Saturday 10. December 2016
November issue #199
Martin Maier sj

The US elections – a rude awakening in Europe

The election of Donald Trump as the future 45th US President took place on 9 November, 27 years to the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Does it herald a comparable cataclysm in world politics?

European Union

What kind of future is there for Iraq?

Members of COMECE attended the 19th annual EPP (European People’s Party) Group on Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions, held on 20 – 21 October 2016. At this event the Archbishop of Kirkuk, Archbishop Msgr. Yousif Thomas Mirkis O.P. reported on the expectations of Iraq’s Christians for the future of their country. The following are excerpts from his speech.

Spain

Youth unemployment as seen by a Spanish Bishop

What are the long-term consequences of a younger generation being excluded from the job market? Recognising the problems associated with such exclusion, the Church must strive with hope and generosity to help young people who are unemployed, says Archbishop Juan José Omella i Omella, in an interview with EuropeInfos.

European Union

Taxing the wealthy in Europe

The EU Commission and Apple are at loggerheads over tax penalties. Patrick Zoll sets out the basic issues on fair taxation.

European Union

Compassion in times of moral panic

On 24 October 2016, the European Commission held its annual dialogue seminar with the Christian churches, entitled “Migration: Mapping and addressing fear”. The Hungarian sociologist of religion, András Máté-Tóth of the University of Szeged, gave one of the two keynote speeches. We set out here an abridged, slightly redacted text of his address.

European Union

Chanuka and Eid at school?

How can we develop the celebration of feasts and festivals to be more inclusive? A Christian orthodox talks about the initiative she has launched in her country, Finland.

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