Peace-Building in the 21st Century

Peace Conference:  Peace-Building in the 21st Century -...

The Cordoba Foundation, London Peace Network & Faith-based Regeneration Network present

Peace-Building in the 21st Century: Celebrating Achievements and Hopes, Confronting Real Issues

St Ethelburga’s, London – Monday 15 September, 2014

Supported by Christian Muslim Forum, Muslim Council of Britain, Religions for Peace, Al-Khoei Foundation


09.30    Registration, tea & coffee
10.00    Introduction by co-chairs – Dr Anas Altikriti (TCF) & Catriona Robertson (LPN) with message of support from Lord Bates

10:10 Keynote speakers:

 Imam Shafiur-Rahman, CEO, Osmani Trust and Director, Jibreel Institute: Towards a framework for peace-building and trust in the community 

Jo Berry, Building Bridges: How do we speak to our enemies, especially when they have hurt us?

10.30    Steve Miller (FbRN) & Angharad Thain (St E): Interactive plenary session – ice breakers and small groups - What situations concern us most?  What examples are there of hope in the world?  What do different traditions teach me about peace-building?
11.10    Concurrent  workshops:

  • Conflict Resilience, Angharad Thain, St Ethelburga’s Centre
  • Hostage negotiations: Key Skills and Insights, Dr Anas Altikriti, The Cordoba Foundation
  • Dialogue/Conversations - listening and talking to each other across difference, Julian Bond, Christian Muslim Forum
  • Advancing peace through the creative arts and media, Rosie Parker, Kings College London

12:10    MUJU film(s), followed by Q & A with members of MUJU (Muslim Jewish arts crew)

12.45    Lunch, networking and prayers.

1:30    Concurrent themed panel sessions:

  • Peace Versus War: What’s on the ascendency and why?  
  • Grassroots communities and peace-building: Limits, challenges and opportunities.     
  • Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa: Driven by religion or politics?  
  • Peace or appeasement? Where do you draw the line?   

2:30    Closing keynotes: 

Marigold Bentley, Assistant General Secretary, Quaker Peace & Social Witness & Secretary, Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations.
2:45    What next? Collective action: conference recommendations , statement from the conference
3:30    Close and group photos –

Abdullah Faliq(The Cordoba Foundation) & Catriona Robertson (London Peace Network)

Book your place now (£15, £5 concs) on Eventbrite here


Followed by

Conversations on Forgiveness: Can you move on without forgiveness?
Date: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 18:30

The seventh installment in a series of ten - From all the work we’ve done over the last decade we know that forgiveness affects everyone from all walks of life. Whilst many of the real-life stories we feature tackle extreme crime and violence, we all face everyday issues of forgiveness all the time.

See the Forum's previous Forgiveness event at St Ethelburga's 'No Enemy to Conquer'

Event Properties

Event date: 15/09/2014 9:30 am
Event End Date: 15/09/2014 3:30 pm
Available places 75
Cut off date 12/09/2014
Individual Price £15.00
Location St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
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