Christian peace organisations assess future strategy on Iraq

By staff writers
February 7, 2008

In the run up to the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Pax Christi and Fellowship of Reconciliation are organising a seminar to help Christian peace organisations and campaigners reflect on the current situation in Iraq and to discuss the way forward.

The seminar, which will take place on Tuesday 12th February in central London, will hear from three renown keynote speakers on the situation.

Speakers include Professor Paul Rogers of the Peace Studies department at Bradford University and author of 'Iraq and the War on Terror', 'A War Too Far' and 'Losing Control'.

Another will be Suah Rassam who was assistant professor of medicine at the University of Baghdad until the 1990’s when she moved to London. She is author of 'Christianity in Iraq' and is involved in a newly formed organisation Iraqi Christians in Need.

Milan Rai is the third speaker. Co-founder Voices in the Wilderness UK and Justice Not Vengeance, he is also author of 'War Plan Iraq: Ten Reasons Against War with Iraq' and 'Regime Unchanged: Why The War On Iraq Changed Nothing.'

Chris Cole, Director of the Fellowship of Reonciliation said “This is an important opportunity for churches, groups and organizstions to engage in discussion with our speakers and also to talk about practical responses that church we will want to make as we approach the 5th anniversary of the war on 20 March 2008."

Keywords:peacemaking | Iraq
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