The largely unknown story of the spiritual father of the European Union, Robert Schuman, who envisioned ‘ a community of peoples deeply rooted in Christian values’. His years of imprisonment during the war, followed by escape and going underground gave Schuman much time to reflect on the kind of Europe that would make war unthinkable, a quest that was recently rewarded by the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU.
About the author
Jeff Fountain is the initiator of the Schuman Centre, and after over 40 years living in the Dutch countryside moved in December 2017 to Amsterdam. Jeff was YWAM Europe director for 20 years, 1990-2009. Jeff chaired the annual Hope for Europe Round Table until 2015. Jeff is author of Living as People of Hope, Deeply Rooted and other titles, and also writes weekly word, a weekly column on issues relating to Europe.
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