The Association for British Muslims
The Queens Federation of Churches (of New York)
The European Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology
and
The Foundation for Religious Tolerance UK

FILLING THE MORAL VACUUM
CONFERENCE

With round table discussions and action groups on solutions for the 21st Century at

SAINT HILL MANOR

East Grinstead, Sussex, United Kingdom

From the evening of Thursday 23rd May until the afternoon of Sunday 26th May 2002


AGENDA



Thursday 23rd May – Holiday Inn, Crawley

18:00 - 19:30 Opening Session - Welcoming Speeches:


Skip L'Heureux
(Director, Queens Federation of Churches)

Daoud Rosser-Owen
(President, Association for British Muslims)

Martin Weightman
(Director, European Human Rights Office Church of Scientology)

Mike Ricketts
(Chairman, Foundation for Religious Tolerance United Kingdom)

19:30 - 21:00 Buffet


Friday 24th May – Saint Hill Manor

09:30 - 11:15 Plenary session: Some Religious Perspectives on Moral Values

Moderator:

Joseph Grieboski
(Institute on Religion and Public Policy)

Keynote speech:


Rev. Braybrooke
(President World Congress of Faiths, Patron International Interfaith Centre) – A Global Ethic

Speakers:

Emile Moatti

(General delegate of the Abrahamic Brotherhood) - Old Testament Values

Dr. Mabud
(Director Islamic Academy) - Islamic Values

Kailash Puri

(President Punjabi Women’s Society) – The Saints’ Poetry Discussion

11:15 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 13:30 Plenary session: Is God Listening? What Lies Behind Drugs and Criminality?

Moderator:

Skip L'Heureux
(Director, Queens Federation of Churches)

Speakers:

Bertil Persson
(National Chancellor International Association of Educators for World Peace, Sweden) – Filling in The Moral Vacuum

Harry Friedman
(Secretary General Milton Keynes Interfaith Group) – The 3 “Rs”

H.E. Professor Hall
(World Association of Non-Government Organisations, Bloomsbury International Society)

Karen Ohanjanyan

(Personal Coordinator Nagorno-Karabakh Helsinki Initiate 92, Armenia)

Discussion


13:30 - 14:45 Buffet Lunch in The Great Hall

14:45 - 16:15 Breakdown Session – Round Table Discussions Joint Action Groups What Can We Do?


1. Women’s Roles

Rapporteur:

Margaret Ali

(Director of Social Projects, Women’s Federation for World Peace UK)

Lead Speaker:

Agnieszka Koscianska

(Social Antrhopologist, Poland) – Women’s Roles in Moral Education

2. Moral Values

Rapporteur:

Lord McNair

(Council for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, International Association of Educators for World Peace)

Lead Speaker:

Denis Hanovs

(Latvian Academy of Culture) – Do People in Latvia Need Moral Values and Why?

3. Tackling The Drugs Problem

Rapporteur:

Joseph Grieboski

(Institute on Religion and Public Policy)

Lead Speaker:

Dapo Asaju
(Professor, Lagos State university)

16:15 - 16:45 Break

16:45 - 17:15 Plenary Session: Summary of Workgroups by Rapporteurs


Moderator:

Daoud Rosser-Owen
(President, Association for British Muslims)

Speakers:

Margaret Ali

(Director of Social Projects, Women’s Federation for World Peace UK)

Joseph Grieboski

(Institute on Religion and Public Policy)

Lord McNair

(Council for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, International Association of Educators for World Peace)

17:15 - 18:15 Plenary Session: The Future if Nothing Done?


Moderator:

Zerbanoo Gifford

(Zoroastrian, ASHA Foundation)

Speakers:

Maria Marczewska-Rytko

(Assistant Professor of Political Science and Religious Studies, Lublin, UMCS, Poland) – Ideology, Theology and Liberation

Marjio Zivkovic
(The Family Centre, Catholic Values Centre, Croatia) – It is Possible to Reverse Trends, the Croation Experience

Imam Dr. Abduljalil Sajid
(Vice Chair UK Chapter of World Conference for Religion and Peace)

Discussion


Saturday 25th May – Saint Hill Manor

09:00 - 10:15 Plenary session: Reversing the Trend


Moderator:

Janet Kenyon Laveau

(External Affairs Director, Church of Scientology UK)

Lead Speaker:

Thierry Becourt

(Teacher and Writer, Represntative of Omnium des Libertés, France)

Speakers:

Lord McNair

(Council for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, International Association of Educators for World Peace) - The Way To Happiness

Robert Hostetter
(Director for Protestant Radio and Television in Belgium)

Dr Singh
(Chairman Sikh Education and Cultural Association of the UK)

Francis Dessart
(President Council for Human Rights and Religious Freedom) – Reverence for Life

Discussion

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:30 Breakdown Session – Round Table Discussion Groups What Else Can We Do? Positive Actions and Future Cooperations


1. Rapporteur:

Reverend Silishebo

(General Secretary, United Church of Zambia)

Lead speaker:

Thierry Becourt

(Teacher and Writer, representative of Omnium des Libertés, France)

2. Rapporteur:

Pastor Christiaan Vonck

(Rector, Faculty of Religious Sciences, Antwerp)

Lead speaker:

Minister Michael Mohammed

(Nation of Islam)

3. Rapporteur:

Dr. Mabud

(Director Islamic Academy)

Lead speaker:

Ms. Singh (Sikh Minister)


11:30 - 12:30 Plenary session: Divided We Fall?

Moderator:

Quasim Ahmed

(Imam of Croydon Mosque)

Speakers:

Reverend Ononwa

(Church of England Clergyman, Diocese of Birmingham)

Joseph Grieboski
(Executive Director Institute for Religion and Public Policy)

Professor Shah

(Secretary General World Council of Jain Academics)

Discussion


12.30 - 13.30 Lunch in the Pavilion

Saturday Afternoon Visits of Saint Hill Manor and East Grinstead, Discussion and Coordination

Saturday Evening Dinner and Concert Sunday


26 May – Saint Hill Manor

10.00 - 12.00 Multifaith Service in the Great Hall

12:00 – 13:00 Buffet lunch in the Pavilion

13:00 – 13:45 Plenary Session: Summary of Workgroups by Rapporteurs (from Saturday)


Moderator:

Graeme Wilson

(Public Affairs Director, Church of Scientology UK)

Speakers:

Reverend Silishebo

(General Secretary, united Church of Zambia)

Pastor Christiaan Vonck
(Rector, Faculty of Religious Sciences, Antwerp)

Dr. Mabud
(Director, Islamic Academy)

13:45 - 15:00 Plenary Session: The Future is For Us Together

Moderator:

Harry Friedman
(Secretary General Milton Keynes Interfaith Group)

Summation and Final Remarks

Skip L'Heureux
(Director, Queens Federation of Churches)

Daoud Rosser-Owen

(President, Association for British Muslims)

Martin Weightman
(Director, European Human Rights Office Church of Scientology)

Mike Ricketts
(Chairman, Foundation for Religious Tolerance United Kingdom)

Open Discussion


(The agenda was set prior to the conference and was subject to change during the conference weekend)


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