Religion and Society in times of COVID-19


International Workshop 2020. Justice & Peace Europe

Webinar 1: Perspectives for the Conference on the Future of Europe in times of Covid-19

Saturday, 10 October, 10.00 - 12.00

EU Member States, Parliament and Commission have still to find a final agreement on the concrete organization but the Conference on the Future of Europe should start in autumn. On the agenda: environmental sustainability, societal challenges (including public health), digital transformation, fundamental values, the international role of the European Union. A discussion with:

  • Herman van Rompuy, former President of the European Council
  • Damien Boeselager, MEP Germany
  • Paulo Rangel, MEP Portugal

Moderators: Stefan Lunte, secretary general of Justice and Peace Europe, and Jedrzej Bielicki, journalist for International and EU affairs at Rzeczpospolita from Warsaw.

Webinar 2: Challenges to dialogue in religion and society

Saturday, 10 October, 16.30 - 18.00

Reinventing democratic dialogue in the age of social media - an exchange with Alexander Filipovic, professor for Media Ethics at the Munich School for Philosophie.

Ways forward for Christian-Muslim dialogue in times of epidemics - an exchange with Youssef El Hage, professor for physics University NDU Louaize, Lebanon.

Webinar 3:Reflections from Justice and Peace in times of COVID-19

Sunday, 11 October, 16.30 - 18.00

Annual Justice and Peace Europe Lecture

Flaminia Giovanelli, former under-secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Evening prayer with a meditation on the new encyclical letter "All Brothers"
with Noel Treanor, bishop of Down and Connor and president of Justice and Peace Europe.