Bishops of France, Germany and Switzerland discuss the challenges of migration and social identities

Refugees wait in line at Europe's borders. Photo: European CommissionRefugees wait in line at Europe's borders. Photo: European Commission Berlin, 29 September 2016 - Eleven Bishops and fifty experts from the scientific and ecclesial world gathered yesterday in Berlin to discuss the challenges faced by migrants in connection with cultural and religious identities in Europe as part of a symposium organized by the Episcopal Conferences of France, Germany, and Switzerland.

The symposium, titled "Migration and cultural and religious identities in Europe. The challenges to the Church", tackled a variety of topics including the influence of demographic shifts on societal identities, the organization of peaceful coexistence in increasingly multi-religious societies, and the means used by the Church in responding to such developments.

Further information on the event is available in French, German and Italian on the Swiss Catholic Portal.