In 2014 the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the Netherlands and participated in the ‘Food and Sustainability Symposium’. If you want to read more: click here. A special book was made about the visit called ‘An ongoing conversation’, copies of the book written in English can be ordered by mailing to, the book costs 20 euro. 

The national councils of churches in Europe have met each other in 2014 in Bergen (The Netherlands).  Representative scholars gave an introduction on the themes of economy and climate. Click here and you’ll find introductions and backgroud-information of this conference. The contribution of George Molenkamp has a specific focus on climate change.