Friday, 21 of July 2017

Participate in the Event United for Peace – Unity through Poetry

 

University of Birmingham: College of Arts and Law


Participate in the Event United for Peace – Unity through Poetry

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY 2017



18:00 PM – 21:00 PM



MUIRHEAD TOWER G15



UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM


The Oxford Foundation in partnership with The Edward Cadbury Centre for the
Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Birmingham, is hosting a
gathering entitled, United for Peace: Unity through Poetry. Leading luminaries
from across the faith, cultural, and non-faith traditions will read, chant and
sing beautiful poetry that will speak across different cultures and faiths
affirming the universal message of peace, love, wisdom, unity and harmony. The
evening will incorporate poetry interspersed with silent reflection and music
that will celebrate and affirm these shared values.

United for Peace is a
national initiative
by The Oxford Foundation that draws United Kingdom’s
diverse communities together to affirm the values that unite us. The values of
respect, love, peace, compassion and understanding as opposed to the narratives
that extremists advocate of ugliness, division, hatred, and violence.

If you would like to contribute and present a reading whether spoken, chanted or
sung, we’d be delighted to here from you.


Please contact: Kaleem Hussain, The Oxford Foundation Representative for West
Midlands and Buckinghamshire at kaleem@theoxfordfoundation.org.uk with
the following details no later than


10th April 2017
:

Organisation

 

Affiliation to a tradition

 

Presenter Details (Individual, group, numbers)

 

Poetry Being Recited (Author, Tradition, Poem)

 

Oral Reading or Interspersed with Music? If music, what acoustics will
be required?

 

Approx Duration of Poem (5-10 min max)

 

Contact Details

 

Any Additional Information

 

Sponsorship (If
you would like to sponsor this event please provide your details and the
amount and we shall be in touch. The sponsors details shall feature in The
United for Peace-Unity through Poetry
event
booklet.)

 


Once you have forwarded the above information, there will be a process of
selection and The Oxford Foundation shall be in touch with further details
regarding the event. A United for Peace: Unity through Poetry
event booklet shall also be produced as part of this event which will feature
all the poetic readings from those presenting along with messages of support
from prominent faith, non-faith and civic leaders.


For more information about this event please visit the
Eventbrite
online page





For further information about The Oxford Foundation please visit the
foundation’s
online
page





For more information about the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public
Understanding of Religion, please
visit
our website
,
and follow
@PTRBirmingham on
Twitter


ADDRESS

University of Birmingham,

Edgbaston,

Birmingham B15 2TT,

United Kingdom

EMAIL:

cadburycentre@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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www.birmingham.ac.uk/cpur

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