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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.

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 TOMO i/s, Silkeborg Chair

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    Emmanuel ADAMAKIS

    Vice President, Conference of European Churches, Brussels

     Doctoral studies, Holy Cross Institute of Theology, Boston
    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

    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

    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

    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

    1996 Founder and President, Zaytuna Institute (later Zaytuna College), Berkeley

    Verena GRUBER

    Project Manager, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

    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

    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, K├╝nstlerhaus 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 TOMO i/s, Silkeborg

    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
    1990-2018 Chief Executive Officer and Senior Process Consultant, Interchange TOMO i/s

    Health Symposium

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    20.08.2017

    15:00 - 15:45OpeningPlenary
    16:00 - 17:30Health threats near and farPlenary
    18:00 - 20:00Evening ReceptionSocial

    21.08.2017

    06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Talk Reproductive RightsBreakout
    07:00 - 08:30Affordable access to innovative medicinesPlenary
    09:00 - 10:30Communication of knowledge in healthcare: between interests and needsPlenary
    12:00 - 12:15A new culture of leadership and cooperation in the healthcare sectorBreakout
    12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 01: Children’s hospiceBreakout
    12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 02: Clinical pharmacistsBreakout
    12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 03: Primary Care Center EnnsBreakout
    12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 04: TeamTherapieBreakout
    12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 05: CornerstoneBreakout
    12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 06: BuurtzorgBreakout
    15:00 - 18:00Reception on the HillSocial
    18:00 - 19:30The responsibility of religion(s) for sustainable developmentPlenary

    22.08.2017

    02:30 - 06:00Sunrise Hike to Gratlspitz with David LamaSocial
    07:00 - 08:30Integrating health care structures in interdisciplinary teamsPlenary
    09:00 - 10:30Migration and healthPlenary
    10:30 - 12:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
    12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 01: Good health information – the goal of health policy and area of conflict?Partner
    12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 02: Geriatrics 2.0 – multiprofessional geriatric medicine and digitisationPartner
    12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 03: The digital supplier as contributor to a healthy householdPartner
    12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 04: Seamless Care: Quality of life through connected healthcarePartner
    14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 05: Sports clubs as impetuses for healthPartner
    14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 06: Caring CommunitiesPartner
    14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 07: Leadership for health – supporting transformational change for population health managementPartner
    18:00 - 19:30Corporate ethical action for the common goodPlenary