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Editorial

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 09 / April 2010.

Editorial

Editorial

On May 9th we shall celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. The Declaration offers no blueprint for a world very different from that of 1950. But it remains instructive to recall the structure of the founders’ intentions. Amidst a strenuous recovery from the devastation of the Second World War, this brief document of two pages begins stirringly, ‘World Peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it’. Continue reading

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EU pushes for peace process in Middle East

This article was posted in European Consciousness.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

The EU Foreign Ministers, the ‘High Representative’ and the Spanish Presidency, promise renewed efforts towards peace in the Holy Land.

In the summer of 2009, following visits to Washington by the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the USA’s special envoy to the region declared, ‘The only viable resolution to this conflict is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states’.
The primary vehicle of the international community’s engagement is the ‘Quartet’ – the UN, the EU, the USA, and Russia. Continue reading

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Un croyant en politique

This article was posted in Miscellaneous.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama - image (by-nc-sa): Boyan Yurukov

Le comité Nobel norvégien a créé la surprise, il y a quelques jours, en attribuant le prix Nobel de la paix à Barack Obama. Parmi les motifs invoqués dans les communiqués en provenance d’Oslo, on souligne “ses efforts extraordinaires en vue de renforcer la diplomatie internationale et la coopération entre les peuples” et surtout sa vision et ses efforts pour bâtir ” un monde sans armes nucléaires”. Selon les sondages, l’hôte de la Maison Blanche jouit d’une grande popularité. Plus dans le monde que chez les siens, il représente une forme d’espoir dont on a peu d’exemples dans la période actuelle. Georges Bush nous avait déçus par la médiocrité de la politique qu’il conduisait avec l’appui de conservateurs bornés et de chrétiens évangélistes prompts à lui donner des satisfecit de mauvais aloi. Continue reading

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Bibliography 2008

This article was posted in Documentation.

Peter Knauer

  • Fundamentaltheologie im Koran?, in: FrZPhTh 55 (2008, 1) 141–165.
  • Zum Dialog Islam – Christentum, in: Paulus-Rundbrief – Katholische Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache Brüssel, Nr. 444, 02–03/2009, 8–10.
  • Unser liebes Geld –  Aktuelle Überlegungen zu einem Systemfehler, in: Orientierung 73 (2009) Nr. 4, 41–44. Continue reading
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Universal declaration of Human rights

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 03 / October 2008.

Human Rights declaration

Human Rights declaration

The Universal declaration of Human rights – 60 years
Frank Turner

In 1998 the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales published a reflection on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration.

It is worth recalling some emphases of this document ten years later, on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary: in particular the document’s account of a ‘Catholic vision of human rights’ remains very pertinent. Continue reading

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Cristianisme i Justícia

This article was posted in Ignatian perspectives.

Cristianisme y Justícia

Listen to Santi Torres and Llorenç Puig from “Cristianisme i Justícia” in Barcelona:

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From Slovenia to Brussels

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 01 / April 2008.
From Slovenia to Brussels

From Slovenia to Brussels

Dear Brussels,
I would like to address this letter with the title:

I feel Slovenia

I feel Slovenia

and with a rather strange subtitle: from B to B.

I feel Slovenia is the slogan of the Slovenian Tourist Board with which Slovenia wants to make its place in the “European house” more recognisable. Hopefully, it will succeed in this task well.

First of all, I would like to tell you that I feel embarrassed in writing a letter to you. I never thought I would be asked to write a letter to a city. A stimulating challenge, but to be honest, it sounds as impersonal, as many EU institutions are to most Slovenian citizens. I will try my best, since it is not an easy task. There are too many thoughts, doubts, experiences on my mind. Continue reading

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Successes and Controversies at the EU-Africa Summit

This article was posted in Solidarity.
EU-Africa summit

EU-Africa summit

The EU-Africa Summit was designed to help launch a strategy encapsulated in eight proposed partnerships: Peace and Security; Democratic Governance and Human Rights; Trade and Regional Integration; Millennium Development Goals; Energy; Climate Change; Migration, Mobility and Employment; Science, Information Society and Space. Continue reading

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