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From Conflict to Reconciliation ‘Stories of Hope from the Middle East’

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You are warmly invited to a Trust Talk with peacemakers from Lebanon and Syria.

The Middle East is widely regarded as an area of unmitigated negativity. However, there are more creative and hope-giving initiatives being undertaken than we might imagine.

Come hear personal stories from a visiting delegation from Lebanon and Syria whom are working for peace through finding new perspectives and a change of heart.

Assaad Chaftari and Haidar Ammacha are members of Fighters for Peace, a group of Lebanese former militia fighters who fought on opposite sides during the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990), but who have since come to regret their role in it.

In the last 3 years, Fighters for Peace have spoken to over 15000 young people in schools and universities to ‘de-romanticise’ the image of war. The British Council in Lebanon recently produced a short documentary about their work, ‘Fighting for Peace’.

They will be joined by two Syrian women, Iman Ghafari, a teacher and counsellor, and Ola Amin, a lecturer in Architectural Engineering at Damascus University, whose work in Damascus is inspired by Initiatives of Change’s ‘Creators of Peace’ programme, which aims to develop women’s potential for peace-making.

They will be sharing their experiences with local community-building groups and policy-makers in private and public events.

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