31 Aug - 3 Sep, Roskilde, Denkmark
Every part of creation matters
ECEN Assembly 2023 under the title "Every part of creation matters" takes place from 31 August – 3 September 2023. The conference offers an opportunity for the discussion of key concerns of rapidly developing eco-theology, a space to assess developments related to key EU policy-shaping on the response to climate change and outline a vision of a sustainable future in Europe.
The Assembly will be hosted by Sankt Joergensbjerg Church in Roskilde. The venue: the parish house of Sankt Joergensbjerg Church, address: Møllehusvej 120, 4000 Roskilde.
The Assembly is an open event, all interested parties are invited. ECEN especially invites colleagues and friends engaged in works on care for creation in Denmark and neighbouring countries for participation in the Assembly. More information on the programme of the Assembly, as well as other details, will be made available in the coming weeks.
You are invited!
Roskilde is located 30 km west of Copenhagen on the Danish island of Zealand. With a population of 51,916 the city is a business and educational centre for the region and the 10th largest city in Denmark.
Roskilde has a long history, dating from the pre-Christian Viking Age. Its UNESCO-listed gothic cathedral with, completed in 1275. It was the first gothic cathedral in Scandinavia to be built of brick. With its 39 royal tombs, the cathedral is to this day the burial site for Danish monarchs.
From the 11th century until 1443, was Roskilde the capital of Denmark. By the Middle Ages, with the support of kings and bishops, it had become one of the most important centres in Scandinavia.
With the development of the rail network in the 19th century, Roskilde became an important hub for traffic with Copenhagen. Roskilde has the oldest operational railway station in Denmark, with connections across Zealand as well as other parts of the country.
Assembly venue: Sankt Joergensbjerg Church Roskilde
Sankt Joergensbjerg Church belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark.
Transport and logistics
Roskilde railway station serves as a central hub connecting western and southern Zealand, the islands of Falster and Lolland, and Jutland to Copenhagen. Roskilde station is the oldest railway station in Denmark still in operation and the first to be built of stone. Travel by train from Copenhagen airport takes about 40 minutes.
The cost of the Assembly is 400 €/person for accommodation in a single room and 350 €/person for a double room. This includes board and lodging and the conference fee. Daily cost incl. food and the conference fee is 40 €/person, board & lodging and the conference fee is 150 €/person for one day.
The Assembly will offer a space for discussion in following thematic groups:
- Climate Change
- Sustainable communities in transition
- Every Part of Creation Matters
- Biodiversity loss
Particular attention in the preparations, as well as in programme, of the Assembly is given to the involvement of youth and specific youth concerns related to care of sustainable future. Close cooperation with the Ecumenical Youth Council of Europe and World Student Christian Federation – Europe are an essential part of the process.