Prince Gharios El Chemor attends another event at the German Parliament

Prince Gharios El Chemor watching the speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

For the second time in 2016, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII was invited to an event organized by the German Parliament. The 2nd Parliamentarians’ Conference: An Embattled Right: Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief that was held in the German Parliament building and at the auditorium of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin (12-14 September).

With members of the Lebanese Parliament Ghassan Moukheiber (left) and Dr Basem Shabb (right)
With former President of the European Parliament and current President of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Dr Hans-Gert Pottering

Present more than 100 parliamentarians from 60 countries and other leaders of important organizations like the United Nations, the CDU/CSU (German ruling party), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, major human rights NGO’s, etc

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was representing the Royal House of Ghassan that recently has received the Special Consultative Status from the United Nations. The prince briefly met German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Prince Gharios El Chemor speaking to the Vice-President of the German Parliament Peter Hintze and with Prof Dr Thomas Schirrmacher
Prince Gharios speaking at one of the sessions

Speaking of the challenge ahead, David Anderson, a Member of Parliament from Canada and a member of the IPPFoRB (International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief) Steering Group said:



With Dr Ahmed Shaeed the UN Special rapporteur for Freedom of Religion

“Make no mistake, with 74% of the world’s population living in countries with high or very high restrictions or hostilities, freedom of religion or belief is an embattled right and the defining issue of our time. Freedom to believe is what shapes our common humanity and, if we are not careful, we risk losing it.”   Learn more about the IPPFoRB by clicking HERE

With Brazilian Congressman Leonardo Quintao

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