Q-News, Mahabba, FOSIS and YMOUK present
“After Genocide: Islam, Social Justice and the Power of Reconciliation”
Dr Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Shaykh Saleh Habimana, Mufti of Rwanda
Naeem Jeenah, Human Rights Activist, South Africa
Friday 17th March 2006
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program starts at 7:00 pm SHARP
at Friends House
173 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ
(Across from Euston Station and a short walk from Euston Square)
Islam’s tradition of social justice has always strived towards peace and reconciliation. But how is that possible when you have been the victim of genocide, murder and mass rape? How is it possible for societies to rebuild after the trauma of this kind of violence? Is there hope for peace after the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Bosnia, the genocide of nearly 1,000,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda and the systematic and violent subjugation of blacks and people of colour in apartheid South Africa?
In Bosnia, Rwanda and South Africa, leading Muslims have sought to be agents of reconciliation and social justice. Few know the story of how Rwandan Muslims saved the lives of hundred of thousands during the 1994 genocide by offering them sanctuary inside their mosques.
In this unique gathering three people at the frontlines of this struggle to heal and repair their societies will speak about how their faith has been an agent of mercy in the most of difficult of times. Join us for a remarkable evening.
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