Churches: which response to terrorism in Europe ?
“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.
The European Catholic-Orthodox Forum is an initiative promoted by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) along with the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the accordance of the Orthodox Churches present in Europe. The meeting took place in Paris from 9 to 12 January on the topic "Europe in fear of the threat from fundamentalist terrorism and the value of human person and religious freedom".
In their final message, the participants reaffirmed that “the dialogue of truth between people of different religions or beliefs is the only way out of situations of fear and mutual exclusion."