“The Council of Europe is an excellent opportunity to underline the importance of interreligious dialogue so that together we can advance international religious freedom. "
Hungary took over the head of the Council of Europe in May 2021 for a period of 6 months. Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs is thus the current Chairman of the Committee of Ministers. Under the Hungarian Presidency, interfaith dialogue is a priority.
Hungary takes over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers for 6 months.
On the agenda: national minorities, interfaith dialogue, children's rights, youth participation and integration of Roma, technological and environmental challenges.https://t.co/1oYV3f15KJ pic.twitter.com/oRt3aAsHY8
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Interfaith dialogue, but also humanitarian aid and in particular how this aid can help religious communities, including persecuted Christians, will be debated today at the Council of Europe. Hungary will discuss in particular its commitment to the fight against the persecution of Christians in the world.
International Christian Concern joined forces with the Hungarian government to organize this round table. The Christian charity says that “the event will raise awareness of the importance of interfaith dialogue and present successful strategies for advancing interfaith dialogue and reconciliation in the world, of which Hungary has been a leader in Europe ".
For Jeff King, president of the organization, “religious freedom is a building block for democracy”.
“The Council of Europe is an excellent opportunity to underline the importance of interreligious dialogue so that together we can advance international religious freedom. We look forward to working with European partners to advance religious freedom as the building block for democracy. "
The screening will take place at 15 p.m. and will be broadcast live by following this link.