The “Hubertusburger Peace Talks”, which have been organized every two years since 2006 by the Friends of Hubertusburg Castle, founding member of ENPP, will take place on September 19 in Hubertusburg Castle (Saxony, Germany), where one of the most important peace treaties of the end of the well-known “Seven Years War” was signed.
Under the general theme “30 Years of German Unity – Curse or Blessing?“, this year’s event will focus on three different moments on that day:
Starting at 10 a.m., a “STATIO for Peace” will take place in the Catholic chapel of the Hubertusburg Castle. It will be moderated by Ulf Müller, member of the board of the German association and vice-president of ENPP, and will be attended by representatives of 6 different religious denominations who will speak about the role of diversity of faith and spiritual exchange in peace building.
Starting at 11.30 a.m. the prizes of the “Youth Peace Prize” will be awarded, which is the 6th edition of an initiative that encourages young Germans to write, sculpt and paint on the topic of “peace”. The presentation of these prizes as well as the present edition of the “Hubertusburg Peace Talks” will be presided over by the President of the Friends of Hubertusburg Castle, Dr. Wolfgang Kohler, and the Mayor of Wermsdorf, Matthias Müller, followed by a visit to the exhibition of the award-winning works.
After lunch, the “Hubertusburg Peace Talks” will begin in the castle’s Culture Hall, moderated by Dr. Ine Dippmann, with contributions from Werner Rellecke, Saxon State Centre for Political Education, Michael Kretschmer, Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony, Tobias Hollitzer, member of the Council of the Citizens’ Committee of the City of Leipzig, Dr. Judith Enders, member of the board of the association “Perspektive Hoch 3” and Henning Homann, member of the State Parliament of the Free State of Saxony.
The “Hubertusburg Peace Talks” will end with a discussion between the speakers and the audience on the topic chosen for this year.