The number of atrocities and acts of violence committed with reference to religions have significantly increased in the world over the last couple of years. Ever increasing evidence points to the fact that among the ​gravest and most deep-seated problems of the 21st century so far ​are the abuse of religion and ​the practice of restricting and denying ​religious freedom. Pew Forum statistics show that almost ¾ of the world’s population live in areas with high or very high restrictions on religion or hostilities against religious communities. Christian communities are not the only ones to suffer, but are a primary target of such hostilities. Four out of five people enduring discrimination for their belief are Christians..

The Christian persecution of our day is an indication of global processes that can influence  the future and the preservation of identity of Christian rooted civilization in the long term.  The tragedies of the local communities, families and children point beyond themselves: they are the proof of a threat on the very basis of European culture and European values, This situation, therefore, can no longer be considered as a country’s internal affairs.

It is our moral duty to raise awareness and break the invisible walls of indifference by disclosing the gruesome reality. Hungary wishes to express its solidarity with those afflicted by wars and crises.

Having considered all this, the Government of Hungary is holding an International Consultation on October 11-13, 2017 with the participation of high ranking church leaders, politicians and think tanks, as well as representatives of civil organizations prior to which it will publish an annual report.

Conference Venue

Corinthia Hotel Budapest | Erzsébet körút 43-49., 1073 Budapest

Corinthia Hotel Budapest is within walking distance of several of the city’s most exciting attractions. The finest hotel in the heart of the city captures the city’s glamour and romance. Formerly the Grand Hotel Royal, we have transformed it to the highest standards of contemporary luxury, while retaining the beautiful historical features such as marble floors, a grand sweeping staircase and a stunning six-storey atrium. Customers could choose from 414 beautiful-appointed rooms including 98 executive guest rooms, 6 junior suites, 22 one-bedroom deluxe, 2 one-bedroom ambassador suites, 1 two-bedroom ultra-luxurious royal suite plus 26 Royal residences. The original Royal Spa has been given a new lease of life, remodelled as a luxurious and contemporary spa with a 15 metre pool.

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About Budapest

Hungary is one of the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world. Despite its relatively small size, the country is home to numerous World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grassland in Europe (Hortobágy).

The capital Budapest is a beautiful and exciting city, located in the heart of Europe often called as the “Little Paris of Middle Europe”. The capital of Hungary offers you a wide range of sightseeing attractions and a spectacular panorama embracing the Danube. Its two sides, the hilly Buda and the flat Pest are connected by nine bridges. The historical monuments and the diverse city quarters reflect the city’s own 1 000 years old culture and history, the Buda Castle with the ancient town district; the St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Parliament and the Chain Bridge are the symbols of it. The city is full of cozy cafes, museums, galleries and restaurants not to mention the famous baths and pools. For further information please visit the official Hungarian touristic site Go to Hungary webpage.