I am an academic at Warwick University, researching and writing on historical relations between Europe and the Islamic world. I am also engaged in public engagement work that takes my academic research off campus, not only in the form of public lectures, but also social and community events. These events include workshops, seminars, cross community encounters, and draw on images, ideas and concepts from diverse cultures of past centuries. They attempt to re-think the relationships between diverse communities and faiths so that they emphasise commonality, shared heritage and values and communication, whilst, crucially, respecting and articulating differences. I look forward to bringing this work to enrich a rage of community events in the Coventry area, both on World Peace Day and beyond.