LBFN has been closely involved in the European Network on Religion & Belief since its inception.
Tuesday 12 May 1-2pm, a lunchtime event at Europe House, 32 Smith Square, SW1P 3EU, to say au revoir to Kishan Manocha who is leaving for Warsaw soon. Kishan (currently Director of the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá’í Community in the UK) is taking up a post with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and will be talking about his new role and the changing European context for freedom of speech and freedom of religion & belief. Europe House requires registration; to add your name to the guest list, please email LBFN.
Wednesday 27 May – Thursday 28 May. ENORB’s AGM takes place in Brussels and the focus this year is Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion and Belief and Solidarity: what limitations are acceptable in a plural Europe?
There will be a full programme, with speakers from ‘laiciste’, religious and non-religious perspectives. The AGM will start at 13:15 on 27 May after a shared lunch, with speakers and group discussions in the afternoon, followed by an evening meal. Workshops and discussion will continue on the morning of May 28, when we shall also be agreeing policy directions for the next two years, finishing at 13:00.
ENORB meetings in Brussels are conducted in English (& a little French, which is interpreted). They draw a wide range of people from across Europe, as well as EU officials and MEPs. There is no charge for attending, overnight accommodation is available for around €50 and Eurostar train tickets from London start at £69 return. Download the invitation here and register online at www.enorb2015.eventbrite.co.uk.