Friday, 28 September 2012

Seminar on discrimination against Christians in Europe


This advertisement caught my eye in the European Parliament the other day. Below is the agenda. I would have thought that 'Discrimination against Christians' would be better English, but these things often get mangled in translation. Nevertheless, I am sure this will be an interesting seminar.

Seminar on
Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Seminar in cooperation with the Members of the European Parliament from the EPP Group, ECR
Group and COMECE

2 October 2012
9:30 - 13:00
Brussels

JAN 6Q2
Agenda

9:30 Welcome Speech

Jan Olbrycht MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group responsible for
Interreligious Dialogue and Religious Affairs (EPP Group)


Konrad Szymanski MEP (ECR Group)

9:45-10:45 Session I:
 
Reports on the situation of Christians in Europe


Chair Jan Olbrycht MEP (EPP Group)

Dr. Gregor Puppinck, European Center for Law and Justice (France)

A perspective from Strasbourg
Dr. Martin Kugler, Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against
Christians in Europe (Austria)

Presentation of the 2011 Report of the Observatory on Intolerance and
Discrimination against Christians in Europe

John Deighan, Parliamentary Officer of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland
(UK)

Respective report

Daniel Lipsic, Member of Parliament, former Minister of Justice of Slovakia
(Slovak Republic)
 
10:45-11:45 Session II:
 
Freedom of religion in Europe: positive developments and
current challenges


Chair Konrad Szymanski MEP (ECR Group)

Francisco Javier Borrego Borrego, Former Judge at European Court for
Human Rights (Spain)

Rocco Buttiglione, Professor of political science at Saint Pius V University in
Rome, Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Member of the
Italian Parliament (Italy)

Mons. Florian Kolfhaus, Official at the Secretariat of State Holy See (Italy)

11:45-12:30 Interventions of MEPs

12:30-13:00

Mario Mauro MEP, Head of the Italian PdL Delegation in the EPP Group
Charles Tannock MEP (ECR Group)


Silvia Costa MEP (S&D Group)
Anna Zaborska (EPP Group)

Conclusion

Laima Liucija Andrikiene MEP (EPP Group)

Mons. Piotr Mazurkiewicz, COMECE Secretary General

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chris, when I was at a Church of England Primary School in a northern town in the 1950s such a seminar would have seemed just incredible. But to show how things have changed in 50+ years that same school is now over 90% Pakistani Muslim.

There is no doubt that this is no accident, the Marxists are winning with their 1928 pledge to empty all the churches and secularise Christendom's heartland. The Marxist European Court of Human Rights has made it an offence to wear a cross at work but not a niqab, burkha, turban and Hindu red dot on the forehead. As a consequence I have decided to wear a cross around my neck, albeit it under my shirt which shows what Christian Europe has been reduced to, something which I never considered before. But I have been so angered by slippery Dave Cameron's - this is a Christian country I'm a politician, trust me - backing of the ECHR's ruling.

I am sure that they are planning that the present pope will be the last. As for the next Archbishop of Canterbury let us hope that he stands up for his flock in a way that the present incumbent is too wimpish to do.

Sometimes it feels as if Christianity is back in the times of its early days and facing the same sort of persecution it knew in Ancient Rome. Still we all know that now that the Marxists are succeeding in their intention of completely destroying the white race and European Christian Civilisation, civilisation itself is rapidly going into reverse.