Religion and Politics in Europe

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in partnership with the Centre for European Studies, is organizing an international conference called Religion and Politics in Europe.


Religion and Politics in Europe

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

November 21st – 22nd, 2012

Wednesday, November 21st

Venue: Hotel Europe



Sabina Wölkner, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vít Novotný, Senior Research Officer at the Centre for European Studies in Brussels

Introductory Speech

Msgr. Dr. Pero Sudar, Auxiliary Bishop of Sarajevo

Keynote Address

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schreiner, Chair of Religious and Jewish Studies at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and Coordinator of the European Abrahamic Forum

Panel I

Blurred Boundaries: Religion and Politics in Transitional Bosnia and Herzegovina


H.E. Jakob Finci, President of the Jewish Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Doc. Dr. Darko Đogo, Professor and Vice Chancellor of Social Sciences, Artistic Disciplines and Sport at the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of East Sarajevo

Prof. Dr. Šaćir Filandra, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Sarajevo

Prof. Ivan Lovrenović, Author, Editor and Journalist


Amna Popovac, Director of Radio Studio 88

18:30Reception – Viennese Café, Hotel Europe

Thursday, November 22nd

Venue: Hotel Europe

9:30Panel II

Religion as an Inspirational Source for Political Parties: Opportunities and Limitations


Prof. Dr. Dževad Hodžić, Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies of the University of Sarajevo


Mladen Ivanić, President of the Party of Democratic Progress

Martin Raguž, Deputy President of the Croatian Democratic Union 1990

Amra Babić, Mayor of the Municipality of Visoko

Johannes Neudeck, Peace Officer for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony


Sabina Wölkner, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Bosnia and Herzegovina

11:00Coffee Break

11:30Panel III

Does God Matter? The Relationship between State, Church and Religious Communities in Europe


Reverend Sebastian Feydt, Reverend of the Frauenkirche in Dresden

Prof. Dr. Radosław Zenderowski, Director of the Political Science Institute at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw

Msgr. Prof. Dr. Mato Zovkić, Former Vicar General of Sarajevo

Father Danilo Pavlović, Abbot of Žitomislić


Alison Sluiter, Project Coordinator at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Bosnia and Herzegovina

13:00Lunch – Hotel Europe, Restaurant

14:30Panel IV

Religion, Ethics and Politics: Media as a Tool for Cooperation and Confrontation


Elizabeta Kitanović, Executive Secretary at the Church & Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches in Brussels

Dr. Nikola Knežević, President of the Centre for Studies of Religion, Politics and Society in Novi Sad

Dr. Fra Ivan Šarčević, Franciscan and former Editor-in-Chief of Svjetlo rijeci

Prof. Mustafa ef. Spahić, Author and Instructor at the Gazi Husrev-beg Madrasah


Amer Obradović, Director of the Center for New Initiatives

16:00Conclusion and Closing Discussion

16:30End of Conference

Zum Kalender hinzufügen


Hotel Europe, Sarajevo


Sabina Wölkner

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Leiterin Team Agenda 2030

sabina.woelkner@kas.de +49 30 26996 3522 +49 30 26996 3555