Confèrence :Europe in troubled waters...Reformation and Reform in Europe todayMardi, 10.10.2017-19:00
Europe in troubled waters ;Reformation and Reform in Europe today
In the year of the commemoration of 500 years of Reformation, the conference asks and will discuss which traditions/results/outcomes of the Protestant Reformation might be again of interest and a reference point today in a time of crisis in Europe and related to the European integration process. Which aspects of the Reformation can be inspiring in Europe today ? The phenomena of this crisis are still manifold : the unresolved challenges of a common migration policy, increased social inequalities, Brexit, nationalism and EU-skepticism, the emergency of illiberal democracies and a much more dangerous political neighborhood (Turkey, Russia). Are there lessons to learn from the Reformation for necessary reforms in Europe today ?
Keynote speaker : Mr. Jerzy Buzek, MEP and former President of the European Parliament.
Panel Discussion : Rev. Alison McDonald, Church of Scotland, CEC Governing Board Bishop Johan Bonny, Antwerp, Belgium Fr Sorin Selaru, Director, Representation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the EU
Moderation : Rev Valentin Wendebourg, EKD
Conclusions Very Reverend Protopresbyter Heikki Theodoros Huttunen General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches
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