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Austria: Conference on Religion and Peacebuilding
Friday 27 January 2017, 01:00pm - 05:30pm
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The Austrian chapter of UPF has announced a conference on the theme “Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones—The Role of Religions.”

The one-day event will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 1 to 5:30 p.m., at the Vienna International Centre, C-Building, in Conference Room C1 on the Second Floor.

The first session, taking place from 2 to 3:30 p.m., will be “A Culture of Peace versus a Culture of Violence and War, Toward an Interreligious Council at the UN.”

The second session, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., will be “Programs for Peace in the Middle East, in Ukraine and in the Balkan States.”

The speakers at the conference will be:
- H.E. Hussam Abdullah H.G. Al Husseini, ambassador of Jordan to Austria
- Dr. Ihor Shaban, Kiev, Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, chair of the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
- Mrs. Lama Al Atassi, Paris, peace activist from a prominent family in Homs, Syria
- Dr. Leo Gabriel, social anthropologist, journalist, initiator of
- Mr. Mayank Sharma, counselor, the Embassy of India in Vienna
- Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer, member of the Austrian Parliament 1977-1993, ambassador to Finland, Canada and the Council of Europe (1994-2008)
- Mrs. Nada El Jarid, counselor, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations
- Dr. Gottfried Hutter, Munich, theologian and psychotherapist
- Mrs. Tatjana Sehic M.A., program director, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Vienna
- Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic, professor in international law and global political studies

A ground pass is required to enter the Vienna International Centre, which is the Vienna office of the United Nations. Participants who do not have a permanent pass, please register not later than January 23. On the day of the conference, please present your identity document at Gate 1 of the VIC.

The Vienna International Centre is located at Wagramerstrasse 5 in the Donaustadt area (22nd District) of Vienna. It can be reached by taking the U1 Line of the U-Bahn (subway or underground train) to the Kaisermühlen station.

Location Vienna, Austria