LONDON | Over 80 Israel, Palestinian, and UK Seeds and supporters represented Seeds of Peace at the House of Lords in London on March 8 during a meeting of grassroots peace organizations convened by Lord Stone of Blackheath and attended by the British Government Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood.
Seeds of Peace was joined by Peace Factory, One Voice Europe, and Unity – Jewish Muslim Women’s Forum and was designed to showcase effective grassroots peacebuilding initiatives.
The event brought together community leaders and alumni of peacebuilding programs living in the UK and highlighted their potential for engaging young people from Muslim and Jewish communities in the UK.
“The session was very inspiring and encouraging for more work on peacebuilding from the grassroots to top,” said Seeds of Peace UK Representative Diala Thaher. “Investing in exceptional young leaders from conflict regions is the way forward.”
Three Seeds shared their experiences with the group, and took part in a discussion session moderated by Samantha Simmonds from Sky News focused on approaches to building positive dialogue between groups in conflict.
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