Inizia il prossimo 28 Ottobre l’Assemblea Europea di “RELIGIONS FOR PEACE” in Castel Gandolfo

bambina supera filo spinato         mamma bambino volontaria

WELCOMING  EACH OTHER    

FROM FEAR TO TRUST

Assemblea Europea di RELIGIONS FOR PEACE / Castel Gandolfo , 28 Ottobre – 1 Novembre 2015     

La globalizzazione che alimenta la paura di perdere l’identità individuale, culturale, religiosa e filosofica,  con la violenza, l’estremismo ed il terrorismo che ne possono derivare …                                                                    

La tendenza ad un comportamento dominante “single” che esaspera individualismo e  narcisismo  …

                                                                                                                                                                                  La crescita dell’antisemitismo, dell’islamofobia e di sentimenti anticristiani, nonché della xenofobia  …                  

La crescente immigrazione dovuta a guerre, dittature, difficoltà economiche e condizioni climatiche …

Un’Europa che invecchia, aggrappandosi alla tradizione in modo statico piuttosto che rivolgersi con apertura alle altre regioni del mondo  …                                                                                                                      

Ebbene … tutte queste sfide richiedono un approfondimento  ed indicazioni positive, derivate da buone pratiche e da idee sagge e creative.

Programma

Mercoledì 28 Ottobre

18.00   Official opening

– Welcome from our hosts: Ms Anna Maria Sclavo, Mariapolis Center

– Official Welcome: Ms Yolande Iliano, President of RfP/Europe

  • Message from the European Commission: Ms Katharina von Schnurbein, Co-ordinator of the Dialogue with Churches, Religions and Philosophical and Non-confessional organisations
– Greetings from Religious Leaders: Message from Riccardo Shmuel Di Segni; William F. Vebdley; Bhai Sahib Ji, Bhai Mohinder Singh Aluwali; Baba Dede Mondi Hajji; Mustafa Ceric

 

Keynote Speaker: Philip McDonagh, ambassador of Ireland to the OSCE

ADDRESS: Fears that affect Europe: the responsibility of religions for building trust in pluralist societies ( Le paure che affliggono l’Europa: la responsabilità delle religioni per creare fiducia in una società pluralista)

 

Giovedì 29 Ottobre

8.30   Spiritual contemplation – led by Prof. Dr. Johannes Lähnemann

Greetings: Father Cristiano Bettega, Italian office for ecumenism and interreligious dialogue; Rev  Fr Indunil Janak Kodithuwakku, on behalf of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

9.00   Plenary I   Introducing the Assembly Theme

Ms Maria Voce, President of the Focolare Movement
9.30   Plenary II     RfP/Europe Identity and Instruments for Peace

President’s Report (Yolande Iliano); introduction of RfP/Europe new partners (Luxembourg, Spain, Macedonia, Romania); reports from EWFN, EIYN, ECRL  and Chapters/IRCs (Heidi Rautionmaa, Daniel Eror, Jehangir Sarosh, Luigi De Salvia, Franz Brendle, Mirijam Ates-Snijdewind, Jamie Creswell )
11.30   Plenary III   First response to the Assembly Theme

Panel 1: The Voiceless: moderated by Mustafa Ali with Luca Attanasio; Ms Louma Albik; voices of refugees in Italy

Panel 2: Religious People: Moderator: Bishop Bressan; Metropolitan Antonii I; Shahrzad Houshmand; Swamini Hamsananda

15.00 Plenary IV    Contribution to peace inside and around us

Panel: What spiritual approach can we adopt in our families, communities and societies? What is the place of art, sport and common action in contributing to inner peace, creativity and communication between religious and non-religious people? ( Quale approccio spirituale possiamo adottare nelle nostre famiglie, nelle comunità e nelle società? Qual’è il posto dell’arte, dello sport e delle azioni condivise nel contribuire alla pace interiore, alla creatività ed alla comunicazione tra persone religiose e non religiose?)

Moderator: Daniela Malec, EIYN; Jay Shetty; Ingo Hanke; Swami Ganapati; Peter Baekelmans; Rozemarijn Vanwijnsberghe

16.00   Workshops:

  • A1 Spirituality and its role in fostering inner peace and commitment to transformation  Peter Baekelmans
  • A2 Different spiritual traditions and their contributions to a harmonious life based on trust and caring for one another.   New spiritual visions coming from young people Nataliya Pylypiv
  • A3 Contribution of art to communication between religious and non-religious people       Hubert van Ruymbeke
  • A4 Interfaith sport to inspire spirituality Dr Ingo Hanke
  • A5 Inner peace as a vector for fostering forgiveness and compassion and leading people to reject discrimination and violence Bhai Sahib, Bhai Mohinder Singh Aluwalia; Dr Josef Boehle
  • A6 How common action in projects of non-discrimination can inspire spirituality Jeta Deda and Laura Molnar
  • A9 Cross stitch and crochet for inner peace in creativity (practical workshop) Zosia Socha

17.30   Plenary V   Reports from the Workshops and examples of best practice

Sharing best practice: Agostino Spolti, Run for Unity (Focolari Youth Movement); André Bossuroy, “A pen for Europe”

20.30  From fear to trust: welcoming the stranger                                                                                      organized by the Center for interreligious dialogue of the Focolare

Venerdì 30 Ottobre

8.30 Spiritual contemplation  Maureen Goodman; Metropolitan Antonii I

 9.00   Plenary VI  

Panel: How to articulate the values of freedom of expression, human dignity and responsibility in building peace? What is needed to find new ways of trust that lead to an authentic dialogue between oneself, people, communities, partners, and generations? What is the role of the media? ( Come articolare i valori della libertà di espressione, la dignità umana e la responsabilità nel costruire la pace? Cosa è necessario per per trovare nuove vie che creino fiducia per arrivare ad un dialogo autentici in sè stessi, tra le persone, le comunità, i partners e tra le generazioni?Qual’è il ruolo dei media?)

Moderator : Jehangir Sarosh;  Baba Dede Mondi Hajji; Lisa Palmieri-Billig; Aicha Haddou; Hubert van Ruymbeke;  Raffaele Luise

10.00 Workshops:

  • B1 Freedom of expression and ethical responsibility  Raffaele Luise
  • B2 Role of the media in overcoming hate and building peace within   pluralist societies Lisa Billig
  • B3 Potential of social media in networking for peace       André Bossuroy
  • B4 Authentic dialogue in building trust and collaboration, the contribution of humour
  • B5 What is sacred? Discovering it within and around us  Manuel Barrios
  • B6 The role of interreligious education for overcoming fears and building trust   Johannes Lähnemann

11.30   Plenary VII   Reports from the Workshops and examples of best practice

Giacomo Zandonini, Religion Today Film Festival;   Maria Constantinescu, Artist, Painter

15.00    Plenary VIII   Advocating and protecting

Panel: The advocacy role of religions on behalf of victims of poverty, violence and conflict, migration, climate change, and especially women, children and minorities ( Il ruolo di sostegno delle religioni in favore delle vittime della povertà, della violenza e dei conflitti, delle migrazioni, dei cambiamenti climatici, in particolare in favore delle donne, dei bambini e delle minoranze)

Moderator: Franca Coen; Maureen Goodman,  Paolo Morozzo, Bharti Tailor

16.00   Workshops:

  • C1 How can religions and religious communities contribute to reduce poverty?  Heidi Rautionmaa
  • C2 Violence against women and girls. How can Religious Leaders and communities assist the victims and the perpetrators? Is there a link between freedom of expression / equality of gender / freedom of your body and violence towards women?  Bharti Tailor
  • C3 How can religious/faith communities tackle migration? What is their role in showing solidarity and advocating for effective solutions?  Paolo Morozzo
  • C4 How can religions and religious people connect to nature? How can they contribute to a more responsible approach to the problem of climate change and caring for the earth; water for all: a human right, especially for the weakest Bishop Bressan and Sister Maureen Goodman
  • C5 How can religious actors contribute to overcoming violence in political conflicts (examples and challenges) Markus Weingardt  

17.30   Plenary IX   Reports from the Workshops and examples of best practice

Sharing best practice:  Silvia Guetta

                                                                                                                                                                           

Sabato 31 Ottobre

8.30 Spiritual contemplation                                                                                                                                  Peter Baekelmans; Gabriela Westhead

Greetings  He Bishop SILUAN, Eparchy of the Romanian Orthodox Church for Italy

9.00 In national caucuses:

National strategies for responding to the new challenges

11.30 Plenary X     Youth in action

(Reflections from the Seminar: Empowering Youth in Interfaith and Multicultural Peace Action) ( Riflessioni dal Seminario ”Conferire autorità ai giovanni nell’Azione Interreligiosa e Multiculturale per la Pace” )   

15.00 Plenary XI   Future perspectives ( Prospettive future )

Panel 1: Moderator: Heidi Rautionmaa; Sister Carmel Sammut; Bhai Sahib Ji; Revd Martin Affolderbach

Panel 2: young people Moderator: Rupal Maru; Natalie Pylypiv, Ukraine; Sudaghar Raghapathy; Lina Achaoui

16.00   Plenary XII   Resolutions and Commitments  ( Risoluzioni ed impegni )

Ingrid Joys, Peter Baekelmans, Aicha Haddou

17.00   Closing ceremony

Yolande Iliano; Rita Moussallem; Bishop Carlos Lopez Lozano; Shahrzad Houshmand; Marcel Isarael; Guenter Gebhardt 

20.00   INTERCULTURAL AND INTERRELIGIOUS FESTIVAL

– BRIDGES, MIriam Meghnagi Project (Miriam Meghnagi, voce; Rashmi Bhatt, India, tabla e percussioni; Carlo Cossu, Italia, violino, dijeridu, canto armonico, kamancheh; Madya Djebate, Senegal, kora; Nicola Puglielli, Italia, chitarra; Nicola Serbau, Romania, cymbalon; Saleh Tawil, Siria, ‘ud).                                Canto, soffio, memoria, catena di messaggi e tradizioni, luogo di convivenza e di pace. Sale fino al cielo, sceglie la vita.

Coro dell’Academy of Sadhama     Musiche ispirate dal Siddha Shiva Yoga per la ricerca dell’armonia di mente, corpo e spirito.

–  Progetto DAVKA, Ensemble multireligioso e multiculturale ( Maurizio Di Veroli, voce solista; Filippo Mortacchi, piano; Giulia Bonomo, sax e flauto traverso; Chiara Rossini, batteria; Maurizio De Simone, basso).  Viaggi virtuali nella tradizione del popolo di Israele.