‘Using Peace building projects to address violent extremism’

  • 11:00 AM
  • Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1JR

This Bristol Area Quaker Meeting Annual Peace Lecture will be held at the Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1JR, from 11am to 12.30pm. It is a free event and the key speaker is Rebecca Crozier, Middle East and North Africa Programme Manager, International Alert. Today we seem confronted by violent extremism in every direction. State responses are predominantly military, or heavily security focused, and public and media discussion largely reflects this. But does this response work? Rebecca Crozier, who has worked in peace building for ten years, argues that to tackle violent extremism, we need first to understand and address its causes in all their complexity. Her talk will draw on her experience of leading successful projects based on this approach in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Tunisia. For more information see: http://redlandquakers.org.uk/members-attenders-area/notices/