It is Pope Francis, a non-European, who bluntly states that there is a clear European identity. This is an affirmation that will surprise more than one European! At a time when Europe is looking for a new lease of life, it may be worthwhile to be inspired by what an outsider detects in our own history.
The European Pillar of Social Rights aims to address the growing social and economic divergence in the EU. The European Commission presented its recommendations at the end of April and is now hoping for support at the highest political level.
Manfred Prisching, Professor of Sociology at the University of Graz, looks for ways out of Europe’s political, economic and social crisis.
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.
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.
Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) is a secular non-profit association. It is the only European network of charities and conservation departments of governmental, religious and university institutions, and other professionals who work to protect religious heritage buildings across Europe. Interview with Lilian Grootswagers, FRH Council Secretary.
Europe is still reeling from the terrorist attacks of recent months. Gerhard Beestermöller, Professor of Theological Ethics at the Luxembourg School of Religion and Society, looks for appropriate answers from a Christian point of view.
EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights devoted its latest Forum to the topics of inclusion, refugee protection and the digital age: COMECE took active part in the discussions.
In recent months the word ‘values’ has been all the rage in Europe’s political circles and media – but what exactly does it mean?
Church in Europe
The general principles described by Pope Francis to the end that “differences are harmonised within a shared pursuit” may serve to guide European decision-makers in their process of integration.