Wednesday 20. June 2018
#216 - June 2018
Martin Maier sj

Pope Francis and international climate policy

The withdrawal of the USA from the Paris global climate agreement of December 2015 has caused a severe setback to international climate policy. It makes the long-term aims of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato sí, all the more important.

Iceland

A ban on circumcision?

A draft law that proposes a ban on circumcision was presented to the Icelandic parliament before ultimately being withdrawn. However, similar proposals are being considered in several regions of Europe. This would be a violation of the European and international laws ensuring religious freedoms, according to Grégor Puppinck.

Church in Europe

“You shall be my witnesses”

This is the main topic of the General Assembly hold by the Conference of European Churches (CEC) from 31 May to 6 June in Novi Sad (Serbia). Interview with its General Secretary Fr Heikki Huttunen.

Holy See

Towards a world free from nuclear weapons

In the context of recent developments in the area of EU security and defence, some deliberations have put forward the idea of developing an “EU nuclear bomb”. Norbert Mette, Emeritus Professor for Practical Theology and member of peace movement Pax Christi, is arguing together with Pope Francis for a general ban on nuclear weapons.

European Union

Economic democracy and plural economy 2.0

Does democracy have a place in today’s economy, and what specifically does that mean? A brief explanation of the idea and current status of economic democracy.

Church in Europe

Christians in the European debate

European Christian associations, coming together under the banner of IXE (The Initiative of Christians for Europe) are seeking to promote the reformulation of a vision for Europe. Philippe Segretain, who led the 2017 Session of the Semaines Sociales de France, sets out his thoughts.

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