Minister of Human Capacities and Former Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Minorities, Civic and Religious Affairs
Voluntary peace service on church renovations in Wittenberg, Goppeln, and
from the Calvinist Secondary School in Debrecen.
Theology studies in Debrecen and Budapest.
Studies in theology in East-Berlin as a guest student of the United Protestant
Spent four semesters at the Faculty of Theology of the Martin Luther
In these years he actively participated in
the peace actions of the Evangelical Church of the GDR. He acted as a contact
between the east-German “peace process” and the Dialogue-group of Budapest.
work in a Catholic nursing home in Hungary.
minister in Maglód and five other dispersion congregations.
studies at the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Tübingen (West Germany).
advisor at the Conference of European Churches.
by the Ecumenical Council of the Hungarian Churches, he operated as the pastor
of refugees from East Germany at the Refugee Camp of Csillebérc.
Lecturer at the Faculty of New Testament of Reformed Theological Academy,
Teacher of Religion, German School of Budapest.
Teacher of Religion, Baár-Madas Reformed Gymnasium.
Development of introductory seminars for
pupils arriving from Germany.
1991-1994 Advisor on church politics, FIDESZ (Young Democrats) in the Hungarian
Research Fellow at the Ecumenical Institute at Bonn University.
Appointed Calvinist minister of the German Reformed Church Community of
Budapest. As the leader of the Protestant Forum operating in the frames of the
Church Community he pursued public life- and caritas activities. (Consultancy
for past drug addicts, supporting church- and human rights initiations in
As the leader of the German-Hungarian
Protestant Forum he was the first to organize a Chagall-exhibition in Hungary,
Budapest in co-operation with the German Evangelical Church Community.
As a forum leader he was a co-founder of the German language study group “Lost
years?” publishing materials for 5 years and analysed sources of the Cold War
from theological aspects.
Scientific associate at the Faculty of Mental Hygiene at the Sport University
Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Hungarian Republic
Member of the Board of Supervision of the XX. Century Institute Foundation for
Researching Central- and Eastern European History and Society
Head of Department, Department of Social Politics, Office of the President of
Certificate as Expert Mental Hygienic
Initiator and leader of the renovations of the former German language protestant
church at Hold Street, Budapest
Curator and director of the “Alliance for a Civic Hungary Foundation”, the
assignment of which was terminated on 16 April 2007. Since then he acts as the
Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Foundation.
the parliamentary elections he obtained a mandate on the national list. Since
then he announced the intermission of his pastoral service in accordance with
the regulations of the Hungarian Reformed Church for the duration of his being
an MP. He still maintains his “pastoral character”, meaning the provision of
service of preaching and other means of pastoral work on assignment.
Initiated and urged the parliamentary audit on the brutal police attacks of the
autumn of 2006.
30 2006 Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Minorities,
Civic and Religious Affairs.
February 2007 Deputy parliamentary front leader of the FIDESZ Fraction, leader
of the FIDESZ Cultural Cabinet.
the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Minorities, Civic
and Religious Affairs, besides Romani Rose, Chairman of the Central Council of
German Sintho and Roma – he supported the aid of the families of victims of the
serial murders against the Roma.
August 2009 Chairman of the Hungarian Civic Cooperation.
2010 elections he obtained a parliamentary mandate as an MP from the 3rd place
of the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county list.
June 2010 Minister of State for Social Inclusion, Ministry of Public
Administration and Justice.
2011 Through his personal contribution the European Commission accepted the
European Roma Strategy during the course of the Hungarian Presidency.
and leader of the renovations of the former German language protestant church
at Hold Street, Budapest, which obtained in 2003 in the category
‘Rehabilitation’ Architecture Niveau-prize.
Ecclesia Prize (Oradea)
1993-2003 Member of
the Presidential Board of the European Protestant Free Universities
1999 (since) Curator
of the Bethesda Children’s Hospital
2011 Medal of
Merit of the President of the Republic
2012 Member of
the Hungarian Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Committee