Programme

as of 15 February 2016

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Venue:

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)
Markgrafenstraße 38 (Gendarmenmarkt), 10117 Berlin

 

3:30 pm

Registration

5:00 pm

Short Film
5:05 pm

Opening Speech

Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

5:20 pm

Keynote

Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit
General Secretary, World Council of Churches (WCC)

5:50 pm

Cultural Feature

Damascus String Quintet

6:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian
Grand-Mufti of Lebanon

Tawakkol Karman
Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2011), Yemen

Eric G. Postel
Associate Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID), USA

Abp. Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM
Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan

Klaus Töpfer
Former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP), Former Environment Minister, Germany

7:30 pm

Reception

 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Venue:

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Stresemannstraße 94, 10963 Berlin

8:30 am

Registration

10:00 am

Presentation of the new international publication:
“Religion and Development - Voices from Religions on the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

Mohamed Ashmawey
Former Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Relief Worldwide, UK

He Yun
Manager of the China Programme, Alliance of Religions
and Conservation (ARC)

10:30 am

Parallel Workshops

PEOPLE
Option for the Poor?
Religions and a Life in Dignity for All.

Asma Jahangir
Advocate, Supreme Court Bar Association, Pakistan

Rev. Jack Mamven
Youth Pastor, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Nigeria

Claudia Roth
Vice-President of the German Bundestag, Germany

Moderation: Rev. Adam R. Taylor
Lead, Faith Initiative, World Bank Group, USA

 

PLANET
Respecting the Limits of the Planet.
Religions and
the Preservation of Creation.

Andreas Jung
Member of the German Bundestag, Chairman of the
Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development, Germany

Ana Evelyn Perla Cartagena
Member of the Central American Youth Pastoral Institute
SEJUVE, El Salvador

Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp
President, Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values, Netherlands

Klaus Töpfer
Former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP), Former Environment Minister, Germany

Moderation: Ulrich Nitschke
Head of the Sector Programme Values, Religion and Development,
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany

 

PEACE
A new Culture of Just Peace?
Religions and the Promotion
of Peace and Global Justice.

H.E. Mussie Hailu
Special Envoy of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union,
Regional Director of the United Religions Initiative (URI) for Africa, Ethiopia

Aiman A. Mazyek
Chief Executive Officer, Central Council of Muslims in Germany, Germany

Mgr. Pirmin Spiegel
Director General, MISEREOR, Germany

Moderation: Karin Kortmann
Director of the Berlin Representation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany

 

PROSPERITY
An Economy of Enough?
What the World’s Religions
can Contribute to a Sustainable Economic System.

Ingolf Dietrich
Director, Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Rev. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel
President, Bread for the World, Germany

Suneet Singh
Chief Executive Officer, DataWind Inc., Member of the Board, EcoSikh, Canada

Ha Vinh Tho
Programme Director, Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan, Bhutan

Moderation: J. Mark Brinkmoeller
Director, Center of Faith-based and Community Initiatives,
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), USA

12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm

Plenary Forum

Presentation of the workshop results

PEOPLE

Martina Metz
Head of Division, Human rights, freedom of religion, gender equality,
culture and development, inclusion of persons with disabilities,
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

PLANET

Katherine Marshall
Professor for Religion, Development and Conflict Resolution,
Georgetown University, Executive Director, World Faith Development
Dialogue (WFDD), USA

PEACE

Azza Karam
Senior Advisor, Culture, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),
Coordinator, UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion and
Development, USA

PROSPERITY

Renier Koegelenberg
Executive Secretary, National Religious Association for
Social Development (NRASD), Director, EFSA Ecumenical
Institute, South Africa

2:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Thomas Silberhorn
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for
Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

3:00 pm

End of the event