28 June – EU Faith and Freedom Summit 🗓 🗺

Attend the upcomming Summit on “FAITH AND FREEDOM SUMMIT: Practicing what we preach in Europe”.



Among the speakers you will find:

  • Dr. Ahmed Shaheed – Special Rapporteur on human rights to UN Human Rights Council
  • Jan Figel – EU Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the EU
  • Salvatore Martinez – Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office 2018 on Combatting Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of other Religions
  • Bashy Quraishy – Secretary General of EMISCO
  • Dr. Ahmed Shaheed – Special Rapporteur on human rights to UN Human Rights Council
  • Dr. Eli Nacht – Official Representative of International Committee of Human Rights in Israel
  • Patricia Duval – Human Rights Attorney
  • Willy Fautre – Director of Human Rights Without Frontiers International
  • Sam Brownback – U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom
  • Aaron Rhodes – President of the Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe
  • Marco Ventura – Professor of Law & Religion at University of Siena
  • Hans Noot – Director of the Gerard Noodt Foundation
  • Greg Mitchell – Co-Chair, International Religious Freedom Roundtable
  • Vincent Berger – Former Jurisconsult of European Court of Human Rights
  • Thomas Schirrmacher – President of the International Society for Human Rights
  • Rev. Eric Roux – Vice-President of the European Office of the Church of Scientology for Public Affairs and Human Rights
  • Ivan Arjona-Pelado – President and Director General of the European Office of the Church of Scientology for Public Affairs and Human Rights
  • Dr. Juan Ferreiro-Galguera – Professor of Law and Religion, University of A Coruña
  • Rosita Soryte – Lithuanian diplomat, President of the International Observatory of Religious Liberty of Refugees


It is with great pleasure that I would like to invite you to participate in the inaugural “Faith and Freedom” Summit that will take place in Brussels on June 28th, 2018.

With the 2019 European elections in sight, we believe that the time has come to address Freedom of Religion or Belief as an important topic to be tackled in the EU.
Hosted by ACRE, The Faith and Freedom Summit, is a cross-party initiative, and will involve politicians from all sides, as well as several civil society stakeholders.

We, as others, are committed to freedom of religion or belief, and we believe that the EU has more to do with it than only tackling it in its external relations, as it is the case nowadays. If we want to have a legitimate influence outside of the EU border, we must be beyond reproach within our borders. And this is simply not the case in the present time.

We strongly believe that EU citizens must enjoy a real freedom of religion or belief, at every level, and that this fundamental right is not given the importance it deserves in the EU institutions, and in the EU instruments to protect the various freedoms of EU citizens.


Co-Organizing and sponsoring the summit:

European Coordination for Freedom of ConscienceFundacion Para La MejoraAll Faiths NetworkEuropean Office of the Church of Scientology
137A, Rue Belliard - Belliardstraat, European Quarter, Brussels, Ville de Bruxelles - Stad Brussel, Brussels-Capital, 1000, Belgium Map
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