Jesuit European Office Brussels
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From the beginning, Jesuits engaged with the European project, so influential in constructing a new politics, rooted in the search for reconciliation, peace and solidarity, after the devastation of the Second World War. In what was still a deeply divided continent, the impulse of the European Union has always been one of reunification, of reaching beyond destructive nationalisms.
As one contribution to the Church’s mission, the Jesuit European Office (OCIPE), was founded in Strasbourg in 1956, and now has offices in Brussels, Budapest and Warsaw. By kind invitation of Mgr Joseph Doré, we celebrate its 50th anniversary in Strasbourg on December 14th 2006 with a seminar and Mass of celebration.
The seminar will help us to review the history and objectives of the Jesuit European Office and look towards its future. The keynote speaker will be Senator Hubert Haenel (Senator for Haut Rhin, and President of the Parliamentary Delegation for the European Union). He will reflect on the continuing challenge for the Church in engaging with the European institutions. We equally hope to look at the tasks of service and witness required of the Jesuits and their co-workers in relation to Europe in the years to come.
This special event also signifies the complete relaunch of our website which you may find now at www.ocipe.info - take a look and delve into our comments on what is happing in Europe and the wider world!
If you wish to contact members from the Brussels office, you may do it now at surname[at]ocipe.info or via our generic address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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