Saturday 21. July 2018
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Johann Sebastian Bach – a European composer

Church in Europe

Music is a particular jewel in the crown of European culture. In this series of articles on the European Year of Cultural Heritage, music scholar and theologian Meinrad Walter looks at Johann Sebastian Bach as a European composer.

European memories: integrating our common past

European Union

2018 will be dominated by the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. According to the EU Ambassador to the Holy See Jan Tombinski, addressing gaps in a collective European conscience is indispensable to prevent the degradation of hope for a common future.

Christians and cinema, a long companionship in Europe

Church in Europe

Cinema is an integral part of the European cultural heritage. Continuing its series of articles on the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Europe Infos turns to European cinema and the contributions made by Christians, with the President of the Cinema department of SIGNIS, Magali Van Reeth.

Education: Extending competence or going beyond?

European Commission
Studious female high school student

Critical reviews of two training documents from the EU Commission and the Holy See: how do they differ, where do they agree and in what areas do they complement one another? An invitation to further analysis.

Ecclesia in Europe

Cardinal Marx

At the end of his term as President of COMECE, Cardinal Reinhard Marx looks back on his experiences and puts forward guidelines for cooperation within the Church in Europe – the joint testimony of the Church to the power of the Gospel for the benefit of the people of Europe.

European heritage: fostering the desire to know

European Union

The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and appreciate the cultural heritage of Europe. The Apostolic Nuncio to the EU, Mgr Alain Paul Lebeaupin, shares his thoughts with us.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage and the church

Martin Maier sj

The European Commission has made 2018 a “European Year of Cultural Heritage”. This recalls the statement attributed to Jean Monnet: “If I were to do it again from scratch, I would start with culture.”

Europe: peace is first and foremost a struggle

European Union

For Bernard Phillippe, there is an urgent need to challenge religious traditions, to illicit from them what they might bring to the service of conflict resolution and the building of more active coalitions which serve peace.

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.

Is multiculturalism in Azerbaijan a valuable model ?

Azerbaijan

Could the Azerbaijani model of multiculturalism - consisting of strong state policies which intend to engage civil society - teach Europe about ways to protect minorities without compromising the values of the majority of the population?

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.

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