Tuesday 23. April 2019
Migration

Europe in the election year

2019 EU Elections

The European Union finds itself in a contradictory situation in advance of the European Parliament elections in May.

The new Global Compact for Migration

Holy See

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is the world’s first general agreement on this huge topic. It is a common platform for greater cooperation, responsibility-sharing and better governance.

Ethics and society

European Union

Herman Van Rompuy, former president of the European Council offered the following reflections at a conference on “Rediscovering the european common good” in the Chapel for Europe on 8th of november 2018.

 

The Brexit quagmire

European Union

Political forecasts are always risky, but it is extraordinary to realise that, as this article is written, no one can reliably predict the situation of the UK just a few months from now.

 

What is the meaning of unity in diversity?

Christian theology

His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, explains how the principle of unity in diversity is at the heart of Christian theology and an essential constituent of the European project.

Business and human rights: Advancing labour standards and the binding UN Treaty

United Nations

As 2019 begins, many signs on the horizon are calling us to reflect on society’s expectations towards business, and its global impact on people and nature.

 

What the EU, and each individual, can do to make the financial system serve us all

EU Financial System

The EU is taking action to ensure that the financial system works properly by avoiding undesirable and unethical outcomes. But each individual has their role to play in ensuring that our organisations work for the benefit of all and the benefit of our planet.

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.

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