The European Green Deal - How can faith-based actors contribute to a greener Europe?

The European Parliament in Brussels hosted, on Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020, a dialogue seminar on the European Grean Deal (EGD) - the flagship environmental policy programme of the current European Commission, which, if fully implemented, will hugely impact on the EU's approach to environmental issues, over the next few decades. Representatives of churches and other faith-based actors in Europe were invited to share their thoughts on the package of measures envisioned, and to offer suggestions on how religion could contribute to the lessening of the pressure currently exercised by human activities on the environment. Organised in the margins of the Art. 17 TFEU dialogue, the seminar was hosted by M

The “Nicolae Lungu” Choir of the Romanian Patriarchate Concerted in Brussels

Several hundred people were present on January 24 in Brussels, at the concert held by the Nicolae Lungu choir of the Romanian Patriarchate with the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania. Organized in the larger context of the Culture Festival Europalia, which dedicated this year’s edition to Romania, but also marking 30 years from the 1989 Romanian Revolution, the concert celebrated at the same time the union of the Romanian Principalities and the beginning of modern Romania. The event was hosted by the cathedral of one of the most important abbeys of the Belgian capital. The audience had the pleasure to listen to some of the most beautiful Romanian musical creations, startin

Ecumenical Conference in Brussels: Walking Together. Common Decision-Making in Our Churches

On January 22, 2020, during the Week of Prayer for the Christian Unity, the Chapel for Europe organized a conference on the importance of conciliarity in the Church, titled “Walking Together. Common Decision-Making in Our Churches.” The conference brought together representatives from several different traditions, who offered details regarding the internal organization of their church and the problems encountered in their pastoral activity. The keynote speech was delivered by Mgr Guy Harpigny, Catholic Bishop of Tournai, while the panel speakers were: Rev Laurence Flachon, pasteure de l’ église du Musée à Bruxelles, Ven Dr Paul Vrolijk, Senior Chaplain Pro-Cathedral Holy Trinity Brussels, an

Concert of Orthodox Church Music in Brussels

The Representation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the European Institutions and Les Grands Heures de la Cambre invite you to the classical music concert "La spiritualité roumaine dans la création musicale religieuse" by the Nicolae Lungu Choir of the Romanian Patriarchate, which will take place on January 24, 2020, at 20:00, in Abbaye de la Cambre, Ixelles. The special event is part of the International Festival of Arts Europalia, which dedicated its current edition to Romania. An exposition about the Romanian confessors of faith detained during the Communist regime will be launched during this occasion. The event will be followed by a reception.

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