The Europe and Middle East region of the IARF, IARF EME, will hold an online conference on Saturday 8 May – Tuesday 11 May 2021. It is scheduled as follows:
- Saturday: from 6:30pm to 10pm CEST
- Sunday: from 10am to 6pm CEST
- Monday: from 4:30pm to 9:30pm CEST
- Tuesday: from 4:30pm to 9pm CEST
The complete programme and registration details will be published within two weeks. The times given above may change slightly.
The theme of the conference is Does religion set you free? The connection of religion and liberty will be explored in lectures, workshops and circle groups as well as by an interfaith panel comprising representatives of five different religious traditions.
Originally, the event was planned as one of EME’s quadrennial regional conferences and was supposed to take place last year in Hungary. It was cancelled due to travel restrictions, and, seeing as the situation may not improve in 2021, a completely new, all-online formula was chosen. As much as we regret not being able to provide an opportunity for face-to-face interaction, we hope more people will be able to attend and that the experience we obtain will help us in the future, for example in holding hybrid events.