Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck
On 11 November 1918, after a war lasting for more than four years, representatives of the German Empire, France and Britain signed an armistice agreement in a railway carriage in the forest of Compiègne.
Antoine Arjakovsky believes it is necessary to pool memories in order to truly bring peace after the wounds inflicted by the conflict in Europe, especially in the east.
The reflections of Teilhard de Chardin can help us to perceive how God is present at the heart of situations as tragic as war, as he ventured to put his own experience into words.
The European past is marked by a liability of mutual violence that has yet to be sufficiently discussed. French philosopher Jean-Marc Ferry asserts that part of that past “will not be consigned to the past”.
The House of European History was opened in May 2017 in Leopold Park in Brussels, not far from the EU institutions. It was almost immediately beset by a serious controversy concerning its concept and content policies.
Building Europe through education was among the main proposals the French president Emmanuel Macron put forward in one of the most pro-European speeches by an EU leader that can be remembered since years.
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.
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.
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.
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.