Refugees & Migrants: what is the current crisis telling us?

Refugees & Migrants: what is the current crisis telling us?

Syrian_breakfast

Syrian Breakfast (photo: Daniel Ersdale)

Join us for a Syrian Breakfast to mark the UN International Day of Peace 2015 at Collaboration House, 77 Charlotte St, London W1T 4PW (5 mins walk from Goodge St tube)

Monday 21 September 8.15am – 9.30am

We’ll be welcoming speakers from different walks of life: Phil Champain, Director of 3FF (formerly of International Alert), Dr Maha Azzam, policy expert on the Middle East, Dr Omer Hamdoon (Muslim Council of Britain) & Steve Miller (Faith-based Regeneration Network). There will be a chance for everyone to add their own thoughts and reflections.

London Peace Network in association with the Christian Muslim Forum, East London Mosque & the Faith-based Regeneration Network.

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Peace Conference photos

Peace Conference photos

PeaceConf_57Enjoy the pictures of workshops, speakers, panels and lunch in the garden!  Peace-building in the 21st Century at St Ethelburga’s Centre, with The Cordoba Foundation, London Peace Network and Faith-based Regeneration Network.

View a short video of highlights here.

Quakers’ Marigold Bentley on Radio 2 today

Quakers’ Marigold Bentley on Radio 2 today

Marigold speaking at Monday's Peace Conference.  Photo: William Barylo

Marigold speaking at Monday’s Peace Conference.

Marigold Bentley, who was the closing keynote speaker at the Peace Conference on Monday, will be a guest on Radio 2 today between 12 noon and 12.20pm.

She’ll be talking about the UN International Day of Peace and the current international situation.

Marigold is the Assistant General Secretary, Quaker Peace & Social Witness & Secretary, Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations.

Peace flyers for 19, 20, 21 September!

Peace flyers for 19, 20, 21 September!

Peace flyers for Islamic centres, synagogues, churches and meeting houses are now ready!

Click on the images below to download the flyers.

Send links to friends, colleagues, neighbours and networks, encouraging them to open up their places of worship, inviting in neighbouring communities and visitors during peace weekend.

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Flyer for Islamic centres

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Flyer for synagogues and Jewish centres.

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Flyer for churches, Meeting Houses and Christian centres.

 

We are delighted that the Quakers have added their support this year, and that Religions for Peace UK are also encouraging their members to get involved.

Islamic centres will be receiving visitors on Friday 19 September, synagogues on Saturday 20 September and churches and Meeting Houses on Sunday 21 September.

Everyone participating will be part of a world wide weekend of action for peace-making, truce, reconciliation, mediation, ceasefire and a celebration of peace-building.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact the people listed on the flyers or the London Peace Network.

London Peace Network plans for 2014

London Peace Network plans for 2014

Planning any peace-building activities this year?

The London Peace Network team is gathering on Monday 17 February & we’re excited to hear about your ideas.

Let us know if you’d like to link up and be part of the Network’s activities this year.  Can we support you?  Could we work together?

We’ll be building on our plans so far:

  • marking the UN International Day of Peace over the weekend of 19-21 September
  • Flying for Peace across the Thames (September)
  • exchange visits and peace activities in schools & colleges
  • Peace-Skyping across the continents
  • an energetic launch event
  • bringing together our local communities to celebrate grassroots peace-building
  • practical skills workshops
  • involving our European and global networks & linking up with activities across the UK
  • promoting peace and justice activities across the capital

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We look forward to hearing from you!

Occasional Papers published

Occasional Papers published

Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future - picThis booklet was published on the International Day of Peace in 2012 by the Cordoba Foundation.  It was distributed internationally through Islamic Centres, religious networks and online.

The lead article by Dr Mustafa Ceric was read to congregations in mosques across Bosnia on 21st September.

Messages of support from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Jeremy Gilley and others are included.

Hard copies are available from the Cordoba Foundation.

It is estimated that over 320 Islamic centres in the UK participated in the International Day of Peace initiative, over 500 overseas in at least 25 countries and over one million people participated worldwide.

21 September | Hussaini Mission Isleworth

At the Hussaini Mission in Isleworth, the UN International Day of Peace was mentioned in the sermon, followed by an innovative interfaith programme.

There was an art exhibition and religious leaders from the Jewish, Christian (both Catholic and protestant), Sikh, Buddhist and Muslim (both Sunni and Shia) spoke.

The event included the local MP and councillors.  Two main Pakistan TV stations covered it, Geo TV and Ary TV, as well as the local paper and the leading Pakistani paper the Jang.

At the end of the programme, 14 candles were lit by all the leaders involved.

The food was excellent!

Thank you to all at the Husseini Mission and to Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi.