Welcome to House of Compassion
House of Compassion is a thematic church about compassion and the fight for justice. Building further on the commitment of the Brussels Beguinage community of the past decades, we strive together with our partners for more humanity, a hopeful society and a dignified life for all people, this based on the inspiration of Jesus of Nazareth and the Golden Rule.
Everyone is welcome for a meeting, celebration, art and silence.
Discover our annual report 2022
During our General Assembly last week, our report of 2022 was presented. Discover it here: A mag created with Madmagz. Have you missed our previous report? Read it here: A mag created with Madmagz.
Call – Looking for hangers, t-shirts and shirts
A new exhibit will soon begin at House of Compassion. The theme is “Clean Clothes”. We will highlight the progress but also the continuing problems of the garment industry, following the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh. To make the exhibition lively and meaningful, we are looking for […]
Solidarity weekend with the refugees who sleep on the bridge near Petit Château
Last weekend’s solidarity weekend was a nice success. On Saturday evening, there was a vigil at the bridge, organised by neighbours living around the Petit Château. At night, the neighbours slept outside in a tent, in solidarity with the refugees who have been living there for months. On Sunday, there was a small parade and […]
Is civil disobedience appropriate for religious leaders?
Priest Daniel Alliët is this week’s guest in Kerk & Leven. They invited him to answer the question: Are acts of civil disobedience appropriate for religious leaders? Read the full text below. Daniel Alliet Priest in Brussels, defending undocumented migrants in particular “Are religious authorities promoting civil disobedience? What will be next? Will we see […]
‘The Letter’ at House of Compassion
On Monday 16 January, we watched “The Letter” together, a film about the encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ in which Pope Francis enters into dialogue with activists from groups that are not sufficiently heard on the world stage: the poor, indigenous peoples, young people and scientists representing the animal and plant world. About 100 people were present […]
Sign ‘humans first, then digitalisation’
Social service organisations are very concerned about the ‘digital by default‘ principle, which will soon be generalised to all public services via an ordinance before the Brussels Parliament. They notice that a large part of the population is experiencing more and more difficulties with all kinds of administrative procedures (from school registration to requests for […]
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