Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Helsinki 40 plus: Confronting Inequality

Helsinki 40 plus: Confronting Inequality

When: 30 November 2015 [14.00-17.00]
Where: Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum). Rome
Speakers: Fr Alejandro Crosthwaite, Faculty of Social Sciences, Angelicum; Sr Alessandra Smerilli; Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences Auxilium, Kishan Manocha, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Shaykh Haytham Tamim, Islamic scholar and finance consultant, Moderator Ursula Froese, Writer and Editor of Security Community: the OSCE Magazine.

Confronting Inequality  

The economic inequality and exclusion affecting so many people in the world today often stem as much from distortions in relationships and values as from a lack of material resources. The faith traditions contain rich and diverse resources to be mobilised in the search for social inclusion and economic opportunity. Join scholars and students from a variety of religious and belief backgrounds for an afternoon of intensive discussion.

REGISTRATION for Helsinki 40 plus: Confronting Inequality 

This Helsinki 40 plus event is organized by the OSCE Communication and Media Relations Section and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in partnership with the Faculty of Social Sciences (FASS) at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (Angelicum).

Economic security is one of the main dimensions of the OSCE's work. At the same time, the Organization seeks to advance freedom of religion or belief and inter-religious dialogue as important means to promote stability and security, including economic security, in the societies that make up the OSCE region. 


The Faculty of Social Sciences at the Angelicum provides an integral formation in the major social sciences, including economics, that builds ethics and insights from the wisdom traditions, Christianity in particular, into its approach and which aims to contribute to peaceful, innovative societies based on social justice.


The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, also known as the Angelicum, is one of the main pontifical universities located in Rome. It is an academic community of 150 professors coming from 30 countries and 1,400 students from 98 different nations.