Thursday, 23 August 2012

Featured event: Bosnia 20 years on

IN light of the twentieth anniversary of the outbreak of the worst conflict in Europe since the end of World War II, we will be discussing Bosnia's past and future in the second of our Feature Conversations.

The civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina culminated in the massacre of over eight thousand Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995. Territorial, ethnic, political and religious factors all played a part in the conflict, and remain active in the region, and attempts at peacemaking and reconciliation have been made by both political and religious figures.

Mustafa Ceric, the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Rev Donald Reeves, Director of the Soul of Europe and Professor Hugh Goddard, Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh will come together to discuss the legacy of the conflict and the role of faith and community in bringing about healing.

In partnership with the Alwaleed Centre at the University of Edinburgh, part of a network of centres at prestigious universities around the world dedicated to improving mutual knowledge and tolerance between Islam and the west.

Friday 24 August, 6pm-7pm, in the Church at St John's (Venue 127). Get tickets here or at the venue box office.

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