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A World at Peace with Itself

Sunday 11 November 2018, 02:00pm - 05:15pm

A World at Peace with Itself: Elusive dream or achievable goal?

With year’s end fast approaching, many of us will want to look back on the year that was. But this year we may also wish to look back on the century that was. November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending WWI.  

And since then, the Great Depression, WWII, the Holocaust, the atom bomb, the Cold War, and countless armed conflicts, terrorism, the war on terror, ethnic cleansing on a mass scale, unending refugee flows, and a spiralling ecological crisis, with two existential threats looming: climate change and nuclear war.

Yes, time to remember, but also to think ahead.

To mark the day, several of us have put together a thought provoking afternoon of reflection, presentations and discussion, with a little poetry and music. I’ll have the privilege of engaging in conversation three outstanding Australians, including our preeminent Australian historian, Marilyn Lake. The question for all of us is: “where to from here?"

I hope you and your friends can join us (see attached flyer). Book through TryBooking www.trybooking.com/YJFR 


A public event to remember the past and reimagine the future. Remembrance Day, Sun 11 Nov 2018, 2.00pm–5.15pm. Islamic Council of Victoria, 372 Spencer St, West Melbourne. Introducing a major project for 2019: A Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace. Sponsors include Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy, University of Divinity, Ethos:EA Centre for Christianity and Society, Pax Christi, & Social Policy Connections.

Location : Islamic Council of Victoria, 372 Spencer St, West Melbourne