March 19, 2015 « EU Live Building Process Day »

  • RfP Europe
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015
  • Comité des Regions de l'Union Européenne - Cdr

This EU day is included in the Regional Meeting in Brussels, March 18-22, gathering 14 countries, which is part of the 2014-2015 European Programme of Religion for Peace Europe (see here below) . This programme emerged in Europe after the Religion for Peace World Assembly inViennein November 2013.

 In collaboration with the Global Network of Religions for Children

“Welcoming Each Other in Europe : A Call to Non-Discrimination”  [1] 

EU Peace Building Process Day – 19 March 2015

Interreligious  and Multicultural Day for Study and Exchange of Good Practices

VENUE: European Parliament, Room ASP 5E2

hosted by Mrs Anna Zaborska, MEP, Mr. Branislav Škripek, MEP,

with the collaboration of Intergroup Freedom of Religion or Belief. and Religious Tolerance; and the ECR

 

 [1] Programme implemented in the framework of a larger European Meeting that will take place from the 19th to the 21st March 2015 with over 60 participants from 14 European countries

PROGRAMME 

The EU day is articulated around 7 sessions in round tables with experts, decisions makers, leaders, women youth, sharing expertises and  best practices on non-discrimination presented by the 12 national delegations. (more details very soon)

09.00 – 09.30            Welcoming & registration

09.00 – 09.30             Introduction speeches:

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  • Ms Yolande Iliano, President, Religions for Peace Europe
  • Ms Anna  Zaborska, MEP
  • Mr Branislav Škripek, MEP

…………………..….General Moderator: Christine Dupuis

10.00 – 10.45                   Session 1 :   Voices from the voicelesm

…………………. Moderator: Ms. Tania  Porqueddu,  Core Member of the European Interfaith Youth Network,United Kingdom

  • Ms. Albik Louma, Chairman of the General Assembly SB Overseas,Belgium
  • Ms. Rima Tüzün, Head of Foreign Affairs, European SyriacUnion (ESU -)
  • Ms. Florina Moderatu , Youth from minority community, Romania
  • Mr. Sudhagar Raghupathy,  President Dharmic and Ashavan Youth ofSweden, Sweden

 10.45 – 11.30                   Session 2 : The power of forgiveness / reconciliation to  ensure sustainable  peace

………………….. Moderator: Mr. Jehangir Sarosh, European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL),GeneralSecretary ,United Kingdom

  • Н.Е. Grandfather >Baba Mondi (Edmond Brahimaj),  World leader of the Bektashi (Dervish) Sufi Order, 100 million of followers worldwide, Albania
  • The Most Venerable Phra Sudhinanavides, Abbot ofWatThaiDhammaramBuddistTemple inWaterloo,Belgium
  • Rev. Manuel Barrios, Director of Inter-confessional Relations, Episcopal Conference, Catholic Church ofSpain
  • Bhai Sahib (Bhai Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia), Spiritual Leader and Chairman of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha,United Kingdom
  • >Rev. Dr. Guy Liagre, General Secretary of the Conference ofEuropean Churches ,Belgium

 11.30 – 11.45                   Break

11.45 – 12.15                   Session 3 :  Sharing of best practice ; report of  participating countries: Romania, Finland, Belgium

…………………. Moderator : Dr. Marcel Israel, Former President of International Relations, Jewish Religious Communities of Bulgaria, Secretary of the National Council of Religious Communities inBulgaria

  • Reports: Finland: Ms.Nahla Hewidy & Sara Bahmanpour, Romania: Ms. Laura Mohar, Belgium: Mr. Siegfried Jeremy Babajee & Regis Close;  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ms. Olivera Jovanovic & Ms. Ismeta Begić, France: Ms. Agathe Hamel & Mr. Ismael Medjdoub, Sweden: Ms.Chitra Paul & Ms. Marie Spennare

 

12.15 –  13.00                   Session 4:  From advocacy to action by different actors in a top down / bottom up process

…………………. Moderator:  Ms. Bharti Tailor, Member of the European Council of Religious Leaders, Executive Director to the Hindu Forum of Europe andBelgium.

  • Ms. Catherine Roba, conseillère communale ; Membre du Bureau de liaison Bruxelles-Europe, membre du Conseil supérieur des Ecoles européenne
  • Ms. Chantal Grevin,  Representative of the NGO New Humanity to UNESCO,  Focolare Movement, France
  • Ms. Faouzia Elassooudi, Association International Sufi Alawiyya (AISA),  President toBelgium
  • Ms. Lucretia Baluta,  Coordinator for the UNESCO Associated Schools, Leader of the Danubio Project involving many countries of the Balkan,Romania

 13.00 – 14.00                   Lunch

14.00 – 14.45                   Session 5 :  Role of religion and media in the peace building process

………………….. Moderator:  Ms. Evguenia Ravtovitch, Journalist, Sociologue, Writer and Editor. Russia-Belgium

  • Mr. Paresh Solanki, Former BBC Journalist, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Armondo Alosto, TV Producer. Religious name : Jivan Mukta Swami Ganapati, Master of Siddha meditation, Head of a number of Siddha Centers worldwide,Belgium
  • Ms. Paula Kemell, Head of the Resalat Society, Writer of inter-faith articles, Ex-co-chair of the Council of Resalat. Shia Community, Finland
  • Mr. Daniel Schwammenthal, Political Analyst, Director of the Transatlantic Institute in Brussels, Belgium
  • >Mr. Nick Goryachkin, Film Director, Director of Blagovest Media International Foundation, Russia-Belgium

 14.45 – 15.30                   Session 6 : Sharing of best practice ; report of participating countries: Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Bosni

……………………. Moderator: Ms. Mehri Afsahi, Board Member of Religions for Peace Women of Faith Network, Sweden

Reports: Bulgaria: Dr. Marcel Israel, Italy: Mr. Luigi De Salvia, Spain: Sonia de la Puente, Serbia: Mr. Srdjan Vlaskalic, Portugal : Ms. Joana Trigo , Albania: Mr. Genard Hajdini

 15.30 – 15.45                   Break

15.45 – 16.15                   Session 7 : The potential role of  women of faith in a tradition, transmission and transformation proce

…………………… Moderator: Ms. Malati Dasi, Vice-President of Radhadesh, Hindu representative of the Belgian Council of Religious leaders, Board member of Belgian Women of Faith Network

  • Pr Dr. Liliane Vana,  Professeure Associée, Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme (Martin Buber) Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Ms. Olivera Jovanovic,  senior adviser in Inter-religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), leader of the Women of Faith Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Pasteur Heidi Rautionmaa , Co- founder of Religions for Peace Women of Faith Network inFinland and, Faiths Without Borders ,Finland
  • Ms. Farida Tahar,  Founder of the Association TETE (Tout Egal au Travaille et a l’Ecole), Coordinator of the team and Project on Social Cohesion, Belgium

16.15 – 17.00                  Session 8 : Conclusion, joint recommendations, presentation of the Charter Project, support for                                                                 dissemination of projects: Erasmus programme

………………….. Moderator: Mr. Jamie Creswell, president of the European Buddhist Union

  • Dr. Josef Boehle, PhD Research Fellow,University ofBirmingham, Director of the Charter for Forgiveness and Reconciliation Project,United Kingdom.
  • Ms. Ines Verplancke,  Coordinator of RYCKEVELDE (European Citizenship movement –Belgium)
  • Ms. Marta Palma : Former Coordinator for Europe of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), for Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali, GNRC, Secretary General
  • Ms. Yolande Iliano, President of Religions for Peace  Europe

 

Speeches ..Ms. Yolande Iliano ..Opening speech
..Ms. Anna Zaborska ..Introduction speech
..Ms. Chantal Grevin ..Welcoming Each Otherr
..Mr. Ismael Medjdoub, ..Coexiter
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