Zahra and Catriona in the huge atrium of the Imperial War Museum.
Zahra Imame of the Christian Muslim Forum, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi of Majlis-e-Ulama Europe and Catriona Robertson (LBFN) took part in the Imperial War Museum‘s events to mark the UN International Day of Peace on Saturday 22nd September.
The supporting film for the London Peace Network’s activities was shown and we took part in a discussion later in the day, Starting in Neutral: What does neutrality matter in 21st century humanitarian conflict response?
This brought together speakers from Conciliation Resources, Médecins Sans Frontières, the International Committee of the Red Cross and International Alert in a discussion covering the meaning, problems and perceptions around neutrality in conflict and post-conflict zones.
The Museum is interested in including alternative narratives and stories about its displays, particularly those relating to recent armed conflict, and we hope to be working with them on this in the future.
Come along to a screening of the London Peace Network’s short film Peace on Friday at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ.
It will be shown on Saturday 22nd September at 12 noon, followed by a Q & A session with some of those involved in the Islamic Centres initiative.
Download the programme or find details of all the events on the IWM’s Build The Truce blog.
This new interactive display at the Imperial War Museum looks at the concepts of truce, conflict and resolution and how they are relevant to us in the twenty-first century.
Watch and listen to a 10 minute compelling soundtrack of eyewitness interviews set against footage from the locations themselves, including Sierra Leone, Kosovo and Northern Ireland.
The stories offer different perspectives from medics, aid workers and civilians, revealing our sometimes unpredictable responses to conflict and challenging our preconceptions about truce.
Visit the Open Day on 21-22 September to celebrate World Peace Day.