Reconciliation and Peace Building in a Time of Increasing Polarisation

Thursday 7 November 0.00 – 0.00

Betty Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, 1 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2LW

Kindly Hosted by Virendra Sharma MP and Seema Malhotra MP

The Universal Peace Federation, in partnership with the Women’s Federation for World Peace, would like to extend a heartfelt invitation to a (North West) European Conference to be held in the Boothroyd Room of the House of Commons, London, on Thursday November 7th from 1 pm to 5 pm.

We will be considering the theme – ‘Reconciliation and Peace Building in a time of increasing polarisation: The Need for Cooperation Between Political and Faith Leaders’

The conference will also launch the Inter-religious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) in the United Kingdom. IAPD, as a sub group within the Universal Peace Federation, will focus on developing inter-religious dialogue and promoting fora that encourage political and religious leaders to cooperate in policy formation. Speakers include Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke, Co-Founder of the Three Faiths Forum, Rev. Kim Plumpton, Cobham United Church, Sanjay Jagatia, former Secretary General of the Hindu Council UK and Archbishop Johannes Ndanga of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe. Part of the session will feature two speakers from Ireland who lost a family member during ‘the troubles’ and their journey following that tragedy.

The conference will explore, from both political and religious perspectives, how reconciliation and constructive dialogue can bridge the growing divide between opposing sides in an age of populist politics and promote consensus building in the public space of our nations. The second session will include politicians and young leaders. Speakers include Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh and representatives from UPF’s Young Achievers.

Event held by Universal Peace Federation – UK, Women's Federation for World Peace - UK
Contact Universal Peace Federation
Telephone 020 8262 0985
Venue accessibility Disabled toilet, Step-free access, Wheelchair access
Event categories Conference/seminar/talk/workshop, Dialogue/discussion
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