First Diwali Celebration in the European Parliament
ISKCON Hungary Steps Up to Help Middle Eastern Refugees
Monday 16 November the Hindu Forum Europe (HFE) celebrated Diwali for the first time in the EU Parliament, Brussels. Host MEP, Neena Gill congratulated Hindus with this big success. ISKCON devotees from Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland were among the more than 100 attendees of this historical event.
European Religious Leaders Consult on Societies in Transition
UN data show that more than 300,000 refugees have tried to reach Europe so far this year. Of those, almost 200,000 landed in Greece and 110,000 in Italy. At the same time, some 2,500 migrants or refugees are estimated to have died or gone missing this year, trying to reach Europe. Civil organizations have stepped up to help refugees with medical aid, water or food.
France's Policy Against "Sects" Disavowed by the Council of Europe
Leaders of faith communities across Europe have gathered in Geneva to consider the role of inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.
Monsanto Drops GM Crop Plan In EU
The Resolution expresses concern about abuses against minors, but also recommends respecting the families' rights to freedom of religion.
Hindu Forum of Europe: EU Commission President’s Religious Leaders Meeting
Biotechnology giant Monsanto is scrapping plans to win approval to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union.
18 senior religious leaders from all over Europe met on May 30th to discuss the EU’s yearly theme of “citizenship” hosted by the EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, President Van Rompuy and Vice Presiden Laszlo Surjan, and organized by the Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA) headed by Katharina von Schnurbein.
ISKCON Invited for EU Commission President Meeting
This year the Hindu Forum of Europe’s (HFE) President Bharti Tailor with General Secretary Mahaprabhu Das (also the Director of ISKCON Communications Europe) represented the Hindu faith for this important meeting.
European Commission And Religions: Fighting Poverty Together
In the European Year against poverty and social exclusion 2010 the European institutions engage in a dialogue with religious leaders, including Sivarama Swami ISKCON representative.