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German Embassy Diplomat Speaks to Students during Catholic University's Europe Day

Students celebrate Europe Day at Catholic University on February 25, 2014. (© Germany.info)

Students at Catholic University gathered on February 25 to celebrate Europe Day - a campus event that specifically highlighted Germany's role in Europe. Carrying EU and German flags, students eagerly filled up a room to listen to an informative speech about Germany's evolving role.

Karlfried Bergner, Minister of Culture and Communications at the German Embassy in Washington, spoke to almost fifty students about the changes Germany has undergone and its current role in the European Union.

"The year 2014 has given us ample opportunity to look back: where do German-European convictions come from?" Bergner said. "It gives us an opportunity to look back at the major things that have been accomplished over the past decades in Europe, but also the monumental risks tied to these achievements. Particularly for Germany, 2014 is a year of remembrance."

The year marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, which US diplomat George F. Kennan called the "great seminal catastrophe of the 21st century." The memory of the war serves as a constant reminder of the failures of foreign policy and the effect they can have on the world.

Karlfried Bergner, Minister of Culture and Communications, speaks to students at Catholic University's Europe Day event. (© Germany.info) The year 2014 also marks 75 years since the start of World War II and the demise of the first German parliamentary democracy in 1933, after which the darkest chapter in German history took its course. This was followed by the Cold War - and exactly 25 years ago, the triumphant fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany only a year later.

"For a long time, peace as hundreds of millions of Europeans know it today was not given, " Bergner told students. "It is therefore all the more remarkable that something so positive could rise up out of the horrors of two world wars and the resulting decades-long division of Germany. Today, peace, security and stability prevail in Europe."

Germany is deeply integrated in Europe and a valuable leader in the EU. As an anchor of stability and an engine of growth in Europe, Germany is promoting a strong EU.

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I dunno. When the Catholic church was in charge

2013-10-07 15:01:51 by Aretino

Of Europe, they turned a poor, backwater region of primitive tribes into the most advanced civilization on the planet, one that was the first to conquer the entire globe. They created the first universities, promoted science (when the Muslim world decided to suppress it), created a world ruled by law and not men, and many other advances.

Historically that is completely incorrect

2011-01-25 15:01:34 by Aretino

In fact, Christianity has embraced science since the time of the first renaissance of the 1100s. Aquinas argued that science and Christianity are compatible, in contrast to al Ghazali, who argued that science undermines Islam. As a result, the Catholic church embraced science, which led to the flowering and eventually the scientific and technical dominance of Europe over the rest of the world. The Muslim rejection of science led to their decline from the 1100s onward, even until today.
Please note also that the church has established thousands of universities, and promoted education, not just in theology, but in all subjects

What you talkin' 'bout, bro?

2011-11-21 13:26:14 by PSUseagull

Despite the difficulty Galileo ran into, the Catholic church has always been a supporter of science.
Despite your claim, all the oldest universities in North America and Europe were founded under the auspices of organized religions.
Hospitals? Are you kidding? The number of hospitals with a denominational name is too great to count.

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