Peace in the city

We are looking forward to Peace in the City – or at least we will be seeking out a  peaceful corner on Thursday 1 July when Nahid Aslam, a member of Leith Open Space group, will be one of the speakers taking part in the latest inter-faith event in Edinburgh.

This is the Edinburgh 2010 Inter-Faith Occasion for World Peace at 28 Great King Street and it offers the challenging title “World Faiths – Creating Peace Now”. Like other inter-faith events the programme covers a great deal of ground – from peace-making in the middle east to women’s peace work in Korea – but it is interesting to see that Thursday’s line-up reflects  what women bring to huge global challenges. Not least because many of the speakers are women.

It is great to see Nahid’s name on the list of speakers, covering a topic that has special relevance at a time when immigration is under a harsh spotlight.  The title of her talk is Peace in the City – Working for Integration.

The event, which starts at 7.30 pm on Thursday 1 July, is organised by Churches and Inter-Faith Peace Work of Uniting for Peace in association with Edinburgh faith communities.  For more information contact Rev Brian Cooper at Uniting for Peace on 0131 446 9545.

By the way, 38 Great King Street is the Edinburgh meeting place of the Theosophical Society – a probably little-known organisation which blends philosophy, science and comparative religions. According to Wikipedia the foremost aim is to form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or colour. That alone  makes the venue worth exploring!

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