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Interreligious dialogue as a tool for conflict resolution and reconciliation in the European integration process

January 26 2016 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Interfaith dialogue

European Pariament, Room ASP 3E2, 9:30-12:30

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INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE AS AN ENHANCING TOOL FOR
CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND RECONCILIATION IN THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROCESS

 
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
9:30-12:30
Room ASP 3E2
European Parliament
Brussels


9:30 Opening
Antonio Tajani MEP, First Vice-President of the European Parliament

9:45 Session One: Albania, a land of coexistence
Follow-up of the International Meeting of Prayer for Peace in Tirana

Chair: György Hölvényi MEP, Co-Chairman of the Working Group on Intercultural Relations and Interreligious Dialogue of the EPP Group, Member of the EU-Albania Parliamentary Delegation
Interventions:
  • Mgr. Ramiro Moliner Inglés, Apostolic Nuncio from Tirana
  • H.E. Andon Merdani, Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania
  • Ali Zajmi, Vice President of the Muslim Community of Albania
  • Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana
  • Thomas Schrapel, Head of Konrad Adenauer Foundation Office in Tirana
  • Alberto Quattrucci, Secretary General of People and Religions, Community of Sant'Egidio
10:40 Discussion opened by Monika Hohlmeier MEP, Coordinator of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Member of the EUAlbania Parliamentary Delegation
 
11:10 Session Two: 30 years of the Spirit of Assisi and its fruit

Chair: Jan Olbrycht MEP, Co-Chairman of the Working Group on Intercultural Relations and Interreligious Dialogue, Head of the Polish Delegation of the EPP Group, Member of the EU-Montenegro Parliamentary Delegation

Interventions:

  • Alojz Peterle MEP, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the EU-FYROM Parliamentary Delegation
  • Mohammad Sammak, Secretary General of the National Committee for Islamic-Christian Dialogue in Lebanon
  • Oded Wiener, Consultant of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel on Interfaith and Religious Affairs
  • Fessaha Al Ghanesh, NGO Gandhi
  • Jan De Volder, Cusanus Chair 'Religion, Conflict and Peace' at the Catholic University of Louvain, Community of Sant'Egidio
12:00 Discussion opened by Mairead McGuinness MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Vice-Chairwoman of the EU-Montenegro Parliamentary Delegation
 
12:30 End of conference