Monday 20. November 2017
#209 - November 2017
Peter Rožič SJ

Passion for Europe - Remembering Crisis to Heal Division

2017 is a year of anniversaries. In the face of current crises, Europe will do well to remember its previous responses to challenges, says the new JESC director, Peter Rožič SJ.

Holy See

To be the soul of Europe

Pope Francis waves as he leads his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican August 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Max Rossi  (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION) - RTR43XCT

In his address to the participants of the Conference organised by COMECE and the State Secretariat on 28 October, Pope Francis shared his vision of a Christian contribution to the future of the continent. Abstract.

European Union

Perhapsburg: Reflections on the Fragility and Resilience of Europe

To avoid disintegration, the EU must recognize that the refugee crisis has dramatically changed the nature of democratic politics argues Ivan Krastev in the following adapted text taken his book After Europe.

Religions

The religious landscape in Europe

Yasemin El-Menouar of the Bertelsmann Foundation examines the topic of religion across Europe.

Azerbaijan

Is multiculturalism in Azerbaijan a valuable model ?

Could the Azerbaijani model of multiculturalism - consisting of strong state policies which intend to engage civil society - teach Europe about ways to protect minorities without compromising the values of the majority of the population?

Church in Europe

Rediscovering the European common good

The following is an adaptation of a contribution authored by “Passion for Europe”, a group of Catholics of seven nationalities. Coordinated by JESC the group finds hope for a revival of the EU in the vision of its founding fathers and believe that Christians have a special contribution to make.

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