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Religion and cultural diversity: challenges for the Christian Churches in Europe

Proceedings of the IV European Catholic Orthodox Forum

Minsk, Belarus, 2-5 June 2014

Available now in bookstores, the new book of the CCEE, which contains the proceedings of the fourth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

In June 2014 took place in Minsk, Belarus, the fourth edition of the European Catholic-Orthodox Forum. Works were led by Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Cardinal Péter Erdő President of the Council for European Bishops Conferences, welcomed by Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Slutsk, and by the Archbishop of Minsk-Molihev, Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz. On that occasion, the delegates of the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences and of the Orthodox churches in Europe have dealt with the theme: "Religious and cultural diversity: challenges for the Christian Churches in Europe."

«As pastors we want to continue to bring the best of our moral teaching to our people and as citizens to present it to our Governments and to the European Institutions. We are convinced that Christian communities are able to act as witnesses of what is good for all as they draw their inspiration from the Gospel of Christ. In Christ, we find our inspiring source that renews us and brings us to a greater sense of responsibility in Europe and in the world today.
Our message wants to be first of all a sign of joy and hope for all those engaged in the mission of the Church. We share the life conditions of all Europeans in this economic and cultural crisis, and we know that many are suffering and are in search of a word that gives sense to their life. Indeed where Christian faith and morality have been dismissed, a feeling of emptiness leads many to despair and nihilism. The Church offers consistent values by incorporating humanity in Christ, the source of all true values. Faith in Christ does not abolish human diversity. It enriches and promotes the elements of truth and goodness already present in human cultures. » (from the message of the participants).

Religion and cultural diversity: challenges for the Christian Churches in Europe – Proceedings of the IV European Catholic Orthodox Forum (Minsk, Belarus, 2-5 June 2014). Italian and English Edition, Collection (Oggi e domani) – Editor Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae (CCEE)

EAN 978-88-10-14083-3
Pages 232
Date Novembre 2015
Colection Oggi e domani
Cost € 19,80
To order: Edizione Dehoniane

The V European Catholic Orthodox Forum will take place from 9 to 12 January 2017 in Paris at the invitation of cardinal André Vingt-Trois. Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae (CCEE)