Dans le cadre de notre participation au dialogue interreligieux, nous collaborons avec l’Association ACAT pour une table ronde concernant les Droits de l’Homme qui aura lieu le 16 Mai prochain de 20h à 22h à la Cafétéria de l’Ecole privée Fieldgen, 30 rue Glesener Luxembourg. (Voir l’affiche ci-jointe)
Merci de bien vouloir noter la date et si cela vous est possible, de venir enrichir notre débat par votre participation. Merci aussi de transférer cette invitation à vos contacts intéressés par ce sujet.
We are delighted to share with you the updated Conference Programme (please find attached) and list of speakers & presentations for the 2018 Justice Conference, to be held in less than a week from Friday 30 March (3pm) to Monday 2 April (1pm) at the De Poort Conference Centre in the Netherlands. Please circulate this announcement to friends and colleagues! We have speakers contributing from all over the world.
You can register for the conference here. Please register as soon as possible, as places are filling up!
The theme of this year’s Justice Conference is: "Shining a Light of Illumination in Turbulent and Divided Times"
· If humanity’s well-being is ultimately dependent on its unity, how can every opportunity be used to ‘shine a light that can illuminate’ in turbulent and divided times? (UHJ, Ridvan 2017)
· In what ways can our actions provide ‘assurance to the anxious and hope to the despairing,’ ‘[a]s the fabric of present-day society heaves and cracks under the strain and stress of portentous events and calamities’? (Shoghi Effendi)
Our speakers, sessions & presentations include:
- Screening of the award-winning Film ‘Mercy’s Blessing’ and Discussion with Writer and Director May Taherzadeh
- Power and the Bahá’í Community (Michael Karlberg)
- Perspectives on the War in Yugoslavia: The Goals of the Warring Parties and the Nature of the Conflict – Lessons to be Learned and Views on the Future (Julija Bogoeva)
- The Talanoa Dialogue under the Paris Agreement – Reflections on the Illuminating Power of the Reflection-Action-Consultation Cycle (Halldor Thorgeirsson, Oscar Mendez Rosa, Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen)
- Peace vs. Justice: Building Lasting Resolutions to Fragmented Conflicts (Emily Ghadimi)
- Experiences and Insights from Bahá’í Prisoners in Yemen
- Sustainable Urban Housing and Climate Change (Allen Duncan)
- How Bahá’u’lláh’s Hidden Words Can Move the World (Nabil L. Khodadad)
- From Division to True Understanding: Some Insights from the Experience of Bahá’í Prisoners in Iran
- Universal Health Care at the Global Level (Shivani Jain, Carmelia Carew, Kisa Hyde Congo)
- Mediating Self and Other: Sufi-inspired Perspectives (Fayyaz Baqir)
- The Unity of Religions: “prefer all religionists before yourselves” (David Willis)
- Bahá’í Principles and the Practice of Law
- The Great Dichotomy: from Egoism to Altruism; from Love of Power to Love of Justice (Arthur Dahl)
- Getting to know the International Environment Forum (IEF)
- Consultation Spaces on ‘Integration and Disintegration’ and Writings on Justice
v The Justice Challenge – Sharing Personal Stories of Individual Engagement; and,
v *Special Creative Evening*
Please also find attached a FAQ / travel information document. De Poort can be contacted directly for any matters related to accommodation at: Tel: receptie>. Overflow accommodation will be available in hotels surrounding De Poort (the De Poort Conference Centre has a list of these accommodations).
We look forward to seeing you at De Poort in late March-April!
The Justice Conference Task Force
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