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Convivencia for Just Peace in Palestine: A Public Launch

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A new collective initiative to help bring justice in Palestine will be launched.

You are invited to register for the public launch of the Convivencia Alliance – a new initiative to help bring a just peace in the Middle East will launch next month, invoking the periods of mutual co-existence enjoyed by the three monotheistic faiths in medieval Spain and the Ottoman Empire.

The launch event will begin at 14:00 GMT. For those who cannot attend in person, we shall be streaming the event live to Facebook and YouTube.

Convivencia is a cross-faith, international initiative for a just peace in the Middle East that seeks to substitute the current militarised 'solutions' based on racist oppression, brute force, denial of rights and colonial dispossession with an approach predicated on shared values and commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Convivencia initiative extends to people of all faiths and none who are committed to these values. Instead of dividing people, this approach unites them in a search for a just peace based on equality for all in Palestine/Israel. It hopes to draw on the concept of justice that is central to all three monotheistic faiths aiming to create a political system that combines equality, justice and universal human rights in order to deliver peace, democracy and the rule of law.

The speakers include:

  • Mr. Awad Abd Al-Fattah, (One Democratic State, Palestine)
  • Prof. Haim Bresheeth (Jewish Network for Palestine)
  • Prof. Jeff Halper (ICAHD Israel)
  • Mr Rifat Odeh Kassis, (Kairos Palestine, Jerusalem)
  • Mr. Massoud Shadjareh (Islamic Human Rights Commission)
  • Reverend Dr. Stephen Sizer
  • Ms. Naomi Wimborne Idrissi
  • Prof. Ramón Grosfoguel (University of California, Berkeley)

Please register here.

Details

Date:
May 8
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue

P21 Gallery
NW11JD
London, NW11JD United Kingdom
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