Christians in Iraq, Now and in the Future
From the 22nd of September until the 30th of September 2016, DTRC Europe organized a 5-day conference. Four days in Germany and one day at the European Parliament in Brussels with support of two members of the European Parliament amongst which Arne Gericke from the Familien-Partei Deutschland. The conference addressed the situation of Christians from Iraq and constituted an encounter-platform for groups from Western and Eastern parts of the world, concerned about the situation of Christians.
The conference was succesful in developing a constructive plan which enhances the situation of Iraqi Christians on political level as well as on developmental level, based on the recommendations of several institutions from Germany and other countries.
- Branislav Skripek, Slovakian member of the European parliament
- Arne Gericke, German member of the European Parliament
- UPGO University
- Jubilee Campaign
September 22nd, 2016
16:00-16:30 – Which needs do Christians in Iraq currently have ?
16:30- 16:50 – Which assistance is already provided?
16:50-17:10- What are effective strategies for development aid in the future? How can we contribute to a durable continual existence of Christians in Iraq.
17:10- 17:40- Experiences and vision of a developmental organization (Aid to the Church in Need)
17:40-18:00 – Drinks
19:20- 19:30 Welcome new guests
19:30- 20:15 – Christians in Iraq: Danger of extremism and threat of extinction
20:15- 20:40 – The continuance of Christians in Iraq; How can we assist?
20:40 – 21:10 The refugee crisis in Europe; an appropriate reaction (politicians Germany)
21:10- 21:30 The refugee crisis in Europe; an appropriate reaction (politicians Iraq)
Questions and Answers
September 23th 2016
9:00-11:00 Debate on strategies for Germany to protect Christians in Iraq and in Germany
11:00-13:00 Strategy planning
14:00-16:00 Meeting with German politicians
European Parliament Program
30th September, 2016
9:30-9:45 – Opening MEP
9:45- 10:15 – Christians in Iraq: extremist danger and the thread of extinction
10:15- 10:45 – Elimination of Christians imminent? How to counteract.
10:45-11:05 – break
11:05- 11:35 – The refugee crisis in Europe: appropriate response
11:35-12:05- Policy and experience of Members of the European Parliament
12:05-12:30 – Questions and answers