London conference to mark centenary of Balfour Declaration


Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

A thousand people are expected at Methodist Central Hall Westminster on 31 October to hear Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Principal, Mansfield College, Oxford University; and other British leaders speak on 'Britain's Broken Promise – Time for a New Approach'.

At the event, held to commemorate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, politicians, religious leaders and academics will acknowledge Britain's historical responsibilities in the Middle East, particularly its failure to treat all sides fairly in Palestine.

It will call on civil society and the Government to implement policies and approaches which support Palestinians and Israelis in building a peaceful future based on equal rights for all.

Other speakers will include: Rt Hon Tom Brake MP; Richard Burden MP, Chair Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group; Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Anglican Bishop of Southwark; Rt Revd Declan Lang, Roman Catholic Bishop of Clifton; Layla Moran MP; Dr Philippa Whitford MP; Sir Vincent Fean, former UK Consul-General, Jerusalem; Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi, Liberal Judaism; Dr Imad Karam, award-winning film-maker

There will also be music from Chai for All of Longing Belonging and Balfour.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-balfour-centenary-britains-broken-promisetime-for-a-new-approach-tickets-37237956731?aff=ehomecard They cannot be bought at Central Hall.

The centenary is being marked across Britain and in the Middle East. In both places it is a subject of much discussion in the media. Many British talks and events are listed on the Balfour Project website.www.balfourproject.org The website also lists a wide range of books published to commemorate the centenary.

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