Friends For Change Year 2 launch


On Saturday 25th of July 2015 was the launch of the second year of Friends For Change interfaith grassroots programme run by Shinnyo-en UK and St Ethelburga’s Centre. After some planning and storytelling workshops, the day ended with the lantern floating ceremony at the Shinnyo-en temple in Surbiton.

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April Peace Café: Media, Peace and Social Justice


“Media, Peace and Social Justice” will be the topic of our next Peace Café.

Join us to discuss on how making alternative narratives and voices heard in the media and our role in making a difference.

Mon. 20th of April 2015; 5:30pm (prompt start at 6:00)

at Collaboration House, 77 Charlotte Street, W1T 4PW (tube Goodge Street)

Our guests will be:

Chayya Syal – freelance journalist and communications entrepreneur

Jessica Purkiss and Nasim Ahmed from the Middle East Monitor.

And maybe more…!

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Peace Café: Ethical Choices & Consumerism


Buying a can of coke anywhere in the world may kill an entire family of farmers in India because of dryness. Depending on the origin of our food, clothes or cosmetics, our seemingly innocent actions can contribute to human and environmental disasters somewhere on the globe, not to mention the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. We’re inviting you to talk about these issues tomorrow evening at Peace Cafés.

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Peace Café: Justice & Reconciliation


Understanding, listening, and building bridges out of compassion.
Jo Berry lost her father during the Brighton bombing in 1984. She met Pat Magee in 2000, the man who planted the bomb and started a process of reconciliation with him. It was a honour to receive them both for an intimate discussion, sharing their life stories. Last night Peace Café made us travel beyond right and wrong.

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