Europe

  • 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.

  • 14 Nov 2012

    Widespread protests against austerity measures being imposed by European governments and the EU are being held in 23 countries and 40 regions.

  • 26 Aug 2012

    Two distinguished speakers came together to discuss the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh.

  • 31 Dec 2011

    The political ride in Britain, in Europe and more widely is set to get bumpier, sometimes alarming, and never less than fascinating, says Simon Barrow. But the key question remains: who does (and who should?) call the shots in shaping the capacity of our key institutions both to respond to popular pressures and to ride the economic tiger?

  • 15 Nov 2011

    Pope Benedict XVI met with Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council at the Vatican yesterday, discussing the continent's future.

  • 30 Sep 2011

    Hundreds of activists, trade unionists and radical politicians from across Europe are gathering in London today to discuss the economic crisis.

  • 11 Apr 2011

    Church leaders in Europe are debating the best way for governments to counter the wave of violence represented by Shabaz Bhatti's death.