Workshop on Reconciliation and Conflict
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On Friday 2nd March 2018, 10.30am-3.00pm, the Woolf Institute will hold a workshop examining common factors and differences in peace and reconciliation initiatives in countries including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda and South Africa. Speakers will include Dr Nedžad Avdić, a survivor of the Srebrenica massacre, and the afternoon sessions will include contributions from the founders and organisers of the Pontanima choir, an interfaith, grassroots initiative to bring people back together in Sarajevo through sharing music. The afternoon sessions will ask whether the Pontanima choir initiative can provide a model for use in other areas.
Workshop on Reconciliation and Conflict Programme
10.30am-12.00 noon: Lessons from Bosnia-Herzegovina, South Africa and Israel and implications for the UK
Morning Panel Discussion chaired by Dr Edward Kessler with:
- Leslie Griffiths, British Methodist minister and life peer commenting on South Africa
- Fr Earl Collins OSB, Chaplain to Westcott House, Abbot of Dormition Abbey, the German Benedictine monastery in Jerusalem (2011-16) commenting on Israel.
- Stipe Odak, Woolf Institute Visiting Scholar and researcher in the role of religion and religious leaders in processes of conflict transformation, commenting on Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- Alex Carlile, life peer, founding member of the All-Party War Crimes Group, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation (2001-11) commenting on implications for the UK .
1.00-2.30pm Pontanima Inter-religious choir and the contribution of music
Afternoon Panel Discussion chaired by Dr Gorazd Andrejč with:
- Father Ivo Markovic, Founder of Pontanima Choir, members of the Choir and Nedžad Avdić, Srebrenica survivor, discussing reconciliation through music
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