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					                        Apostolat Militaire International (AMI)
                      General Assemby and Conference 2001
                    15 - 21 September 2001 - ERFURT - Germany

                     "Co-operation in the area of oecumenicity
               and between different religions in the Armed Forces"
                                        and
                   "The Catholic Soldier of the third Millennium:
                How does he see himself? What does he stand for?
            How can he make his self-perception be accepted by others?"

                                      PROGRAM
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                                                                  10 September 2001
Friday,      14 September 2001

By noon      Arrival AMI Executive Committee (ExeCom)              Transp. Service
Afternoon    Meeting AMI ExeCom with German OrgCom            Augustinerkloster

Saturday,    15 September 2001

             Meeting ExeCom AMI                               Augustinerkloster
             Arrival of national delegations                  Transp. Service
             - Hotel RADISSON
             Individual lunch
             Distribution of conference documents
1800 hrs     Participation fee and annual fee AMI             Augustinerkloster
1900 hrs     Dinner                                           Augustinerkloster

Sunday,      16 September 2001

0800 - 0845 hrs   Breakfast                                        Hotels
0930 - 1100 hrs   Pilgrimage of the Diocese of ERFURT
                  Holy Mass                                        Domplatz ERFURT
1100 - 1315 hrs   Guided tour of ERFURT                            ERFURT
1330 hrs          Lunch                                            Augustinerkloster
1530 hrs          Opening of the 2001 AMI General Assembly         Augustinerkloster
                  - Opening and welcome addresses
                  - AMI President General Ernest KÖNIG
                  - AMI host Germany
1600 hrs          Coffee break
1630 hrs          Presentation of national delegations             Augustinerkloster
                  and activity reports including the follow-up of
                  the AMI declaration Rome 2000 (10 minutes per country)
1900 hrs          Dinner                                           Augustinerkloster
2000 - 2200 hrs   Informal come-together
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Monday,      17 September 2001

0800 hrs          Breakfast                                                Hotels
0900 hrs          - Presentation of national delegations                   Augustinerkloster
                    and activity reports including the follow-up of
                    the AMI declaration Rome 2000
                    (10 minutes per country)
                  - Report of the Netherlands, including a paper on
                    specific ethical criteria and their application by
                    soldiers in military operations who have to deal
                    with operational dilemmas
                  - Report of the AMI President
                  - Report of the AMI Secretary General
                  - Address of the AMI Ecclesiastical Assistant
1200 hrs          Quick lunch
1230 hrs          Depart for WEIMAR
1315 hrs          Reception given by the Lord Mayor of WEIMAR,
                  Dr. Volkhardt Germer
                  Introduction into history and culture of the city of WEIMAR
                  by Kulturdirektor Dr. Vogel
                  followed by a guided tour of WEIMAR
1700 hrs          Return to ERFURT
1800 hrs          Pontifical Mass, Bischof Dr. Joachim Wanke                       ERFURT
1915 - 2130 hrs   Reception given by Bischof Dr. Wanke                Bildungshaus St. Martin
                  Buffet

Tuesday,     18 September 2001

0745 hrs          Breakfast                                                        Hotels
0845 - 0930 hrs   Holy Mass                                                Schottenkirche
0930 - 1000 hrs   Coffee break                                           Augustinerkloster
1000 - 1200 hrs   Follow-up to the AMI declaration Rome 2000:
                  „Ethical questions and remarks in the context
                  of international employment of Armed Forces -
                  Humanitarian Intervention“
                  Lecture by MajGen Dipl.-Ing. Alphart von Horn,
                  former Chief of Staff HQ SFOR, Sarajewo,
                  followed by discussion
1230 hrs          Lunch                                                   Augustinerkloster
1330 - 1430 hrs   Guided tour of Augustinerkloster
1445 - 1700 hrs   Contributions of national delegations to the
                  first conference theme (10 minutes maximum),
                  and discussion
1730 hrs          Depart for Thüringer Staatskanzlei                              ERFURT
1800 - 2000 hrs   Reception given by the Minister President of
                  Thüringen, Dr. Bernhard Vogel
                  Buffet
2030 hrs          Return to Hotels

Wednesday,        19 September 2001
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0745 hrs            Breakfast                                                      Hotels
0845 - 0930 hrs     Holy Mass                                              Schottenkirche
0930 - 1000 hrs     Coffee break                                         Augustinerkloster
1000 - 1200 hrs     „Aspects of co-operation in the area of
                    oecumenicity and between different religions
                    in the Armed Forces"
                    Lecture by Msgr. Dr. Werner Freistätter,
                    Director of the Institute for Religion and Peace, Wien
                    - Working Groups on the theme will be assembled and start discussion
1230 hrs            Lunch
1400 - 1600 hrs     Working Groups continue
1630 - 1730 hrs     Presentation of Working Groups’ results in Plenary Session,
                    submittal to ExeCom AMI
1830 - 2130 hrs     Reception given by the Federal Minister of Defence of Germany,
                    Rudolf Scharping
                    Buffet                                                 Hotel Radisson
2200 hrs            Return to Hotels
2200 - 0000 hrs     Draft of AMI declaration on the theme of the Conference - ExeCom AMI

Thursday,           20 September 2001

0800 hrs            Breakfast
Hotels
0900 - 1030 hrs     Presentation of AMI declaration on the theme
                    of the Conference                                  Augustinerkloster
                    Discussion
                    Voting if requested
1130 - 1230 hrs     Pontifical Mass, German Catholic MilBishop,          Schottenkirche
                    Bishop Dr. Walter Mixa
1230 - 1430 hrs     Reception given by German Cath. MilBishop          Augustinerkloster
1530 - 1700 hrs     Forum with (Military) Bishops, Vicar Generals
                    and Chaplains present at the Conference            Augustinerkloster
                    concerning the Conference theme and on
                    general topics of AMI’s mission,
                    presided by MilBishop Dr. Walter Mixa
1715 - 1800 hrs     - Planning for 2002 and the future of AMI
                    - Final session and closing address
                      by the German host and the President AMI
2000 hrs            Goodbye Dinner, given by the GKS Germany and
                    the AMI Executive Committee
Augustinerkloster

Friday,             21 September 2001

0730 hrs            Holy Mass / Travellers’ benediction
Schottenkirche
0815 hrs            Breakfast
Hotels
followed by         Departure of delegations                                   Transp.
Service

                                    End of Conference

				
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