Europe

  • 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?

  • 16 Nov 2011

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

  • 1 Oct 2011

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

  • 12 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.

  • 17 Mar 2011

    The WCC and church organisations on both sides of the Atlantic are urging NATO to remove all United States nuclear weapons still based in Europe.

  • 30 Sep 2010

    The Community of Protestant Churches in Europe and the European Baptist Federation have pledged to work together more interdependently.

  • 7 Jul 2010

    In times of exploding budget deficits and unemployment figures, migrants are often used as scapegoats for all the ailings and failings of society, says Annegret Kapp. But the churches are responding boldly to the call to combat fear and prejudice.