In June 2002 was created a European Working Group of Christians of the various countries of Europe; in March 2006, it was named the ‘Initiative of Christians for Europe’ or, in abbreviated form, IXE.
IXE is committed to pursuing four major objectives:
to give European Christians who wish to convey the social message of the Church an opportunity to meet and to come more productively to terms with their historic and cultural differences;
to launch a dialogue with society as a whole, and to articulate statements of position with regard to topics of relevance for the future of European society;
to encourage reflection about the process of European unification, particularly in dialogue with national and European institutions; and
to help organise events with a European objective on themes of current social relevance.
Generally speaking, the members of IXE are determined to promote a more energetic European awareness in debates at the national level.
As of the publication date of this presentation, IXE has members in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, and Ukraine. The Group also includes an observer from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE).
Zentralkomitee der deutschen Katholiken (ZdK)
Postfach 24 01 41
53154 Bonn / Deutschland
Sigrid Schraml, +49 228 3 82 97 34
Semaines Sociales de France
18 rue Barbès
92128 Montrouge Cedex / France
Johanna Touzel : +32 2 235 05 15
Email: contact at initiative-ixe.eu