WRF International Director Designate, Dr. Davi Charles Gomes, will participate in meetings of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief
WRF International Director Designate, Dr. Davi Charles Gomes, will participate in meetings of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief September 10, 2016, by Sam Logan
This meeting will take place in Berlin, Germany, and will include meeting with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel
During the week os September 12 - 14, 2016, around 100 members of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief – IPPFoRB (http://ippforb.com), coming from over 50 nations and committed to supporting article 18 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (focusing religious freedom), will gather in Germany to report on local and regional actions and to participate in seminars aimed at strengthening the global work of the IPPFoRB.
Religious persecution of people on the grounds of faith or belief continue to rise around the world. To meet this negative trend, the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB) together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group is hosting an event to promote freedom of religion or belief in Berlin, Germany 12-14 September.
The event will focus on multifaceted approaches for Parliamentarians to defend and enhance freedom of Religion and Belief and consists of two parts: a capacity building symposium for parliamentarians 12 to 13 September followed by a High Level Political Conference (An Embattled Right: Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief) hosted by the German CDU/CSU Party on 14 September, to be opened by Germany’s head of government, Dr. Angela Merkel. (live webcasting at https://www.cducsu.de/veranstaltungen)
The event will gather voices from international leadership, leading academic figures and parliamentarians around the world. With the grave situation for freedom of religion and belief around the world, the Symposium and High Level Political Conference will highlight the necessity to further defend and promote this crucial human right.
Under the coordination of Dr. Uziel Santana (secretary of IPPFoRB in Latin America) and the leadership of Brazilian Congressman Leonardo Quintão, chair of IPPFoRB Brazil (founded in 2015 at the Brazilian National House of Congress), Latin America will be represented by 12 parliamentarians and congressman from the following countries: Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, Panama, Dominican Republic. For the first time, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, an institutional partner of the National Association of Evangelical Jurists of Brazil -- ANAJURE, will also participate by sending its Chancellor, Dr. Davi Charles Gomes, who will also give a lecture.