Wednesday 19. December 2018
Migration

Church asylum: commitment to a humanitarian state of affairs

Church in Europe

It is an ancient pre-Christian and early Christian tradition to grant asylum to refugees in holy places. 

Austria and the European Union

Cardinal Schönborn
Vorstellung des nachsynodalen Schreibens von Papst Franziskus über Ehe und Familie 'Amoris Laetitia', 'Freude der Liebe', am 8. April 2016 im Vatikan. Bild: Wiener Kardinal Christoph Schönborn.

With Austria set to take over the EU Presidency, the Austrian Bishops, chaired by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, have set out their thoughts on the challenges relating to the European Union that Austria will face during the next six months, in a Closing Statement to their Plenary Assembly on 13 June 2018.

"Africa needs a boost of democracy and good governance"

European Parliament

Cécile Kyenge was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is an MEP for the Italian Partito Democratico. She replies to questions from Johanna Touzel about the progress made at the recent EU-AU (African Union) Summit.

Pope Francis and forced migration

Church in Europe
Pope Francis blesses a baby during the foot-washing ritual at the Castelnuovo di Porto refugees center near Rome, Italy, March 24, 2016. Pope Francis on Thursday washed and kissed the feet of refugees, including three Muslim men, and condemned arms m

Pope Francis’ pontificate is coinciding with the rise of numbers of forced migrants to historically unprecedented post-war levels both in Europe but also around the globe.

A new reform proposal of the Dublin Regulation

European Parliament

José Ignacio García, regional director of JRS Europe, gives an overview on the reform process of the European asylum system.

Migrants and Refugees: Pope Francis’ proposals

Holy See

"To welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate migrants and refugees” is the theme of Pope Francis’s Message for the World Day of Refugees and Migrants, which will be celebrated on January 14, 2018.

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.

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.

Interreligious dialogue and integration

EU Member States

Welcoming migrants is only a first step; offering spaces and activities that support integration and interreligious dialogue is the next one. Elena Dini shares a concrete experience of dialogue in Rome.

"Europe is betraying its Christian values"

EU Commission

Fridolin Pflüger SJ, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Germany, is deeply concerned about the latest developments in European refugee policy.

EU Engagement the Compacts on Migration and Refugees: Worth the Effort?

European Union

The adoption of the New York Declaration on the Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants by the United Nations has launched a new process to negotiate two compacts by 2018.

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