ILRS Congress Helsinki 18-19 March, 2022 - Program

The role of churches in modern society

Friday 18th March

Congress centrum Paasitorni, address Paasivuorenkatu 5

9.00    Breakfast in the congress centrum

10.00  Welcome; Mrs Tarja Kantola, head of Kristillisten sosialidemokraattien liitto, Mrs M. Angeles Sanz, ILRS president 

10.30 The social role of churches in modern society
Introduction by  Mr Jyri Komulainen, researcher, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Panel discussion (lead by Mrs Tarja Kantola)
Mr Jyri Komulainen
Mrs Pia Jardi, Char of the Core Forum, Vice Chair of the SINE ry (Islamic Council in Finland)
Father Heikki Huttunen, priest of Orthodox Parish of Helsinki 
ILRS board representative

12.00  Lunch in the congress centrum 

12.45  Departure to Vantaa 

13.30-15.00 Visit to Tikkurila Church, address Asematie 12; discussion with event coordinator Mrs Susanna Lönnqvist and other local representatives

15.30 Back in Helsinki

18.00 Reception, Sirkus foyer, Paasitorni, address Paasivuorenkatu 5 
Welcome, Mr Antti Lindtman, Chair of SDP Parliamentary group 
Haneen Suomi choir performs Syrian folk songs

Saturday 19th March

8.30  Breakfast in the congress centrum

9.00  Discussion continues 
Mrs Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner, European Commission (recorded) 
Faith based organizations and human rights 
Introduction by  Mrs Janina Hasenson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs 
Panel discussion (lead by Mrs Saara Kuoppala)
Mrs Janina Hasenson
Mr Hussein al-Taee, MP, SDP Finland
Mr Ilari Rantakari, ambassador emeritus
Mr Tapio Lampinen, professor, former member of the ILRS board
ILRS representative

11.00 Representative assembly of the ILRS (I): Discussion on final statement

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Representative assembly of the ILRS (II)

  • report of the Executive Committee
  • report of the Treasurer
  • discussion and vote
  • election of president, two vice-presidents, treasurer, and other members of the EC

15.00 Afternoon Coffee & Closure

18.00 Optional: Evening Worship on the day of gender justice
 Munkkiniemi church, address Raumantie 3