'Within the Eye of the Storm', the award winning documentary of Rami and Bassam's painful journey from being enemies as an Israeli and a Palestinian whose daughters were tragically killed in different violent incidents. Through the Bereaved Family Forum / Parent's Circle they came to the point of grieving together while campaigning for peace to try to prevent future victims 'paying the price of the conflict'. Mr Virendra Sharma MP, who hosted the screening in the Commons, said that this was so moving he could not leave. The screening last night was held with Universal Peace Federation support.
The TG Foundation held a fundraising event in Andipa Gallery to support clinics and ophanages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to deal with victims of rape. Tatiana Giraud, on left in photo, is the founder of TG Foundation and works tirelessly to raise money for the Foundation.
Rev Kato explained the religious tension in Nigeria during a comment in the Africa Day celebration, 'There are good, peace-loving people in our society. But many people think, "Why does Christianity want to overcome the Islamic faith?" or "Why is the Islamic faith oppressing the Christians?".
The ‘Responsible Sourcing of Conflict Minerals’ conference, hosted by Dr Charles Tannock MEP in the European Parliament, was held to support the European Union Trade Commission’s 'Public consultation on a possible EU initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas' . Mr. Keith Best, CEO of Freedom from Torture, Mr. Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent spoke from the panel while Mr. Fidel Bafilemba Field Research Consultant, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Enough /The Project to End Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity and Mr. Albert Mulikuza Mudukwe, Directeur de Cabinet of the Provincial Minister of Mines, DRC joined the session by skype.
We are celebrating 50 years of the OAU-AU and African independence. I think we should define that word independence. I think it is better that we are sovereign states and that we depend on each other. We are then celebrating our interdependence. We should grow together with Europe. We should be on the same line and grow together. We do not have any African member of the Security Council at the moment. We have to improve this. We are not going to do this with a lot of resentment but with cooperation and determination.