Changing shades of green

An important conference addressing contemporary issues in terms of migration and social cohesion will take place at the Miltown Institute. A full agenda of the conference is outlined below.The title of the conference is Changing Shades of Green and it will take place on October 13, 2006.Keynote address- Michael Mc DowellManuel Jordao, Representative, UNHCR Representation, Dublin 10.45 Changing Shades of Green:Challenges & OpportunitiesDr Patrick Claffey, Dept of Mission Theology & Culture at Miltown Institute10:30amCultural change and social cohesionSarah Spencer (Associate Director, Centre on Migration, University of OxfordPiaris Mc Enri (UCC)12.30Religious identities & social cohesionin a secular stateDr. Katy Radford, Irish School of Ecumenics,BelfastDr. Tony Fahey, Economic & Social ResearchInstitute, Dublin13.30 Lunch Break(Lunch available at MI restaurant if bookeda)Integration Policy & PracticeJohn Haskins, Head of Integration PolicyReception & Immigration Agency, DublinMichael Begley, Director, SPIRASIb)Islam in Europe,Ali Selim, M.Phil, Theologian with Islamic Cultural CentrePhilip Watt, Director of the National ConsultativeCommittee on Racism & Interculturalism, Dublinc)The Pastoral Care of MigrantsSr. Joan Roddy, The Irish Commission for Justice& Peace, MaynoothDr. Paddy Roe, Milltown Institute15.30 Coffee Break15.45 Plenary DiscussionChair: TBA Panel: Tony Fahey, John Haskins,Piaras McEnri, Ali Selim Sarah Spencer,Katy Radford, Joan Roddy, Philip Watt16.30 Closing CeremonyDr. John Dardis, S.J., Vice-Chancellor,Milltown InstituteApplications for places at the conference can be sent to

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