We are delighted to announce a new series of Forgiveness Conversations, the first of which will take place on 9th March 2015. The talk will be held in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy as their annual Multi-faith Public Conversation.
The event will explore the question, Can radical compassion win the war on violent extremism? Speakers will include: Yasmin Yar Mulbocus, formerly a member of a radical Islamist organisation who now works to ‘Educate, Empower and Engage’ women to become proactive citizens in their communities; Jo Berry whose father, Sir Anthony Berry, was killed in the 1984 IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel, Brighton – she has since founded Building Bridges for Peace and worked with Patrick Magee, ex IRA combatant, over 150 times; and Bjørn Magnus Jacobsen Ihler a survivor of the July 2011 right-wing extremist attacks on Utoya Island, Norway who now works against extremism through writing, talks and filmmaking.
Violent extremism is at the forefront of people’s minds as we go into 2015 and we hope this event will provide real potential for transformative discussions to take place.
Venue: Chaplaincy Centre Auditorium, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Time: Monday 9th March 2015, 5.30pm —7.00pm (Doors open at 5pm)
Tickets are free but you need to book online.