Speer at Oldenburg Model United Nations Conference 2013

On June 6th the Chairman of Open Religious Policy Forum Sven Speer presented the idea of Open Religious Policy at the Oldenburg Model United Nations Conference. Speer spoke to the Third Committee of the General Assembly, the Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Affairs Committee, which was constituted by 120 pupils from Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Turkey, the United States and other countries. This year’s topic was ‚The Prevention of Discriminatory Practices towards Religion‘.

In the discussion following the speech the participants asked questions about how to deal with religious clothing and whether contraceptives should be provided by non-state actors against their will. About 700 pupils have taken part in the conference. More information on the conference you may find here: http://www.olmun.org/

In the Open Religious Policy Forum (ORPF) we are Christians of several denominations, Muslims, Agnostics and Atheists. We formed an association in order adjust the relationship of state and religion to the religious and ideological diversity. We are not searching for the ultimate answers in life. We want to find and advocate a way, in which people of the most different religious and philosophic backgrounds can cope with each other peacefully.