Every summer, OneVoice holds a residential program for university students in London, which includes those who have just completed their A-levels and are about to go to university for the first time.
The course involves talks and workshops from politicians, religious leaders, university lecturers, and ordinary Israelis and Palestinians, covering topics around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict such as: the role of religion, the role of the US, EU, and UN, history and narratives of the conflict, economics and the conflict, potential solutions for the conflict, plus training in public speaking and debating skills.
In a promotional event on May 28, British community members are invited to find out more about how the young participants of this program have achieved something that is so elusive in interfaith relations – a constructive discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Without seeking to agree, the students embark together on a program that so deeply engages them in the complexities of the issue that polarized black and white narratives actually become impossible to maintain.
Three speakers from the Abrahamic faiths: Imam Usama Hasan, Rabbi Natan Levy, and Canon Robert Reiss will join the panel for the event, which is expected to bring a ray of hope to an area of inter-communal dialogue that adults and young people alike normally fear and avoid.
To attend "The Elephant in the Room" or for more information, please contact Sharon Alsoodani: email@example.com.