Hungary’s New Law on Churches | Freedom House

Hungary’s New Law on Churches

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

The Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University and EU Center of Excellence Washington D.C. 

Invites you to a Washington Central Europe Initiative event

Hungary's New Law on Churches

 Hungary’s new Law on Churches has spurred criticism from members of the religious community and civil society. Some advocates have called for the amendment, or outright repeal, of the law, alleging discrimination and limitations on freedom of religion.  But defenders of the law argue it remedies previous abuses, creates a level playing field for religious associations and respects freedom of religion. Address your questions on the law directly to theological expert, László Gonda and Bence Rétvári, Minister of State for Public Administration and Justice.
The event will be a video-conference question and answer with:
Bence Rétvári
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry of Public Administration and Justice
Professor, Debrecen Reformed Theological University
Minister, Hungarian Reformed Church
Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Paula Schriefer
Director of Advocacy
Freedom House
Amb. Kurt Volker, Moderator
Senior Fellow and Managing Director
Center for Transatlantic Relations
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