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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.