European Parliament Seminar on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe Organized by European People's Party
"There is much talk of discrimination against Christians in the world and very little or almost anything on manifestations of intolerance and discrimination against Christians in the European Union, where intolerance and discrimination happens in different member states", said today Mario Mauro MEP, about the seminar organized by the EPP Group at the European Parliament on intolerance and discrimination against Christians in Europe. "What however, is important to underline is - and this seminar has precisely this objective - that anti-Christian intolerance takes place in different forms in the European Union and, therefore, requires a multi-pronged approach. In this sense, I believe that NGOs and representatives of churches and religious communities can play a key role in monitoring and collecting data on cases of intolerance and discrimination against Christians, also offering assistance to victims", said Mario Mauro.
Speakers of the seminar were: Jan Olbrycht MEP, Poland (EPP); Joseph Weiler, New York University (A Bird’s Eyes View on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe); Gudrun Kugler, Austria, Director of Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians (Presentation of Five-Year Report on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians); Massimo Introvigne, Italy, OSCE–Representative on Intolerance against Christians (Understanding and Dealing with Intolerance against Christians); Prof. Dr. Lourdes Ruano Espina, Spain - on the situation of Christians in Spain; Richard Kornicki, United Kingdom on the situation of Christians in the UK; Rev. Dr. Ferenc Janka, Hungary on the situation in Central and Eastern Europe; Miroslav Mikolášik, Slovakia (EPP); Konrad Szymanski MEP, Poland (ECR); Patrizia Toia MEP, Italy (S&D).
Detailed description of the event in German...