Statement migration Studydays 2018

The current migration crisis is of unprecedented proportions. Myriads of people are left with no alternative other than to flee the war, poverty and destruction that has overtaken their countries. A large number of these are women, often alone with children. Our common Christian heritage of shared values prioritises the solidarity and hospitality that the […]

Statement Andante Study Days in Albania

AN OLD CRIME IN NEW FORMS Andante Study Days, 3rd-8th May 2017, Durres, Albania Modern Slavery is an old crime increasingly occurring in new forms in all countries of Europe in the 21st century. Trafficking for exploitation is found in forced prostitution, and in agricultural, construction, industrial and supply industries as well as in domestic […]

Andante Refugee Statement 2016

At the General Assembly delegates were informed of the recent request from the Chair of the Conference of International NGOs at the Council of Europe, that all INGOs with participatory status ( that includes Andante) send their official statements, on the question of ‘ international policy related to refugees’. There was a short deadline for […]

Letter on the new Encyclical “Laudato si”

As members of the Coordinating Committee of Andante, we are very pleased to learn about the publication of the new encyclical from our Pope Francis: Laudato si’ – on care for our common home. In this encyclical the Pope calls for a greater attentiveness and a more comprehensive ecology. Read more …