Intercultural Dialogue & Education
Every human being has the right to education that corresponds with his capabilities and skills. This enables him to participate in society and to contribute to its life in accordance with his talents. This fundamental right is affirmed in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. In dialogue with the EU COMECE offers the experience of the Church who runs a wide range of institutions of formal and non-formal education. Increasing plurality and global migration movements raises the importance of intercultural dialogue in our society. In her contributions to this topic COMECE underlines the importance of «intercultural competence», of tolerance, openness and of mutual respect in a context of different cultures and traditions.
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08. April 2021
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) launches “Christian artworks month by month”, a new initiative promoting Christian cultural heritage from the dioceses of the COMECE Bishop Delegates located across Europe.
26. March 2021
COMECE and the Pontifical Council for Culture are pleased to invite you to join a webinar on the New European Bauhaus initiative of the European Commission. The event will take place in a digital format on Thursday 15 April 2021, from 17:00 to 19:10 (CEST).
20. October 2020
“Pope Francis invites all of us, people and institutions, to give our own contribution to build a better, just and peaceful post-Covid19 world with more fraternity and social friendship”, states Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, commenting ‘Fratelli tutti’, Pope Francis’ third Encyclical Letter signed on Saturday 3 October 2020 on the tomb of Saint Francis of Assisi.