Friday 15. December 2017
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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.

2018: An entire year of European Cultural Heritage

European Commission

Questions about the merits of the common market are well under way, but the European institutions are keen to ensure that Europe’s cultural heritage is celebrated. 

A dynamic and multicultural European identity

Eglise Catholique

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.

Getting together one year on: Celebrating the memory of British MP Jo Cox

UK Parliament

June marks the first anniversary since the murder of the gifted social justice campaigner and British MP, Jo Cox. A series of events are planned to celebrate what unites communities.

Brits Abroad: Young Catholics experience the European side of Brexit

Church in Europe

The Faith in Politics interns of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales reflect on a visit to Brussels, how Brexit influences their work and the church in the UK.

Lessons learned, the future and what religion can offer

European Union

Manfred Prisching, Professor of Sociology at the University of Graz, looks for ways out of Europe’s political, economic and social crisis.

Daring to dream of a new Europe – the Church responds to the Pope’s challenge

COMECE

While receiving the Charlemagne Prize on 6 May 2016, Pope Francis invited us to dare to dream of a new Europe. For him this means moving from a cash-based economy to a social economy, a project which could instil enthusiasm in the younger generation and for which he looked for support from the Church. Is this project Utopian or could it be achieved?

Compassion in times of moral panic

European Union

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.

US elections and the catholic vote

United States

After ignoring Catholic voters for almost the entire election cycle, the media has finally woken up and recognized that they are important, just a few weeks ahead of the US elections on November 8, 2016.

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