Peace-Building in the 21st Century | London Conference | 15 September

Tickets just released!  Sign up now and pass the word around for this special event at St Ethelburga’s Centre in the City of London on Monday 15 September 9.30am – 3.30pm.

group1This is a timely gathering and we have an impressive line-up of experienced people from the frontline of peace-building, who come from different religious and belief traditions.

There are skills-based & experiential workshops, panel discussions on tough topics, Muslim-Jewish theatre and a chance to voice your own concerns and hopes.

A buffet lunch is provided, with time to meet experts in the field, academics and community activists from across London with a deep involvement in peace-building, reconciliation, justice, conflict transformation and community action.

Workshop topics include

  • Conflict Resilience
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • Dialogue & Conversations
  • Advancing Peace through the Creative Arts

Panel discussions include

  • Peace v War – what’s on the ascendency and why?
  • Grassroots communities and peace-building – limits, challenges & opportunities
  • Conflicts in the Middle East & North Africa
  • Peace or Appeasement – where do you draw the line?

We will benefit from the thoughts and experiences of Chani Smith (Bereaved Families Forum), Dr Shuja Shafi (Muslim Council of Britain), Lucy V Moore (Islamic Relief Worldwide), Steve Miller (Faith-based Regeneration Network), Keith Kahn-Harris (author), Imam Fadel Soliman (Bridges Foundation), Julian Bond (Christian Muslim Forum), Angharad Thain (St Ethelburga’s), Dr Anas Altikriti (The Cordoba Foundation), Rosalind Parker (Kings College London), David Wardrop (UNA Westminster) and  Aliya Azam (Al Khoei Foundation).

Lord Michael Bates, London Peace Network’s patron, who is currently on his Walk for Peace from London to Berlin, raising funds for child victims of war at Friedensdorf, has sent this message:

“It is all too easy to look around the world and get depressed about the cause of peace, but it is said it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness: that is exactly what London Peace Network are seeking to do and I applaud them for it and would encourage all those who care about peace to join in.”

The conference is being organised by The Cordoba Foundation, the London Peace Network and the Faith-based Regeneration Network and is supported by a wide range of organisations.

Places are limited at St Ethelburga’s so book your ticket online now – £15 (£5 for concessions) for the full day of activities, including lunch – and pass the word on to friends, colleagues and networks.

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