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Statesmanship in the Twenty-first Century: What about Religion? Cambridge University Symposium on 26 May at 2:30pm

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Churchill 2015 - 21st Century Statesmanship Global Leaders Programme

Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, Von Hügel Institute, St Mary's University Twickenham, Theos, Faith in Leadership, Christ Church Oxford, Georgetown University

‘Statesmanship in the Twenty-first Century: What about Religion?’

‘The Global Covenant of Religions: A Path to Peace?’

Those are the two questions to be addressed at a symposium in Cambridge University on the afternoon of Tuesday 26th May 2015.  An invited gathering will discuss them with contributions from distinguished panelists, including Kamalesh Sharma (British Commonwealth Secretary-General), Aref Ali Nayed (Libyan Ambassador to UAE), Georgette Bennett (President, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding), Jerry White (Nobel Peace Prizewinner, Executive Co-chair of Global Covenant of Religions), and Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski (Rabbi of Golders Green United Synagogue).

2015 is the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death and the seventy-fifth anniversary of his “finest hour” in 1940 when he became Prime Minister. To commemorate this anniversary the aim of this 21st century statesmanship programme, with Sir John Major as the Patron, is to provide a fitting tribute to Churchill’s memory and his legacy as a world statesman and to identify and respond to today’s top level strategic issues. World class organizations are gathering eminent international panels to examine big global strategic issues, to produce recommendations for leaders, future leaders, policymakers, academics, and global citizens, and to sponsor networks and activity that will reach beyond this anniversary year. For more see

The Global Covenant of Religions is a commitment among religious communities to draw on the depth of their traditions to prevent violence in the name of religion and enable peace.  It works to strengthen cooperation among religious organizations, governments and civil society in order to protect civilians, mediate conflict, educate youth, and serve neighbours.

Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9BS on Tuesday 26th May 2015: Symposium 2.30pm. Reception 6-7pm

Professor David F. Ford OBE   Director, Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, Co-chair, Global Covenant of Religions


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