Category - Europe

  • 19 Jan 2014

    Elections to a strengthened European Parliament in May will see voters from all 28 EU countries choose representatives for the next five years.

  • 19 Dec 2013

    European leaders should use a meeting of the European Council to agree further action against tax dodging by multinationals, a new report urges.

  • 7 Nov 2013

    The new Rector of the International Baptist Theological Study Centre (IBTS Centre) in Amsterdam is to be the Rev Dr Stuart Blythe.

  • 24 Oct 2013

    "A constantly developing situation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region requires an equally constant and developing vigilance," comments regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian in introducing his latest podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

  • 24 Oct 2013

    Old Catholics and Episcopalians (Anglicans) in Europe have agreed to enter into deeper communion

  • 6 Mar 2013

    Pew Research Center polls indicate that during Benedict’s papacy religious observance among Catholics in Western Europe ­remained low but fairly stable.

  • 25 Feb 2013

    As we report today (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/18061), the Jubilee Debt Campaign, of which is Ekklesia is a backer, is using the 60th anniversary of Germany's post-war debt deal to highlight the contrast between the settlement reached then and the disastrous austerity policies being imposed on Europe today -- pointing out the need for a radical shift in thinking and policy.

  • 25 Feb 2013

    Campaigners are calling for an end to policies being imposed on indebted countries by the International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.

  • 15 Feb 2013

    2013 is set to be an important year for both the Catholic Church, which elects a new pope, and Croatia, which will become the 28th member of the European Union (EU), writes Alex Sakalis for openDemocracy. These two entities share a long history, with the former wielding significant, yet often ignored, influence on political life in the latter.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Life in the European Union is one of continuing political negotiation. No political realist is surprised that national leaders constantly seek to protect and advance the interests of their country, says social theologian Dr Graeme Smith. The European Union is the place of permanent dialogue between different interests, and more substantially different political cultures, interestingly mirroring some different Protestant and Catholic instincts. Meanwhile, ecumenical lessons can help us to see why it's negotiation all the way, in a positive sense.