Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christians in the Osce Region: Freedom, Intolerance and Discrimination



The Embassy of Ukraine to the Holy See,
   The Ukrainian Chairmanship of the OSCE
 and 
The Faculty of Social Sciences of
The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas
cordially invite you to their conference entitled:

Christians in the OSCE Religion: 
The State of Their Religious Freedoms
Friday, 29th November 2013
Aula Minor
 10:00-13.00



PROGRAM
Chairperson:
Fr. Alejandro CROSTHWAITE O.P.,
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences PUST
10.00   Conference Welcome
PONTIFICAL UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
(Fr. Alejandro CROSTHWAITE O.P.,
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences PUST)

SECRETARIAT OF STATE OF THE HOLY SEE
(Mons. Florian KOLFHAUS,
Official at the Section for the Holy See’s Relations with States in the Secretariat of State)

UKRAINIAN CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE OSCE
 (H.E. Ms. Tetiana IZHEVSKA,
 Ambassador of Ukraine to the Holy See,             
 Personal Representative of the OSCE Chair-in-Office on Combating Racism, Xenophobia 
and Discrimination against Christians)

10.30   First Session

H.E. Amb. Lamberto ZANNIER,
Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
 Ms. Flaminia GIOVANELLI,Under-Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Dr. Martin KUGLER,Observatory on Discrimination and Intolerance against Christians in Europe (Vienna, Austria)
11.20 Coffee Break
11.40 Second Session
Ms. Floriane HOHENBERG,
Head of the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
H.E. Mr. Nigel BAKER,
Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain to the Holy See
H.E. Ms. Irena VAIŠVILAIT
É,Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the Holy See
Prof. Jack BEMPORAD,Director of the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue
12.40   Conclusions by

H.E. Ms. Tetiana IZHEVSKA
Ambassador of the Republic of Ukraine to the Holy See