Plenary Programme, May 9 & 10


May 9, Monday
19.00  • Rooted in the Past

               
The Biblical truths and values that have shaped Europe’s past remain her only true hope

Welcome & introductions

    Jeff Fountain: The bridge of hope
    Vishal Mangalwadi: The Book that made your world
    Pam Rosewell Moore: Forgiving the past, forging the future  (lessons from Corrie ten Boom)
    Bernd Wittchow: Demolishing walls
    Philip Jenkins: God’s Continent: yesterday’s legacy
    Reflection around tables–what will we take away?


   
May 10, Tuesday    
09.30    • Focused on the Future
                 God’s future transforms our perspective on the present, inspiring engagement here and now

    Philip Jenkins: God’s Continent: tomorrow’s prospects
    Dave Roberts: Raising our hopes
    David Bjork: Walking hand in hand (when we don’t see eye to eye)
    Reflection around tables/coffee
    Prabhu Guptara: Dusk... or dawn?
    Michael Schluter: Building together a Relational Europe    
    Reflection around tables–what will we take away?


           
14.00    •Engaged in the present - I
                     In the light of God’s past and God’s future, we engage in transformation of the present

    Shirinai Dossova: Sharing Isa
    Darrell Jackson: Checking the facts (hindered from coming)
    Victor Hashweh: Loving our Muslim neighbour
    Thomas Schirrmacher: Religious liberty... for all?

16.00    
Bartok: compassion & justice
    Martine Vonk:  Stewarding tomorrow today
    Patricia Green: Liberating the captives
Patria: prayer & evangelism
    Hanspeter Nuesch: The Christ Day story
    OSMadsen/SHollinghurst:  Connecting with seekers



19.00    •Engaged in the present - II
                 In the light of God’s past and God’s future, we engage in transformation of the present 


    Carlos Martinez: Artistic presentation:
    Philip Jenkins: God’s Continent: today’s realities
    Michael Ramsden: Calling the humanist bluff
    Os Guinness: Towards a Christian Renaissance
    Colin Harbinson: Recovering the Arts
    Reflection around tables
    Mark de Boer: Gospel & new media    
    HOPE Awards presentation
    Jeff Fountain: Pregnant with the future