BXLProf. Thomas Gergely (ULB), Belgium
Michel Campion, Non-Profit Association
Ouvertures a.s.b.l., Belgium
Mr. Julien Klener (University of Ghent), Belgium
Ms Annelie Löhr-Campion, Non-Profit
Association Ouvertures a.s b.l., Belgium,
and Emile Moatti, France.

On September 13 and 14 1997, the Non-Profit  Association Ouvertures organised an event including:

  • An international conference bringing together representatives of these traditions to talk of mutual tolerance, forgiveness, reconciliation, and recognition;
  • A meeting bringing together young people from every religious confession and opinion, with speakers from every monotheistic tradition and cultural background.
  • A concert bringing together, in a single evening, interpreters of the Sacred Music of these traditions.

The « Events to promote Peace » ended with a Manifesto that we now call:


Through an undertaking transcending relation of a political and social character and founded on religious traditions and spiritual values, the meeting of Brussels made it possible to become aware of convergences:

  • On respect of life and the search of happiness for the whole mankind
  • On the importance of finding ways towards the inner peace of individuals and the peace of communities
  • On the importance of the dignity of all mankind and its freedom, related to its responsibility.
  • On the respect of the values of justice, of solidarity based on love, and on search for truth beyond external conditioning and inner renewal.

To conclude, « The Brussels Appeal » recommends:

  • Commitment for the defence of the HUMAN RIGHTS against all oppressions
  • An inescapable dialogue beyond all obstacles, acceptance of pluralism and freedom of conscience
  • The resistance to the fundamentalism and to the terrorism, particularly scandalous when they refer to a religious inspiration
  • Pursuit of dialogue for more and more interdependent actions.

Brussels, 14 September 1997

Annelie Lohr-Campion-pt   Organization :
Non Profit Association Ouvertures a.s.b.l., Annelie Löhr-Campion, Belgium

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