Persecution against Christians
COMECE together with the Groups of European Conservatives and Reformists & of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) in the European Parliament in partnership with Aid to the Church in Need and Open Doors International prepare international conference Persecution against Christians.
Tuesday 5th October in the European Parliament 9:00 to 12:30
Please register before Thursday 30 September at: http://www.comece.eu/persecution-conference
Persecution on the grounds of religion or belief is still present worldwide. 75% of the death linked to hate crimes of religious nature concern people of Christian faith. Each year 170,000 Christians suffer because of their beliefs. The total number of faithful who are discriminated amounts already 100 million. This makes Christians the most persecuted religious group. Persecution may also include obstacles to the proclamation of Faith, confiscation and destruction of places of worship or prohibition of religious training and education.
Europe cannot remain passive. The European Union must take the co-responsibility for the protection of religious freedom in the world.
On the occasion of this Conference, COMECE will present its report on Religious freedom, which includes a series of recommendations to the EU institutions.
Among the speakers:
- Mgr Eduard Hiiboro Kussala, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura -Yambio in South Sudan
- Mgr Louis Sako, Chaldean Archbishop of Kirkuk, Iraq
- Dr T.M. Joseph, Principal of the Newman College in Thodupuzha, India
For further information, please contact Johanna Touzel, COMECE Press Officer