United for Peace: Unity through Poetry

Participate in the Event United for Peace – Unity through Poetry

Wednesday 10 May, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Muirhead Tower Room G15, University of Birmingham

The Oxford Foundation in partnership with The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Birmingham, is hosting a gathering entitled, United for Peace: Unity through Poetry. Leading luminaries from across the faith, cultural, and non-faith traditions will read, chant and sing beautiful poetry that will speak across different cultures and faiths affirming the universal message of peace, love, wisdom, unity and harmony. The evening will incorporate poetry interspersed with silent reflection and music that will celebrate and affirm these shared values. Actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company will recite some of the poems.

United for Peace is a national initiative by The Oxford Foundation that draws United Kingdom’s diverse communities together to affirm the values that unite us. The values of respect, love, peace, compassion and understanding as opposed to the narratives that extremists advocate of ugliness, division, hatred, and violence.

If you would like to contribute and present a reading whether spoken, chanted or sung, we’d be delighted to here from you. Please contact: Kaleem Hussain, The Oxford Foundation Representative for West Midlands and Buckinghamshire at kaleem@theoxfordfoundation.org.uk no later than 10th April.

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