Thursday 18. October 2018
#219 - October 2018
Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck

On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War

On 11 November 1918, after a war lasting for more than four years, representatives of the German Empire, France and Britain signed an armistice agreement in a railway carriage in the forest of Compiègne.

European Union

1918, a phony end to the war

Reconciliation between peoples was made difficult by the magnitude of the losses, with 10 million dead. What role did the Catholic church play in the peace efforts?

European Union

The disruptions of 1918 for the populations of Eastern Europe

Antoine Arjakovsky believes it is necessary to pool memories in order to truly bring peace after the wounds inflicted by the conflict in Europe, especially in the east.

ICRC

The humanitarian consequences of War

STC335786 Red Cross men in the trenches attending to a wounded man, 1916 (sepia photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: During the Somme Offensive, July-November 1916;); The Stapleton Collection; English,  it i

The Great War is still perceived today as a sheer military confrontation. However, it largely affected the civilian populations too and profoundly changed the nature of humanitarian activities.

European Union

Teilhard de Chardin: God in war

The reflections of Teilhard de Chardin can help us to perceive how God is present at the heart of situations as tragic as war, as he ventured to put his own experience into words.

European Union

Shared memory: reflections on the political identity of Europe

The European past is marked by a liability of mutual violence that has yet to be sufficiently discussed. French philosopher Jean-Marc Ferry asserts that part of that past “will not be consigned to the past”.

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