Videos of the Congress

Opening Ceremony

Speakers:

Mr. Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, Minister of Justice.
Mr. Faisal Bin Abdulrahman Bin Muaamar, General Secretary of the KAICIID Centre.
Mr. Gonzalo de Benito Secades, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
Mr. Ángel Fernández Díaz, General Secretary of the FEMP.
Mr. Ángel Llorente Fernández de la Reguera, President of the Observatorio del Pluralismo Religioso en España.
Mr. Eduardo López Busquets, General Director of Casa Árabe.

Opening Lecture held by Professor Gérard Bouchard

(Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)

Democracy and diversity. A balance of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission

Presented by: Mr. Eduardo J. Ruiz Vieytez, Director of the Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute, Universidad de Deusto.

Roundtable I. Instruments for observation, analysis and promotion of religious pluralism management models

  • Public opinion analysis. Ms. Cary Funk, Senior Researcher of the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project.
  • Public policy observation. Ms. Susan Szmania, Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America in Spain. Download presentation Pdf
  • Tools for public management. Ms. Puerto García Ortiz, Technical Director of the Observatorio del Pluralismo Religioso en España.

Chair: Mr. Fernando Arias Canga, Director of the Fundación Pluralismo y Convivencia.

Roundtable II. Sharing best practices and experiences in local management of religious diversity (I). International context

  • Ms. Uzma Shakir, Director of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Office. Toronto City Council.
  • Mr. David Wood, Senior Community Relations Officer at Greater London Authority.
  • Ms. Imran Mohamed Taib, Islamic Council of the City Council of Singapore.

Chair: Agnes Tuna, Head of Partnerships of the KAICIID Centre.

Roundtable III. State policies for protection of religious freedom and faiths groups’ relations

  • Mr. Ángel Llorente Fernández de la Reguera, Director General of International Legal Cooperation and Relations with Religious Denominations, Ministry of Justice. Download presentation Pdf
  • Mr. Pierre Bosset, Professor at Université du Québec à Montréal. Download presentation Pdf
  • Mr. Nuri Tinaz, Pofessor at Marmara Üniversitesi.

Chair: Ms. Olivia Orozco de la Torre, Coordinator of Education, Economics and Governance of Casa Árabe.

Roundtable IV. Presentations of ongoing research projects. (I) International context

  • Ms. Solange Lefebvre, Université de Montréal. Download presentation Pdf
  • Mr. Francisco Colom González, Center of Human and Social Sciences – CSIC.
  • Ms. Effie Fokas, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy. Download presentation Pdf
  • Mr. Taskin Soykan, Adviser on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination Against Muslims of OSCE/ODIHR.

Chair: Mr. Patrice Brodeur. Director of Research of the KAICIID Centre.

Roundtable V. Sharing best practices and experiences in local management of religious diversity (II). Spain

  • Ms. Cristina Monteys Homar, Coordinator of the Office of Religious Affairs. Barcelona City Council. Download presentation Pdf
  • Ms. María Isabel Deu del Olmo, Counsellor for Education, Culture and Woman. Ceuta Government and President of the Fundación Premio Convivencia. Download presentation Pdf
  • Mr. Eduardo González Martínez-Lacuesta. Medical Chief Officer of the Municipal Health Services. Murcia City Hall. Download presentation Pdf
  • Ms. Nicolasa Villena Córdoba, Director of Mediation and Coexistence. Santa Coloma de Gramenet City Council. Download presentation Pdf
  • Mr. Francisco Pomares Fuertes, Department of Social Rights Government. Málaga City Council. Download presentation Pdf

Chair: Mr. Antonio Román Jasanada, Mayor of the Guadalajara City Council.

Roundtable VI. The point of view of religious faith groups on the local public management of the right to religious freedom

  • Mr. Mariano Blázquez Burgo, General Secretary of the Spanish Evangelic Religious Entities Federation (FEREDE).
  • Mr. Carolina Aisen Igol, Director of the Spanish Jewish Communities Federation (FCJE).
  • Mr. Riay Tatary and Mr. Mounir Benjelloun, General Secretaries of the Spanish Islamic Commission (CIE).
  • Mr. Luis Morente, Coordinator of the Legal Commission of the Federation of Buddhist Communities of Spain (FCBE).
  • Mr. Faustino López Requena, Director of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Chair: Mr. Ricardo García García, General Sub-director of Relations with the Confessions, Ministry of Justice.

Roundtable VII. Presentation of ongoing research projects. Spain

  • Mr. Francisco Díez de Velasco, Historel – Universidad La Laguna.
  • Mr. Gorka Urrutia Asua, Pedro Arrupe Human Right Institute – Universidad de Deusto.
  • Ms. Maria del Mar Griera i Llonch, ISOR – Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
  • Ms. Adoración Castro Jover, Right and Intercultural and Religious Dialog – Universidad del País Vasco.
  • Ms. Ana Planet Contreras, TEMIR – Castilla-La Mancha University / TEIM – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Chair: Mr. Alfonso Pérez-Agote Poveda, Professor of Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Closing

  • Mr. Fernando Arias Canga, Director of the Fundación Pluralismo y Convivencia.
  • Mr. Eduardo López Busquets, General-Director of Casa Árabe.
  • Mr. Patrice Brodeur. Director of Research of the KAICIID Centre.
  • Ms. Trinidad Yera Cuesta, General Director of Local Policies of the FEMP.