human Rights experts from civil society were glad to see that the EU Fundamental Rights Agency sticks to the commitment to continue the cooperation with the Civil Society.

The CSC of CEC contribution to the 2010 Work Programme of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)- 11 February 2009
As a member of the European Union Fundamental Rights Platform, the Church and Society Commission (CSC) of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) welcomes the invitation to offer suggestions for FRA’s Work Programme 2010. The proposals in this paper have been developed in close cooperation with the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME).

Human Rights Sermon on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary - Anglican Chaplaincy in Strasbourg - Reverend John Murray - 7 December 2008
I am glad that the Conference of European Churches has seen the importance of this anniversary and has produced the cards that you have all received this morning – reminders of the intimate relationship between human rights and the Christian gospel. So that's why I’m talking about human rights this morning. Not because it's a fashionable modern cause, but because it's a deeply Christian cause...

The CSC of CEC remarks on the 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR). 25 November 2008
We kindly invite you to observe this anniversary by using these cards and distributing them in your church, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration by reaffirming our ongoing commitment to human rights. We also invite you to pray for those who need human rights’ protection...

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