When the capital was moved from Bonn to Berlin, I thought that it would be better to move to Berlin for parliamentary work relating to religious freedom and the persecution of Christians. Who would have thought that due to trips to parliaments and for multinational representative work I would one day be glad to have remained in Bonn. This is due to the fact that in the meantime I am more frequently in hearings and so-called ‘side events’ at the EU Parliament than I am at the Bundestag (German Parliament). I can reach other European centers of activity more easily from here than from Berlin. Examples include Vienna (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/OSCE), Strasbourg (European Council, EU Parliament, European Court of Human Rights, Global Christian Forum), Geneva (UN Human Rights Council; World Council of Churches/WCC) and Rome (Vatican; Dignitatis Humanae Institute/DHI).

Here is a small photo gallery of hearings and ‘side events’ where I have recently been able to contribute my thoughts, at least as far as I received a photo, which in most cases is just by chance.

Berlin German Parliament Human Rights Council Hearing 2010

Berlin German Parliament Human Rights Council Hearing 2010

Berlin Headquarter of CDU Hearing 2010

Berlin Headquarter of CDU Hearing 2010

Brussels EU Parliament Hearing – USCIRF-delegation and UN-Rapporteur 2014

Brussels EU Parliament Hearing – USCIRF-delegation and UN-Rapporteur 2014

Brussels EU Parliament Hearing Indonesia 1 2013

Brussels EU Parliament Hearing Indonesia 1 2013

Brussels EU Parliament Hearing Indonesia 2 2013

Brussels EU Parliament Hearing Indonesia 2 2013

Brussels EU Parliament Human Rights Council Hearing with Coptic Christians 2011

Brussels EU Parliament Human Rights Council Hearing with Coptic Christians 2011

Brussels EU-Parliament Hearing Religious Freedom with UN-Rapporteur 2012

Brussels EU-Parliament Hearing Religious Freedom with UN-Rapporteur 2012

Brussels EU-Parliament Launch Global Charter of Conscience 2012

Brussels EU-Parliament Launch Global Charter of Conscience 2012

Bucharest Rumanian Parliament Hearing 2013

Bucharest Rumanian Parliament Hearing 2013

Geneva WCC Pakistan Hearing 2013

Geneva WCC Pakistan Hearing 2013

Geneva UN-Human Rights Council Side Event Pakistan 2013

Geneva UN-Human Rights Council Side Event Pakistan 2013

Rome Papal Academy for Social Sciences Vatican Gardens 2013

Rome Papal Academy for Social Sciences Vatican Gardens 2013

Rome Papal University 2013

Rome Papal University 2013

Stockholm Swedish Parliament Hearing 2012

Stockholm Swedish Parliament Hearing 2012

Vienna OSCE Hearing 2009

Vienna OSCE Hearing 2009

Vienna OSCE Hearing 2010

Vienna OSCE Hearing 2010

 

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