Human happiness and wellbeing does not come from income and wealth but from the quality of our relationships according to Dr Michael Schluter of Relationships Global. But how do we measure the health and fairness of our relationships individually and as a nation?
Delegates from 20 countries across Europe have gathered at Croke Park Conference centre in Dublin today (Friday 10 May) for the annual “State of Europe Forum”. Inspired by Robert Schuman’s vision for a “community of peoples deeply rooted in Christian values”, the forum explores economic, political, social, religious and environmental issues in Europe from a broadly Christian perspective. VOX magazine’s editor Ruth Garvey-Williams brings you this LIVE blog keeping you up to date with all the action throughout the day.
The State of Europe Forum in Dublin this week (9 - 10 May) will mark the Irish presidency of the European Union. Now in its third year, the forum explores the role of Christianity in Europe. On May 9, 1950 the Schuman Declaration led to the creation of the first European Community (a pooling of French and German coal and steel industries). This laid the foundation for the present EU involving 27 nations and 500 million Europeans. Described as ‘the Father of Europe’, Robert Schuman’s vision was for a “community of peoples deeply rooted in Christian values”. VOX magazine is delighted to bring you this LIVE Blog direct from the forum.
The challenge of diversity
As debates rage over abortion and same-sex marriage, the Irish launch of the Global Charter of Conscience this week tackled the challenges and controversies of a diverse society.
International speaker and social critic, Dr Os Guinness (Arthur Guinness’ great-great-grandson) was one of the co-authors of the charter and spoke at its official Irish launch on Thursday May 9th.