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27. January 2017

COMECE discusses Peace, Trade and Development

Webnews 27/01/2017

Under the chairmanship of the COMECE member Bishop for Luxembourg Mgr. Jean-Claude Hollerich, the joint COMECE - Justice & Peace Europe commission on the external relations of the EU exchanged with representatives of the EU on the current issues in EU External Action.

27. January 2017

Nonviolence is the key to peace

Webnews 27/01/2017

COMECE hosted a Prayer & Breakfast organised by Justice & Peace Europe on the theme of Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of Peace "Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace". The event was presided by Mgr. Jean-Claude Hollerich, the President of Justice&Peace Europe and gathered around 40 participants from the EU institutions, churches and civil society.

26. January 2017

Religious freedom: COMECE meets special envoy Ján Figel

Webnews 26/01/2017

On the occasion of the meeting of the COMECE External affairs Commission, Mgr Kockerols , Br Olivier Poquillon and Justice&Peace Europe secretary general Stefan Lunte met with Ján Figel the EU Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union to discuss the situation of religious minorities in the world.

25. January 2017

European Court of Human Rights: a key decision on surrogate motherhood

COMECE Press 25/01/2017  

The Grand Chamber Judgment clarifies that there is no obligation to recognise parental ties if there is no biological link.

23. January 2017
teenage girl suffering with depression in a conversation with a therapist

Mental health in Europe and Christian ethics

Webnews 23/01/2017

In an aging European society, mental health is an increasing concern with strong economic and social impact. Brain disorders affect one in three Europeans and have an estimated cost of €800 billion a year. In order to help Europe to tackle the issue, COMECE publishes its reflexion and proposals.

23. January 2017

Migration : UNHCR welcomes moral stand of Bishop Zsifkovics

Webnews 23/01/2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency pays tribute to the moral stand of the Bishop of Eisenstadt and COMECE member who, in 2015, “refused to allow a border fence to keep out refugees to be built on church land, and helped to change Austrian government policy on border security.” The Eisenstadt diocese gave temporary shelter to 1,000 people and is now helping to integrate more than 500 people.

20. January 2017
EPRS - Presentation of the book ' Dictionary of religions - Contribution of research to interreligious dialogue '

Churches: which response to terrorism in Europe ?

Webnews 20/01/2017

“One of the causes of the jihadi Salafism development is the lack of alternative proposals by our society” said Br Olivier Poquillon, Secretary general of COMECE, in his intervention to 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum.

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