Dialogue – a vital issue for the Church and for Europe

The Church can only carry on a meaningful dialogue with the outside world if she is committed to an internal culture of dialogue In Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty, […]

The Netherlands takes over the presidency of the Council of the EU

The Netherlands has officially taken over, on January the 1st, the rotatory Presidency of the European Union at a crucial and difficult moment: when the 28 EU countries face not only […]

Méditerranée: une route dans la mer. Migrations des peuples, cultures, religions

Une centaine de personnes membres des branches française, belge, portugaise, italienne, maltaise du MIAMSI se sont réunies autour de ce thème du 20 au 22 novembre dernier à Pozzalo, sous […]

Human values across the globe

The terrorist attacks in Paris also represent an attack on European values. And yet, these values must not be compromised in the fight against terrorism. In the weeks following the […]

Nourrir l’humanité

«Les agriculteurs sont les esclaves du XXIe siècle. Ils sont maintenus tête hors de l’eau par le seul bon vouloir des puissants» Jacques, agriculteur à Blier (Belgique). Au centre culture […]

Global response to Laudato si’

The Encyclical Laudato si’ by Pope Francis published in June has had an amazing effect beyond the boundaries of the Catholic Church. Politicians, scientists, academics and representatives of a large […]

Migration trends across the western route of the Mediterranean

The Moroccan border with the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla Syrian people fleeing from the conflict usually arrive to Morocco from Algeria, where they did not need a visa […]

Making concrete the EU commitment on climate change

The environment ministers of the EU confirmed the proposal for COP21 to reduce emissions at least by 40% by 2030, and to reduce 80-95% in 2050 compared with 1990 In […]

A testing time for Europe

The hottest news topics in Europe this summer have been the Greek crisis and the refugee drama. Both the crises which dominated the summer headlines ultimately present the same challenge: […]

Economics of climate change: the economical debt?

Climate change has many dimensions: physical, social, political and also economical. Mitigation is a challenge to our economies. Waiting is not longer an option. We tend to associate climate change with […]

EP amendments establish red lines with regard to the TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership aims at integrating the European Union and the United States the largest trade agreement in the world. The formal negotiations for this ambitious Treaty […]

UK dilemma after Cameron’s victory

One way to interpret the UK General Election of May 2015 is that some kind of status quo has been restored. The coalition of 2010 to 2015, between the Conservatives […]

Pope’s encyclical on environment sparks comments and hope

Ecology and Jesuits in Communication (Ecojesuit.com) has launched its special edition on Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical released last 18 June.  This edition features six stories from colleagues in […]

Cries of the poor and cries of Nature

On Pope Francis’ new Encyclical letter Laudato Si Awaited for many months and the object of a great deal of commentary and criticism in advance of publication, Pope Francis’ environmental […]

EU Commissioner Cañete: “The call of Pope Francis to combat climate change could not be more timely”

The Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Mr. Miguel Arias Cañete, talks about challenges facing the EU as regards these matters and the contribution for the COP21 in Paris next December. There […]