Thursday 18. October 2018
Others

On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War

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.

The disruptions of 1918 for the populations of Eastern Europe

European Union

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.

Teilhard de Chardin: God in war

European Union

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.

Shared memory: reflections on the political identity of Europe

European Union

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”.

Controversy surrounding the House of European History

European Parliament

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.

The dream of a European Campus

European Union

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.

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.

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