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The responsibility of religion(s) for sustainable development

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Interactive
english language

In 2017, Alpbach welcomes Ethics in Action, an initiative that brings together a selected group of religious leaders, academics, civil society representatives, and practitioners to reflect on the moral and ethical dimensions of current social problems. In this session, one aspect of the meeting is discussed: “sustainable development”. Together with participants, senior religious leaders try to identify actions that religion(s) can take to support shared well-being, human dignity and the common good.

Speakers

Vice President, Conference of European Churches, Brussels
President-designate, Rissho Kosei-kai, Tokyo
Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College, Northfield
International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee, Jerusalem
Chancellor, The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City
President, Zaytuna College, Berkeley; Co-President, Religions for Peace, New York
Project Manager, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair
Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair
Chief Executive Officer; Senior Process Consultant, InterChange ApS, Silkeborg Chair

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Emmanuel ADAMAKIS

Vice President, Conference of European Churches, Brussels

 Doctoral studies, Holy Cross Institute of Theology, Boston
1985 Ordination, St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute, Paris
since 1995 Director, Office of the Orthodox Church to the European Union, Brussels

Kosho NIWANO

President-designate, Rissho Kosei-kai, Tokyo

 Law degree, Gakushuin University
 Studying the Teachings of the Lotus Sutra
 President-Designate, Rissho Kosei-kai

Prof. Dr. Anantanand RAMBACHAN

Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College, Northfield

1972 B.A., Faculty of Arts, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
1980 M.A., Religious Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds
1984 Ph.D., Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds
since 1980 Hindu participant and analyst in the field of interreligious relations and dialogue
since 1985 Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College, Northfield

David ROSEN

International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee, Jerusalem

1975-1979 Senior Rabbi, The Green and Sea Point Hebrew Congregation, Cape Town and Judge, Rabbinic Court, Cape Beth Din
1979-1985 Chief Rabbi of Ireland
1985-1997 Dean, Pinchas Sapir Center for Jewish Education and Culture and Professor, Jewish Studies, Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, Jerusalem
2005-2009 Head, IJCIC - International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations
since 2001 Director, Department of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee and Director, Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding

Marcelo SANCHEZ SORONDO

Chancellor, The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City

1968 Ordination to a Priest
1976 Graduation, Philosophy, Perugia University
1976-1982 Lecturer in the History of Philosophy, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City
1978 PhD, sacred theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Vatican City
1982-1998 Full Professor in the History of Philosophy, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City
1987-1996 Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City
since 1998 Professor of the History of Philosophy, Libera Universita Maria SS. Assunta, Rome
since 1998 Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City
since 2001 Titular Bishop of Forum Novum, Vescovio

Hamza YUSUF

President, Zaytuna College, Berkeley; Co-President, Religions for Peace, New York

1981-1984 Islamic Institute of Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi
1996 Founder and President, Zaytuna Institute (later Zaytuna College), Berkeley

Verena GRUBER

Project Manager, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

2010-2013 Bachelor Political Science, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck
2013-2015 Master Middle Eastern Studies, Centre of Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, Lund
since 2015 PhD Student, Defence Studies Department, King's College London, Shrivenham
since 2015 Project Manager Economic and Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

M.Sc. Philippe NARVAL

Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1994-1996 Scholarship holder/Student, Lester B. Pearson United World College, Victoria
1996-1997 National Service/Gedenkdienst, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem
1997-1998 Community Service Coordinator, American International School, Cochabamba
1998-2003 BA, King's College, London
2000-2001 Exchange Year, Universidade de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte
2003-2004 Exhibition Coordinator, Künstlerhaus Wien
2004-2005 Programme Manager, Concordia, Chisinau
2005-2010 Programme Officer, Light for the World, Vienna
2010-2011 MSc, University of Oxford
since 2012 Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Toke PALUDAN MOELLER

Chief Executive Officer; Senior Process Consultant, InterChange ApS, Silkeborg

1964-1967 Language Student, Virum High School
1968-1969 HH - Niles Brock Business School of Copenhagen
1969-1971 University of Copenhagen
1971-1976 Freelance Conference Organizer
1976-1990 PCO - Professional Conference Organizer, The International Learning Center
1990-2015 Chief Executive Officer and Senior Process Consultant, Interchange

Health Symposium

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20.08.2017

17:00 - 17:45OpeningPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Health threats near and farPlenary
20:00 - 22:00Evening ReceptionSocial

21.08.2017

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Talk Reproductive RightsBreakout
09:00 - 10:30Affordable access to innovative medicinesPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Communication of knowledge in healthcare: between interests and needsPlenary
14:00 - 14:15A new culture of leadership and cooperation in the healthcare sectorBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 01: Children's hospiceBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 02: Clinical pharmacistsBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 03: Primary Care Center EnnsBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 04: TeamTherapieBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 05: CornerstoneBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 06: BuurtzorgBreakout
17:00 - 20:00Reception on the HillSocial
20:00 - 21:30The responsibility of religion(s) for sustainable developmentPlenary

22.08.2017

04:30 - 08:00Sunrise Hike to Gratlspitz with David LamaSocial
09:00 - 10:30Integrating health care structures in interdisciplinary teamsPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Migration and healthPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 01: Good health information - the goal of health policy and area of conflict?Partner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 02: Geriatrics 2.0 - multiprofessional geriatric medicine and digitisationPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 03: The digital supplier as contributor to a healthy householdPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 04: Seamless Care: Quality of life through connected healthcarePartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 05: Sports clubs as impetuses for healthPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 06: Caring CommunitiesPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 07: Leadership for health - supporting transformational change for population health managementPartner
20:00 - 21:30Corporate ethical action for the common goodPlenary