An enduring foundation for understanding the culture and climate of peace
May 21st 2007, Moses Committee Room, House of Lords, London
Dr. L. M. Singhvi, former Indian High Commissioner to the UK, presents an Ambassador Of Peace award to Lord Khalid Hameed of Hampstead in the presence of (left to right) His Excellency High Commissioner Dr. Kamalesh Sharma, Dr Singhvi, Lord Hameed, Dr Thomas Walsh, International Secretary General of Universal Peace Federation, Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham and former Indian Deputy High Commissioner to the UK, K.V. Rajan. Sitting in front is Lord Tarsem King of West Bromwich, the co-host of the event with Rob Marris MP, and Professor Lord Bhikku Parekh.
An interfaith meeting held at the Pillowshield Community Centre in Glasgow on 22nd May sought to explore the vexing question as to whether Satan actually exists.
Ms Jean Brannigan explained that from her Christian perspective the Bible was to be treated as the guideline for one’s life. From the first book of Genesis right through to the final book of Revelation there was reference to the presence of Satan forever attempting to thwart God’s intentions. Examples given included Job being attacked by Satan and Jesus being tempted by Satan. She concluded that in her opinion Satan does exist and is always there to attack the peace.
Faithlink is a monthly meeting of students from all religious, ethnic, and political backgrounds that come together to discuss issues that affect British young people today and find ways to bridge gaps between their various races and social groups. The first such meeting was held on February 22nd at Bayley Street. The theme was “Religious and Racial Tension in Britain and How to Build Cohesive Communities.”
Dr. David Earle gave a presentation on his work relating to the theme. He spoke about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s notion that, “If we could read the secret histories of our enemies, we should find in each person’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostilities.” Among the attendees were Student Ambassadors for Peace, the University College of London Interfaith Society, SOAS students, the Somali Youth Forum, and members of the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP).