Round table

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:00 to 16:30
The North Congressional Meeting Room, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

Engaging as Christians in the Global Public Square

Round table: Development of a Transatlantic and International Network of Christians in Think Tanks.

This event is available by personal invitation only.

Program

9:00
Registration and Coffee
9:30
Opening Remarks and welcoming address, Co-Host United States
John Stonestreet, Executive Director, Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
9:35
Welcoming Address, Co-Host the Netherlands, Europe
Henk Jan van Schothorst, Executive Director, Transatlantic Christian Council, Europe Office
9:40
Opening Session: Engaging as Christians in the Global Public Square.
Moderation: Ray Pennings, Executive Vice President, Cardus
9:50
Os Guinness, social critic and author of The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity
10:15
Rocco Buttiglione, philosopher and politician,
Former member of the European Parliament and Minister and nominee for European Commissioner, Italy
10:40
Coffee Break
11:15
Discussion
12:15
Lunch
13:30
Opening afternoon session
Reverend Robert A. Sirico, President, Acton Institute
13:40
Moderation afternoon session: Development of an International Network of Christians in Think Tanks
Brian Grim, President, Religious Freedom and Business Foundation
13:45
Panel discussion:
Five National Contexts: Religion in the Public Square and the Role of Religion in Society
- Thomas F. Farr, Director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, United States
- Roger Kiska, Senior Legal Counsel, Vienna Office of Alliance Defending Freedom, Slovakia
- Mats Persson, Director of Open Europe, United Kingdom and Sweden
- David Quinn, Director of the Iona Institute and religious and social affairs commentator, Ireland
14:10
Discussiong, Q&A
15:10
Conclusions and way forward
Todd Huizinga, Director of International Outreach, Acton Institute, and Executive Director, Transatlantic Christian Council, United States Office
15:20
Closing Remarks
Bill Redmond, Traditional Values Advocacy Committee of New Mexico, former Member of U.S. House of Representatives
15:30
Reception
16:30
Tour of Capitol Hill
18:00
Optional Dinner Gathering at Restaurant TBD