There is no doubt that Christianity had a great impact on the start of European cooperation in the 20th centrury. The European project was initiated by founding fathers who, inspired by the Christian faith, had a vision to promote peace and reconciliation in Europe. To what extent is the European Union, more than half a century later, still driven by this vision? And what are the contemporary currents for a new Christian paradigm in an age of social and economic confusion?
The European Christian Political Movement warmly invites you to
"The Impact of Christian Thinking on the European Project: Past, Present & Future"
European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 3 December 13:30-17:00 hrs
13:30-15:00 Founding Fathers: How Christian inspiration led to peace and reconciliation in a war-torn continent (Room: ASP 5G3) (Host: Peter van Dalen, MEP)
- Margriet Krijtenburg (on behalf of the Schuman Centre for European Studies)
- Dr. Giuseppe Zorzi (Director of the Foundazione Trenting Alcide De Gasperi)
- Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos (Board member of the Jean Monnet Association)
- Antoinette Spaak (Former MEP, Fondation Paul-Henri Spaak) tbc
15:30-17:00 Contemporary Currents: The Need for a new Christian inspired Paradigm in an Age of Social and Economic Confusion (Room: PHS 1C 047)
(Host: Ewald Stadler MEP)
Topics and Speakers:
- Relational Thinking as a New Christian-inspired Paradigm: Jonathan Tame (Director Jubilee Centre
- Human Dignity and the Fight against Human Trafficking: Sari Essayah (Member of European Parliament)
- Christian Paradigm and Human Rights Valeriu Ghileţchi (MP, Moldova and member of Legal Affairs & Human Rights and first Vice President of the Committee of Social, Health and Sustainable Development of the Council of Europe)
- Christian Inspiration as a Business Paradigm Peter Briscoe (Vice-President and Founder of Europartners)