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In February 2023, a Belgian collective launched the "Papotes Politiques" at the Café Nomade in Brussels, in partnership with the Centre Avec and La Viale Europe. Simon-Pierre de Montpellier, editor-in-chief of the review En Question published by the Centre Avec, looks back on this cycle of five seminars on Christianity and social justice.

Café Nomade is a non-profit project aimed at setting up a social café in Brussels, where anyone wishing to create links, share knowledge or simply relax can find solid support.

The idea is that the moderators (who claim no particular expertise) present a book they have read and suggest some food for thought. This is followed by table discussions, then a plenary session during which each table spokesperson shares the "nuggets" experienced by their group. The conversations continue over a drink in a relaxed café atmosphere.

Christianity and Social Justice

From February to June 2023, Café Nomade organised a series of five informal seminars on the theme of "Christianity and social justice" at the Communion de la Viale Europe in Brussels.

This first cycle was a success. Around 50 people came to chat on each evening. In a relaxed atmosphere, the discussions were rich. The venue revealed its assets to us: the potential of its various spaces (bar, library, garden, etc.), its location in a multicultural district in the heart of Brussels and its links with a community (La Viale Europe), a housing estate (the Béguinage) and social associations (Jesuit European Social Centre, Jesuit Refugee Service Europe, Sortir de la Violence, etc.).

At the end of this first cycle, we decided to settle here. Café Nomade is settling in. There will be other Papotes Politiques, as well as social events, cultural evenings, art workshops, crafts, moments of rejuvenation and celebration...

Simon-Pierre de Montpellier

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