Friday 15. December 2017
Justice & Home affairs

Continuing the dialogue after Rome

European Union

(Re)Thinking Europe encourages us to continue dialogue on the ground but also between the East and West of our continent, according to Enrico Letta, President of Jacques Delors Institute.

Creating a family of peoples – The Church and Europe

Church in Europe

The Church can provide insights about how to renew Europe as a community of peoples, explains Mgr. Jean Kockerols in the following adaptation of his address to a conference at the Chapel for Europe.

Praying and thinking: the role of Christians in ensuring a human-centred Europe

European Union

European Parliament Vice-President Mairead McGuinness reflects on the contribution of faith to the European vision in an address to a Chapel for Europe conference.

Europe will be united or it will not

European Union

Ophélie Omnes believes that if European construction wants to prosper and develop in the right direction it has to get closer to its citizens and their everyday concerns.

Passion for Europe - Remembering Crisis to Heal Division

Peter Rožič SJ

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.

To be the soul of Europe

Holy See
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.

Perhapsburg: Reflections on the Fragility and Resilience of Europe

European Union

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.

Rediscovering the European common good

Church in Europe

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.

(Re)thinking Europe to renew Europe

COMECE

When the sky above la Manche is clear, the UK coast can be spotted from the northern coast of France. Thirty-four kilometres separate the white cliff of Dungeness from continental Europe; a distance that after the vote on Brexit, weighs like a rock in the thoughts of those who believe in the European dream.

An interview with three bishops from England and Wales

EU Commission

What are the pressing concerns of UK Catholic bishops in relation to current questions regarding Europe? Henry Longbottom SJ met with three bishops to find out.

November EU-Africa Summit: A Zambian Perspective

EU Commission

Ahead of November’s EU-Africa Summit, a Zambian Jesuit economist surveys problems with existing EU-Africa trade relations.

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