Founding Meeting of the European SPES Forum

The Founding Meeting of the European SPES Forum was held in October 22-23, 2004 in Leuven, Belgium. The aim of the meeting was to reflect on the meaning of spirituality as a public affair and to establsih a European network for Spirituality in Economic and Social life, called  the European SPES-forum (SPES is an acronym for SPirituality in Economy and Society).  The program of the founding meeting included  the following presentations: « Spirituality as a public affair » (Luk Bouckaert, Leuven). « Spirituality and ethics » (Laszlo Zsolnai, Budapest), « Le personalisme en Europe » (Vincent Triest & Catherine Leroy), « Marseille Espérance/ Bruxelles Espérance: initiatives politiques de dialogue interreligieux » and Panel discussion on « Spiritualities with and without God. Is there a common ground? » As a result of the meeting the book “Spirituality as a Public Good” was published by Graant in 2007.