Terrorist attack survivor fights extremism with peace

Bjørn Ihler (right) is introduced by Forum host Mike Smith

'Breivik is just a man. I wanted to face him. I wanted to understand him as a human being not just a violent extremist,' Bjørn Ihler, a survivor of the Anders Breivik terrorist attack of 2011, told a captivated audience at the Initiatives of Change centre in London on 1 November.

Oasis Evenings - Oxford

Spring into Life: time to pause, time to breathe, time to pray, with Mary Lean in Oxford

Oasis Evenings - Oxford

Living in the Light: time to pause, time to breathe, time to pray, with Mary Lean in Oxford

Oasis Evenings - Oxford

Oasis evenings in Oxford

A season of letting go, with Mary Lean in Oxford

It is often challenging to deal with a conflict!

It is often challenging to deal with a conflict, and even harder to have more than one to deal with. Elina Sarkisian is an Armenian descendent born in Syria and currently living in Toronto, Canada.

Waging total peace

Howard Grace

Howard Grace believes we should take a unilateral stand for goodness. This article first appeared in the UK national Quaker weekly The Friend on 9 November 2012

Different beliefs, common tasks, Oxford

Peter Riddell and Howard Grace will share experiences and reflections on two strands of work in which they are involved: Learning to be a Peacemaker programme for young European Muslims; and the use of the film The Imam and the Pastor in prisons and schools.

Young Muslim Peacemaker programme to be showcased in UK parliament

Second from left, Atif Shuja (Pakastani-Canadian) with Mohamad El Rantisi and Ahmed Abdel Wahab from Palestine. All three are Caux Scholar Graduates.

Tom Brake MP will host a presentation of the Learning to be a Peacemaker programme for young European Muslims, devised by Imam and broadcaster Ajmal Masroor, and piloted in Caux, Switzerland in 2009 in partnership with IofC. This will take place on Tuesday 22 March at 5.30pm in the Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall.

Peace Circle in Oxford

Table centre created over the weekend, with Remembrance Day poppies, autumn leaves and clay models representing ‘inner peace.’

Is it possible to work through the Creators of Peace Circle process in a weekend? Last weekend, seven women got together in Norham Road, Oxford, and tried just that.

It was an Easy Victory for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ethics meeting strategy, Israel’s future has to be based on peace building, reconciliation and atonement, not on increasing isolation and unilateralism, playing into the hands of people like Mr Ahmadinejad and pushing the world towards new conflicts. A task for an alliance of a new generation of righteous among nations and of righteous within Israel?

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