Date(s) - 06/09/2023
19:00 - 20:30
On 6 September, Embrace the Middle East will present an event exploring reconciliation and hope for the Middle East.
The speakers will be:
- Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Revd Su McClellan, Embrace the Middle East
- Daniel Munayer, Executive Director of Musalaha
This will be followed by discussion with an expert panel and rounded off with a reception open to all.
The event will be held in St Martin-in-the-Fields and will be available online.
How to book
To book a ticket either click here or call St Martin-in-the-Fields’ box office on 020 7766 1100.
Most Revd Justin Welby
He was ordained in 1992 after an 11-year career in the oil industry. In 2002 he became Canon of Coventry Cathedral, where he jointly led its international reconciliation work. During this time he worked extensively in Africa and the Middle East. He has had a passion for reconciliation and peacemaking ever since. He has served as Dean of Liverpool Cathedral and Bishop of Durham, and is the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. His priorities are the renewal of prayer and the religious life, reconciliation, and evangelism and witness. He continues to make visits all around the Anglican Communion, particularly to encourage Anglicans in places of conflict who are pursuing peace and reconciliation.
Su leads Embrace the Middle East’s work with churches of all denominations across the UK to foster an understanding of the complexities of life in the Middle East. She has a particular interest in Israel and Palestine and regularly leads pilgrimages, study tours and volunteering trips to the region. She is also the curate at Coventry Cathedral, whose ministry of reconciliation is increasingly informing her work at Embrace.
Embrace the Middle East works to tackle poverty and injustice in the Middle East. Where there is a need – for refuge, a home, for health care, for education, for justice and human rights – Embrace and its partners, respond. They currently work in Egypt, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, supporting over 50 health, education and community projects, which bring vital services to those at risk of marginalisation and exclusion.
Daniel is the Executive Director of Musalaha, an organisation that teaches and facilitates reconciliation mainly between Israelis and Palestinians from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Daniel is both Palestinian and British, with an Israeli passport. Daniel is the co-founder of Lighthouse Relief – a response to the influx of refugees in Greece – and has also worked with the Danish Refugee Council and Nonviolent Peaceforce in Greece and Iraq. Daniel is the only Palestinian ever to be invited personally to address the UN Security Council in New York.