Conference Location


Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

Organizers


Baku International Centre for Interfaith
and Inter-Civilizational Cooperation

The Embassy of Azerbaijan Republic in Germany

Berlin Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

Improving the Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Dialogue to Cooperation

International Conference; Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

Berlin November 19th, 2018

Program Overview

Discussion Themes

  • From the interfaith and inter civilizational dialogue to cooperation and solidarity: Serving for peace and prosperity
  • Terrorism, separatism and xenophobia  ̶  threats to interfaith dialogue and solidarity
  • The role of interfaith and inter civilizational cooperation in education of youth, preservation of cultural and moral heritage
  • The importance of joint efforts by public, religious and scientific leaders in the development of interfaith and inter civilizational dialogue and cooperation
Program Agenda
(Monday, 19 November 2018)
08:30 - 09:00

Registration

“Adlon Kempinski”, “Palaissaal”
09:00 - 11:00

Opening, Plenary session

(time limit for speakers  ̶  5-7 minutes)
09:00 - 09:15

Opening speeches

(time limit for speakers  ̶  5-7 minutes)

Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade – Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board, Secretary General of Baku International Centre of Interfaith and Inter- Civilizational Cooperation, Head of the Delegation

Mr Markus Grübel – Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion, MP

Mr Ramin Hasanov – Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Federal Republic of Germany

09:15 - 13:00

Plenary session

ModeratorHalit Eren, Director General of the Islamic History, Art and Culture of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IRCICA)

Speakers:

Abdulaziz Altwaijri – Director General of ISESCO

Mubariz Gurbanli – Chairman of the State Committee on the Work with Religious Organisations, Azerbaijan

His Beatitude Theodors II – Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria

Mohamed Moncef Marzouki – Former President of Tunisia

Hanns-Eberhard Schleyer – Chairman of the German-Azerbaijani Forum

Khalaf Khalafov – Deputy Foreign Minister, Azerbaijan

Archimandrite Philaret (Alexandre Bulekov) – Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Special Representative of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia        

Nikolas Löbel – CDU/CSU Special Rapporteur on Eastern Partnership, MP

Rabbi Marc Schneier – President of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, USA

Irmgard Maria Fellner – Director for Cultural Relations Policy and Deputy Director-General Culture and Communication, Federal Foreign Office

Abdulla Al Matouq – Special Adviser of the UN Secretary General, Chairman of the International Islamic Charity Organization

Mark Donfried – Director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin

Siyavush Novruzov – Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Public and Religious Organizations of Milli Mejlis, Azerbaijan

Metropolitan Gerasim – Special Envoy of the Patriarch- Catholicoslliya II of All Georgia

Ravvin Yitzak Ehrenberg – Orthodox Rabbi of Berlin, Jewish Community of Berlin

Farhad Abualnasr – Director General of KAICIID

Usama El Abed – Chairperson of the Parliament Committee for the Religious Affairs, Egypt 

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break, family photo

11:30 - 13:00 

Plenary session (continuation)

(time limit for speakers  ̶  5-7 minutes)

Moderator:Mubariz Gurbanli, Chairman of the State Committee on the Work with Religious Organizations, Azerbaijan

Speakers
Selim Argun – Deputy Head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs, Turkey

Khaled Akasheh – Head of Department of Dialogue with Islam in the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dilaogue (Vatican)

Swami Jyothirmayah (Joshy Chungath) – Founder of the “Art of living” International NGO (Special Representative of Shri Shri Shankar)

Otto Hauser – Honorary Consul of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Stuttgart, former Federal Government Spokesman and Sate Secretary

Malek Bou Tanous – Superior General Farther of the Lebanese Missionaries, Hight Representative of His Beatitude Mor Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Cardinal-Patriarch of Antioch, Primate of the Maronite Church, Lebanon

Etibar Najafov – Head of Department for Intercultural Relations, Multikulturalizm and Religious Affairs of the Presidential Administration, Azerbaijan

Mohammad Sammak – Member of Board, KAICIID

Thomas Schirrmacher – Executive Chair of the World Evangelical Alliance WEA

Aiman Mazyek – Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims (ZMD), Germany

Archimandrite Emanuel – Representative of Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew in Germany

Presentation of special memory awards to persons actively participating in the organization of the conference  

13:00 - 14:00 

Lunch break.

Short film demonstration and photo exhibition (Foyer)
14:00 - 16:00 

Panel I discussions

(Time limit for speakers 5-7 minutes)

Moderator: Mark Donfried – Director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin

Speakers:

Isa Habibeyli – Vice President of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Science, MP 

Farhan Nizami – Director of Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (UK)

Representative of Catholic community of Berlin (tbc)

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Berlin (tbc)

Ravil Pancheyev – Chief Mufti of Russian North-West region and Sankt-Petersburg

Representative of the Protestant community in Berlin (tbc)

Hamad Al-Majed – Member of Board, KAICIID

Aziz Hasanoviç – Chief Mufti of Croatia

Archbishop Alexander – Archbishop of Baku and Azerbaijan, Russian Orthodox Church

Sardar Ҫelebi – President of the European-Turkish Muslim Union

 

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30 

Panel II discussions

(Time limit for speakers 5-7 minutes)

Moderator: Sabir Hasanli, Deputy Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board

Speakers:

Rifat Fejziç – Chief Mufti of Montenegro

Milikh Yevdayev – Head of Mountainous Jews Community of Azerbaijan

Bishop Vladimir Fekete – Head of Catholic Community of Azerbaijan

Klaus Rieth – Evangelical Church in Württemberg

Bishop Seraphim – Representative of Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus

Shafik Pshikhachov – Chairman of the Moscow International Ialam Mission

Bishop Volodymyr Kotsaba – Special Representative of the Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine

Abdulaziz Mansurov – Deputy Chairman of the Uzbekistan Muslims Board

Salman Musayev – First Deputy Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board

Conclusion


Hanns-Eberhard Schleyer – Chairman of the German-Azerbaijani Forum

Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade – Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board, Secretary General of Baku International Centre of Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Cooperation, Head of the Delegation

Adoption of the final document and the closing remarks

17:30 - 18:00 

Press Conference

(at the “Adlon Kempinski”, “Palaissaal”)