Monday 15th October at 7.00pm
Friends Meeting House
Marcus Armstrong is a human rights and peace & justice worker. He has served 12 times in Palestine and 6 times in Northern Iraq as a peacekeeper, mediator and negotiator, with various organisations including Christian Peacemaker teams and the UN.
Marcus has recently returned from his 6th trip to Iraq and 18th to the Middle East. As a peace keeper he has spent some 4 years of his life in the region since 2002 and has been greatly challenged in his own perceptions. He was recently staying in a monastery in the Kurdish region of Iraq where he ran 25 workshops for community and voluntary groups, for teams in the refugee camps and for local politicians on subjects such as spirituality and social change, non-violence and coping with stress and depression, as well as identity, mediation and forgiveness. He has encountered many traumatised people.
He has visited Syrian and Iranian refugees in the camps, many of whom are still undocumented. He has first hand experience of areas new liberated from ISIS.
He will be joining us in Cheltenham to discuss the current situation on the ground and the work of peace-keeping teams in Northern Iraq.
Donations taken on the door towards running costs.
National InterFaith Week
14th November 2018
The week of events is organized jointly by Cheltenham InterFaith, Cheltenham Borough Council and the University of Gloucestershire Chaplaincy. University Venue. Information to follow.
‘IN SEARCH OF MEANING’
Different faith communities will come together once again to mark National Interfaith Week
Park Campus University of Gloucestershire (follow signs to Reception)
The evening will start with a vegetarian curry and everyone is invited to bring a sweet dish to share. During the event there will be short presentations made by a panel of local faith representatives, a showing of a short film, created by the students, opportunities for personal discussion, plus music and devotional acts to close.
For further details contact Jo Parkin 01242 714593