Our activity


MPR runs projects and programs in pursuit of its aims. In the past few years a lot of projects were launched to find and draft solutions to the compelling problems of the society. MPR is open to international cooperation in this matter as well. The main topics in the scope of activity of MPR are as follows:

a) What is the answer of MPR to the problems of the Hungarian Roma?
This project looks for solutions to the Roma - non-Roma conflicts that are becoming more forceful in Hungary. MPR gives proposals first of all to the majority of the society. Based on previous experience of handling inter-ethnic conflicts, training courses and a special methodology have been worked out to dissolve prejudice among the Roma and non-Roma to help them understand each other better. The results of the project were published by Balassi Publishers in 2004. The publication was translated into English in 2005 as well.


Contact person: Mr. Domonkos Mikulás. E-mail: mikulas.domonkos@magyarpaxromana.hu

b) What is the answer of MPR to the corruption in Hungary?
This project is aimed at revealing the mechanisms leading to corruption, as well as the best practices towards diminishing and elimination of this social phenomenon. The topics of the project were discussed at the 41st congress of MPR in the city of Baja in 1999, and the results were documented also.

Contact person: Mr. Péter Scharle. E-mail: scharle.peter@magyarpaxromana.hu

c) The answer of MPR to the low level of integration of the Hungarian society. This project was prompted by several earlier individual research programs revealing that a lot of harmful conflicts caused by rivalry are creating problems, resulting in a low level of cooperativeness in Hungarian society. The project aims at finding the solution to this problem by doing research and launching public debates among professionals.


As part of this project, so-called "Shoah-conferences" are held every two years, aiming at dialogue between Christians and Jews. These conferences are organized in cooperation with the mainline churches.

Contact person: Mr. Özséb Horányi. E-mail: horanyi.ozseb@magyarpaxromana.hu

d) What are the tasks of MPR in making the encyclical letter 'Fides et ratio' known in Hungary? This encyclical letter has been the subject of three MPR congresses aiming at processing, interpretation and spreading of its messages. At the congresses, 'Fides et ratio' was discussed in terms of the connection between faith and knowledge (Szeged, 2003); in terms of natural sciences (Győr, 2005), and in terms of mysticism of everyday life (Budapest, 2006). A publication edited from the speeches held in these congresses will be brought out by Balassi Publishers in the near future.

Contact person: Mr. Özséb Horányi. E-mail: horanyi.ozseb@magyarpaxromana.hu

e) The Central European Project. Hungarian Pax Romana initiates cooperation with other Central-European Christian organizations for intellectuals.

Contact person: Mr. Péter Dombi. E-mail:

Besides the projects above, MPR organizes regular programs as well: every year on the week after Easter a congress has been held since 1958. Topical subjects, debates, and discussions are placed on the agenda of these congresses, e.g. the so-called 'Council Club' that was previously held separately from these meetings. The 'Council Club' is a forum for discussing delicate subjects. MPR organizes a memorial presentation under the name of the first Hungarian priest, Gellért the Peaceful (Békés Gellért), OSB every year as well.

Also MPR focuses on its goals, on developing and revising its activities, as well as on cultivating contacts with the Hungarian Pax Romana organizations in the neighboring countries.

Hungarian Pax Romana has awarded certain outstanding people the Pax Romana medals since 2003. These persons have tangibly helped MPR in achieving its goals through an extended period of time. Awards are given to an MPR-member as well as to a non-member every year.

The medal was made by sculptor Ms. Enikő Szöllősy. Medals were awarded to

Mr. Árpád Horváth as well as Mr. András Szennay (2003)

Mr. János and Ms. Márta Boór, as well as Ms. Éva Bernolák (2004)

Mr. Iván Szabó as well as Mr. Lajos Cserháti (2005)

Mr. Sándor Keresztes as well as Mr. Sándor Gánóczy (2006)

The medals are given to the nominees at the Spring Congress of MPR every year.