Annual Cornerstone Dinner

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 19:00 - Wednesday, December 6, 2023 23:00

Annual Cornerstone Dinner

These days, we often hear about constant change happening at an unprecedented pace. This includes an increasingly polarized political reality, wars and geopolitical conflict, concerns over our impact on the environment, and adaptation to a new frontier for digital technology. As we confront these changes, we are left searching for the strength and confidence to do what is right, and for hope to carry on. To our great benefit, some things have never changed. These unchanging things can empower us as we navigate change – at a personal, community, and global level. The event will revolve around this topic with guest speakers (representing the fields of politics and business) sharing personal reflections on how their Christian faith helps them navigate today’s challenges.

The annual Cornerstone Dinner is an event for young professionals who are pursuing a career aimed at positively contributing to society in and through their sphere of work. It focuses upon the leadership principles of Jesus Christ and their modern-day application. It is organised by the Cornerstone Network of Young Professionals. Cornerstone is an informal network of friends that organises networking events in the Brussels area aiming to bring together young professionals who want to live out the principles of Jesus in their daily lives. The goal of the dinner is to encourage the participants in their faith and work and to facilitate networking among them.

Program of the event:

19:00 – time to mingle

20:00 – official welcome

20:15 – dinner

20:30 – reflections by guest speakers (15 min each, with breaks)

22:15 – musical guest

22:45 – closing moment


MEP Anja Haga is a Dutch politician from the ECPM member party Christian Union. Since September 2023, she has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament. Her main policy priorities are protection of the environment and the safeguarding of Freedom of Religion or Belief around the world. Anja will speak on the importance of Christian values-inspired policies to protect the environment.

Alojz Peterle is a Slovenian politician who served as Prime Minister of Slovenia between 1990 and 1992, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994, 2000) and as a Member of the European Parliament between 2004 and 2019. During his tenure in different offices, his core areas of work were the protection of human dignity and human rights as well as the strengthening of democracy. In 2014, he received the The Robert Schuman Medal, awarded to persons who have worked for the establishment of peace, the building of Europe and human values (2014). Alojz will share his testimony on how Christian values helped him navigate numerous challenges he faced during his political career.

Marie Claire Curera, IT Application Support Team Leader. Marie has rich experience in working for IT companies and will touch upon modern challenges to our societies such as AI and the need for a value-based approach.

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