Dear members of the CEU community,
The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI), in cooperation with the Roma Access Program (RAP) and the Center for Environment and Security (CENSE)
is pleased to invite you to celebrate, in connection with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21),
Day Against Racism
Wednesday, March 21, 12 - 2 pm, Oktagon
- Read stories about discrimination of Roma and leave your message
- Get materials, postcards and brochures on the campaign against racism by UNITED
- Participate in the "Human Shape" activity, and more...
Wednesday, March 21, 5.30 pm, Popper Room
"Right to exist: Hungarian Muslim community in XXI century"
Talk by Imam Jakab György from Hanif Islamic Cultural Foundation
Chair Dr. Irina Molodikova from Center for Environment and Security (CENSE)
The new Hungarian law on religious "freedom" on the 21st, July 2011 abolished all Muslim "churches" because it recognizes only 11 Christian and 3 Jewish denominations. At the same time a 1916 law of the Hungarian Parliament adopted Act XVII of 1916 which acknowledged Islam as a “recognized religion” has been never withdrawn and this law was not canceled. So the Muslims of Hungary now live under the protection of the Austro-Hungarian dual monarchy and Muslim organizations called church still have this name, but not the legal privileges.
After: Presentation of a book "Muslims in Poland and Eastern Europe Widening the European Discourse on Islam" edited by Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska University of Warsaw Faculty of Oriental Studies (Warszawa 2011).
For more information about the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination see: