„… people, that meet under the umbrella of the Forum 2000 attempt to cross boundaries of profession, geographic location and religion. “
Václav Havel, Former President of the Czech Republic, 2003
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Tomáš Halík


Sociologist, President, Czech Christian Academy

Czech Republic

Professor of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague, Pastor of the Academic Parish in Prague and President of the Czech Christian Academy. Dr. Halík is also a writer and a member of the European Academy of Science and Art. He has lectured at various universities around the world and has been involved in international efforts to promote dialogue and understanding between religions and cultures. In 1992, Pope John Paul II appointed him Advisor to the Pontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers and in 2008, Pope Benedict XVI granted him the title of Monsignor – Honorary Prelate of His Holiness. In 2009 he received the “Truth and Justice” prize for his defense of human rights and justice and in 2010, the Romano Guardini Prize.


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