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3 June 2018, Novi Sad, Serbia: Participants of the CEC assembly gather in a peace prayer on the Danube. Commemoration, forgiveness, and hope were at the focus of the prayer. A procession of delegates and participants started at the memorial commemorating the victims of the raid on Novi Sad in January 1942 during World War II. Hungarian armed forces occupying the region killed 1,246 civilians of the city, mainly Serbs and Jews, throwing their bodies into the Danube. The procession then passed underneath Varadinski Bridge and ended at the newly constructed Žeželj Bridge. At the end of the procession four trees were planted near Žeželj Bridge as a sign of hope and reconciliation. The Conference of European Churches General Assembly takes place on 31 May - 6 June 2018, in Novi Sad, Serbia. More than 400 delegates, advisors, stewards, youth, staff, and distinguished guests take part in the 2018 General Assembly and related events. Gathered together under the theme, “You shall be my witnesses,” the assembly forges the path for CEC for the coming five-year period and beyond. Of central concern is the future of Europe in light of economic, political, and social crises and how the churches will live out a vision of witness, justice, and hospitality within this context.
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