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Genocide and Holocaust Awareness 1st February

Repentance and Remembrance - Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Grounds: UPF's Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) May 2006 - European and American Delegation

Universal Peace Federation

Email: pa@uk.upf.org Web: www.uk.upf.org

‘Genocide Awareness and Holocaust Commemoration’

House of Lords Committee Room 4A (Map)

Hosted by Lord King of West Bromwich

5:00 – 7:00 pm, 1st February, 2010

 

Repentance and Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum: German Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) Participant Preparing to Lay Flower in Remembrance of the Holocaust

You are cordially invited to a discussion of ‘Genocide Awareness and Holocaust Commemoration’ soon after the internationally recognised Holocaust Memorial Day to be held in the House of Lords, Committee Room 4A. Universal Peace Federation’s (UPF) Community Cohesion Working Group is holding this event to promote awareness of ‘the path to genocide’ to assist the identification of future problems before they occur and to consider the capacity  for any ‘Responsibility to Protect’  style intervention in current or future tragedies.

Expert speakers will address the scale of the tragedy of the Holocaust. The Holocaust Memorial Day, was established to remember the horrors done during World War II to the Jews and other groups and through education to try to ensure that it never happens again. The Holocaust was the culmination of a series of social, cultural and political developments that took place over a period of time. (Link for MEPI Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Ceremony Photos.)

Ruth Barnett will explain the significance of the Armenian Genocide as the first of the 20th century and sadly not the last. There will be a presentation by Dr Hojjat Ramzy on the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. Marie Lyse Numuhoza will speak on the genocide in Rwanda.

The Universal Peace Federation’s (UPF) motto “One Family Under God” signifies the importance of  understanding how such atrocities have happened and the determination to strive to prevent future reoccurrences. Cllr. Faizullah Khan will present a paper on the ‘Paths to Genocide’, exploring the parallels of these tragedies. There will be a presentation by David Wardrop of the United Nations Association on the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ incumbent on the international community when the danger of an impending tragedy is recognised.

We ask you to put this date in your diary and urge you to reserve a seat since places are limited.  We look forward to seeing you on the 1st of February.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Marsh          07956 210 768

Cllr. Margaret Ali    0208-395-6788 / / 07723024750

On behalf of the CCWG committee members

Cllr. Margaret Ali – Joint chair of CCWG & Director-UPF UK    (pa@uk.upf.org)
Ms. Saleha Jaffer – Joint Chair of CCWG and Community Cohesion/Preventing Extremism Consultant & UPF-UK Trustee
Ms. Vanessa Edwards: CCWG Secretary (vanessa@vandaehworks.co.uk)
Cllr. Liaquat Ali: former Mayor of London Borough of Waltham Forest
Mrs. Ruth Louise Barnett: Holocaust educator
Cllr. Janet Baddeley: Watford Borough Council
Cllr. Mushtaq Lasharie: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea & Chair of 3rd World Solidarity
Ms. Brenda Hodgson: Peace activist
Mr. Alan Rainer: Interfaith activist & Religious Education teacher
Ms. Hilde Rapp: Conflict Resolution & Co – Chair, Centre of International Peacebuilding
Mr. Ajit Singh MBE: Interfaith activist
Mr. Tim Miller: Chair of Hastings Interfaith Forum
Mr. Shamsuddin Agha: President of Indian Muslim Federation – UK
Mr. Brij-Mohan Gupta: Chair of Hindu Culture and Heritage Society – UK
Cllr. Faizullah Khan: Former Speaker of London Borough of Hackney
Mr. Edwin Shuker: Vice President of the World Sephardic Congress
Cllr. Greta Sohoye: Croydon Council
Mr. Amarjeet-Singh Bhamra PhD IHM: Interfaith activist and Ayurveda Consultant

Universal Peace Federation – UK

Tel : 020 7262 0985

43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

www.uk.upf.org

https://peacedevelopmentnetwork.wordpress.com

UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

 

Repentance and Remembrance - Laying Flowers and Greeting Jewish Representatives - Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Near Jerusalem

 

 

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