Stories for Peace from Jerusalem
Chana Yaffe and Sheikh Ghassan Manasra have been invited by the UK charity Spirit of Peace to use storytelling to explore and deepen understanding of what it means to work for peace and reconciliation, especially between the people of Israel and Palestine.
- Start Date:
- Friday 23rd February 2024
- Start Time:
- Camden Centre, Tunbridge Wells
- Pat Churchill
- 01892 531541
- Chana Yaffe and Sheikh Ghassan Manasra
- £15 including vegetarian buffet at 1pm or £5 for meeting only (starting 2pm)
Spirit of Peace works alongside others to rise to the challenge of adopting new ways of thinking, acting and organising society in building peace and social cohesion. Its purpose is to foster greater peace and equality in the UK and also the Middle East, where it has entered into partnership with Jerusalem Peacemakers. This organisation in turn is a network of independent interfaith peace-builders dedicated to encouraging understanding and reconciliation in the Holy Land.
Chana finds her spiritual anchor in the Jewish faith, while nevertheless revelling in the sameness of the universal story. “Hearing and telling folktales and stories brings to life our perception of other people and communities and demonstrates the universality of the human condition.”
Ghassan is a spiritual teacher, a writer and a scholar of Islamic writers. He is deeply engaged in peace-work and interfaith dialogue. He is the son of Sheikh Abdel Salaam Manasra, the head of the Qadiri Sufi order in the Holy Land.
The event will be held at the Camden Centre in the afternoon of Sunday, 17th October. A vegetarian buffet lunch for £15 (including the afternoon programme) will be available, or for programme only (without lunch) an entry fee of £5 will apply.